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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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Give Today and #GatherForCMoG
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On May 5, 2020, join the global movement Giving Tuesday Now. In response to the unprecedented impact of the COVID-19 closure on our Museum, we will #GatherForCMoG as part of a global movement called #GivingTuesdayNow. We need your support now more than ever. Your gift helps us preserve our

Watch with the Artist: Kristina Logan and Jeff Mack
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We're excited to introduce a new series on the channel! Since we can't bring you live streams at this time, we'll be hosting weekly Watch with the Artist live events. In this demonstration from January 2020, guest artist Kristina Logan partners with Museum glassworker Jeff Mack to

Watch with the Artist: Eusheen Goines
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We're excited to introduce a new series on the channel! Since we can't bring you live streams at this time, we'll be hosting weekly Watch with the Artist live events. Join the featured artist in watching their past live stream, along with other Museum glassmakers, who will all be

Paperweight Pals Read Along with Karol Wight
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Join author Karol Wight as she reads Paperweight Pals! Explore shapes, colors, and numbers through 10 paperweights from The Corning Museum of Glass collection in this fun children's book. #OperationReadAloud #ReadWithMe Dr. Karol Wight, the Museum's President and Executive Director,

Watch with the Artist: Catherine Labonté
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We're excited to introduce a new series on the channel! Since we can't bring you live streams at this time, we'll be hosting weekly Watch with the Artist live events. Join the featured artist in watching their past live stream, along with other Museum glassmakers, who will all be

Watch with the Artist: Bill Gudenrath Studio Demonstration
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We're excited to introduce a new series on the channel! Since we can't bring you live streams at this time, we'll be hosting weekly Watch with the Artist live events. Join the featured artist in watching their past live stream, along with other Museum glassmakers, who will all be

Watch with the Artist: Bill Gudenrath Studio Demonstration
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We're excited to introduce a new series on the channel! Since we can't bring you live streams at this time, we'll be hosting weekly Watch with the Artist live events. Join the featured artist in watching their past live stream, along with other Museum glassmakers, who will all be

Watch with the Artist: Eric Meek Guest Artist Demonstration
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We're excited to introduce a new series on the channel! Since we can't bring you live streams at this time, we'll be hosting weekly Watch with the Artist live events. Join the featured artist in watching their past live stream, along with other Museum glassmakers, who will all be

Lino Tagliapietra Guest Artist Demonstration | Tall sculpture (2016)
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Watch a never-before-released demonstration with Venetian glass Maestro, Lino Tagliapietra, at work in the Amphitheater Hot Shop in 2016. NOTE: There is no room/hotshop sound, but there is the audio from the narrator starting at 8:29, which you’ll then hear randomly as they share what’s going on in

Arts in Education: A Matrix of Possibilities for Human Creativity | Behind the Glass Lecture
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James Haywood Rolling, Jr. is the current President-Elect of the National Art Education Association (NAEA) and Chair of the new NAEA Equity, Diversity & Inclusion Commission. He was inducted as part of the 2017 class of NAEA Distinguished Fellows in recognition of a career of exemplary

Micrographia, or, Some physiological descriptions of minute bodies made by magnifying glasses, with observations and inquiries thereupon / by R. Hooke.
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Hooke, Robert, 1635-1703. Martyn, John, fl. 1649-1680, bookseller. Royal Society (Great Britain). Council. 97629 Some physiological descriptions of minute bodies made by magnifying glasses London: Printed for John Martyn, 1667. [36], 246, [10] p., xxxviii leaves of plates (chiefly folded): ill.; 30

Janusz Poźniak Guest Artist Demonstration
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Watch Blown Away finalist Janusz Poźniak's demo from the Amphitheater Hot Shop on Friday, February 21. Note that we were unable to include a shot of the final piece out of the annealer, but you can see other completed works by Poźniak on his website https://www.januszpozniak.com Janusz Poźniak

Eric Goldschmidt Live-streamed Studio Demonstration
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Watch Eric Goldschmidt demonstrate the creation of a cup and foot from borosilicate glass and assemble them with a pre-made stem. An exceptional narrator, Goldschmidt will describe and demonstrate the proper use of diamond shears and jacks in flameworking applications, in addition to the

Mark Peiser: From There to Here and Back Again | Behind the Glass Lecture
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Since 1967 when Mark Peiser became involved with the Studio Glass Movement, he has been recognized for his unique approach and accomplishments. His investigation of the expressive implications of glass properties led to distinctive bodies of work, including the Palomar series. In this lecture,

Lino Tagliapietra Guest Artist Demonstration | Multi-colored sculpture (2016)
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Watch a never-before-released demonstration with Venetian glass Maestro, Lino Tagliapietra, at work in the Amphitheater Hot Shop in 2016. Tagliapietra is recognized the world over as a master of traditional techniques, a teacher who has shaped the world of contemporary glass, and an artist who

Lino Tagliapietra Guest Artist Demonstration | Blue vase (2016)
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Watch a never-before-released demonstration with Venetian glass Maestro, Lino Tagliapietra, at work in the Amphitheater Hot Shop in 2016. NOTE: There is no room/hotshop sound, but there is the audio from the narrator starting at 6:02, which you’ll then hear randomly as they share what’s going on in

Janusz Poźniak Guest Artist Live Stream
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Blown Away finalist Janusz Poźniak's demo will be streamed live from the Amphitheater Hot Shop on Friday, February 21 at 2 pm Eastern. Image courtesy of marblemedia

Clare Belfrage Live-streamed Studio Demonstration
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Watch as Clare Belfrage demonstrates for her class, The Nature of Things, the expressive uses of color and pattern in the hot shop. Inspired by experiences of detail in nature, Belfrage’s work has been distinguished by the use of fine glass threