All About Glass

All About Glass

This is your resource for exploring various topics in glass: delve deeper with this collection of articles, multimedia, and virtual books all about glass. Content is frequently added to the area, so check back for new items. If you have a topic you'd like to see covered, send us your suggestion. If you have a specific question, Ask a Glass Question at our Rakow Research Library.

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Live-Streamed Studio Demonstration | Jordana Korsen
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Watch glassblower and instructor Jordana Korsen demonstrate for her class at The Studio. She will create celebratory drinking vessels and a decanter during this one-hour live-streamed demonstration. Jordana Korsen has been working with hot glass for more than 20 years, focusing on functional work

Live-Streamed Studio Demonstration | Jordana Korsen
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Watch glassblower and instructor Jordana Korsen demonstrate for her class at The Studio. She will create celebratory drinking vessels and a decanter during this one-hour live-streamed demonstration. Jordana Korsen has been working with hot glass for more than 20 years, focusing on functional work

Studio Live Stream | Alexander Rosenberg
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Watch glassblower and artist Alexander Rosenberg demonstrate for his class at The Studio. A strong foundation is key to developing thoughtful and technically refined pieces in the hot shop, and Rosenberg emphasizes the importance of building upon positive habits and solid hand skills.

Perfume | Connected by Glass
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Some of the earliest glass vessels were made to hold perfumes and other cosmetics. From then until now, the connection between glass bottles and the scents they contain is a fascinating and colorful story of design and imagination. Throughout its long history, perfume has served as a marker for

You Design It; We Make It! | Christmas Owl by Catherine Ayers and Siggy
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Watch as Catherine Ayers and the Hot Glass Team brings Siggy's Christmas owl design to life for our You Design It; We Make It! demonstration. Want to see your design be made by our talented glassmakers? Submit your idea for a future You Design It; We Make It! demonstration here: https://www

Live-Streamed Studio Demonstration | Kristina Logan
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Watch master glassmaker and flameworker Kristina Logan demonstrate for her class at The Studio. Logan is internationally recognized for her precisely patterned, delicate glass beads, which she combines with metalwork to create jewelry and functional objects.

Megan Stelljes | Guest Artist Live Stream
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Watch this demonstration from Megan Stelljes for an exciting, behind-the-scenes look at how she creates her edgy and provocative neon and sculpted glasswork. Stelljes is one of the featured artists in New Glass Now, currently on view at the Renwick Gallery, a branch museum of the Smithsonian

Dan Coyle, Ryno and Hoobs | Guest Artist Flameworking Collaborative Session
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Watch master flameworkers Dan Coyle, Ryno and Hoobs work together on a three-person collaborative sculpture, employing advanced flameworking techniques that will include frame building, cold bridging, and complex assembly. This compositional work will incorporate each artist's individual

Christmas Live Stream: Meet the Stars of Blown Away
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In celebration of the launch of Blown Away Christmas on Netflix, watch Andi Kovel, and Nao Yamamoto from the Netflix series Blown Away at work in the Amphitheater as they display their mastery of glassblowing—designing and creating new and original handblown ornaments that will be for sale

Live-Streamed Studio Demonstration | Jordana Korsen
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Watch glassblower and instructor Jordana Korsen demonstrate for her class at The Studio. She will create celebratory drinking vessels and a decanter during this one-hour live-streamed demonstration.

Bring the Heat | Eric Goldschmidt Live Streamed Demonstration
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Watch as Eric Goldschmidt creates a lidded goblet with a marbleized appearance for his Bring the Heat demonstration.

Meet the Stars of Blown Away Christmas Live Stream
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For this live streamed demo, watch Andi Kovel, and Nao Yamamoto from the Netflix series Blown Away at work in the Amphitheater as they display their mastery of glassblowing—designing and creating new and original handblown ornaments that will be for sale exclusively in The Shops at The Corning

Meet the 2021 Rakow Commission Leo Tecosky | Connected by Glass
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In this virtual event, the prestigious 2021 Rakow Commission will be unveiled for the first time. Hear from the artist about their practice and the commissioned work, then watch the premiere of a short documentary video about the creation of the 2021 Rakow Commission. The Museum's annual Rakow

Leo Tecosky, 36th Rakow Commission Recipient
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The Corning Museum of Glass (CMoG) has named Brooklyn-based artist Leo Tecosky (b. 1981, USA) the recipient of the 2021 Rakow Commission. The prestigious award supports the creation of a new work of art in glass by an artist who is not yet represented in CMoG’s collection. For the Rakow Commission,

You Design It; We Make It! Demonstration | Gnome Cheerleader by Chris Rochelle and Martha
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Watch as Chris Rochelle creates Martha's gnome cheerleader named Mike for our You Design It; We Make It! demonstration. During the pandemic, Martha took up playing in a fantasy football league and Mike is the cheerleader for her team. Want to see your design created in glass? Submit your idea

Elaine K. Ng | Guest Artist Live Streamed Demonstration
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Watch as Rockwell Collaborative Guest Artist Elaine K. Ng works together with Museum gaffers to experiment and realize her designs in glass. Multidisciplinary artist Elaine K. Ng currently has two special installations on view at The Rockwell Museum, including a site-specific installation as part

You Design It; We Make It! Demonstration | Opossum on a Pie by Catherine Ayers and Lindsey
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Watch as Catherine Ayers and the Hot Glass Demo Team create Lindsey's opossum on a pie in glass for our You Design It; We Make It! demonstration. Check out the finished piece starting at 1:27:38. Want to see your design be made by our talented glassmakers? Submit your idea for a future You

Sizzling Glass Science with Nick Uhas | Live Streamed Demonstration
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TikTok star and host of Netflix’s Blown Away, Nick Uhas, teams up with The Corning Museum of Glass to present a special demonstration geared towards the weird and wonderful things glass can do. A science influencer, Nick combines his formal science education with his insatiable curiosity to create

Bring the Heat Demonstration | Christa Westbrook
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Watch as Christa Westbrook creates a large-scale piece consisting of pinwheel shapes with layers of transparent and opaque colors, using a technique called veil cane. The pinwheel pattern symbolizes community and unity and, for Westbrook’s Native American family history, a part of the past and

Elaine K. Ng | Guest Artist Live Stream
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Join us for a live stream with Rockwell Collaborative Guest Artist Elaine K. Ng as she works together with Museum gaffers to experiment and realize her designs in glass. Multidisciplinary artist Elaine K. Ng currently has two special installations on view at The Rockwell Museum, including a site

You Design It; We Make It! Demonstration | The Land That Time Forgot
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A wild discovery has been made: an island unlike anything that exists in modern times. On this bit of land in the middle of the ocean, new species of flowers and trees are growing. Animals we’ve never seen before slither, scamper, and soar. And dinosaurs never went extinct. Draw your favorite

You Design It; We Make It! | Things That Go Bump in the Night
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Watch as George Kennard and the team bring Nathan's pumpkin man design to life for our You Design It; We Make It! demonstration. Nathan even wrote a whole backstory for his design! "There once was a Pumpkin-Man who looked like this. He just saw a skeleton who looked scary. He got scared

Bring the Heat Demonstration | Christa Westbrook
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For this live streamed demo, watch as Christa Westbrook creates a large-scale piece consisting of pinwheel shapes with layers of transparent and opaque colors, using a technique called veil cane. The pinwheel pattern symbolizes community and unity and, for Westbrook’s Native American family history

Bring the Heat: Jeff Mack Live Streamed Demonstration making a Glass Bull Sculpture
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Watch glassmaker Jeff Mack bring the heat as he hot carves a solid sculpture into the likeness of a charging bull. In a recent and exciting collaboration with Red Bull, Mack sculpted a bull out of glass while a stunt motorcyclist performed tricks around him. He spent a significant amount of time

59th Seminar on Glass Day Two Panel Three: Cultural Practices of Glass
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A series of pre-recorded papers informs this live panel discussion relating to the many contexts, meanings, functions, and innovations of glass within cultures and communities throughout the Atlantic World during the long 18th century (about 1680-1820). Panel Three: Cultural Practices of Glass

59th Seminar on Glass Day Two Introducing Glass in the 18th century Atlantic World
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Introducing Glass in the 18th-century Atlantic World Dr. Christopher ‘Kit’ Maxwell, Curator of Early Modern Glass, The Corning Museum of Glass 59th Annual Seminar on Glass The Museum's 59th Annual Seminar on Glass was presented virtually Friday, October 8, and Saturday, October 9, 2021, in

59th Seminar on Glass Day Two Glassmaking Demonstration: Plate Glass
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Glassmaking Demonstration: Plate Glass Glassmakers: Eric Meek, Senior Manager of Hot Glass Programs and Marcom Operations, The Corning Museum of Glass (USA) Chris Rochelle, Hot Glass Projects Team Leader, The Corning Museum of Glass (USA) Jeff Mack, Manager, Hot Glass Programs and Projects, The

59th Seminar on Glass Day One Panel Three: Design and ‘In Sparkling Company’
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In this panel, CMoG staff and external collaborators will consider approaches to the design of the exhibition. Moderator: Carole Ann Fabian, Director, Collections and Curatorial Affairs, The Corning Museum of Glass (USA) Panel: Selldorf Architects, New York (USA) Warren Bunn, Collections Manager,

59th Seminar on Glass Day Two Panel Two: Mobility, Identity, and Empire
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A series of pre-recorded papers informs this live panel discussion relating to the many contexts, meanings, functions, and innovations of glass within cultures and communities throughout the Atlantic World during the long 18th century (about 1680-1820). Panel Two: Mobility, Identity, and Empire

59th Seminar on Glass Day One Panel Two: Digital Technology and ‘In Sparkling Company'
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In this panel, CMoG staff and external collaborators consider the digital components of the exhibition, including the remarkable virtual reality reconstruction of the now-lost glass drawing room at Northumberland House, London, designed in 1775 by Robert Adam for the 1st Duke and Duchess of

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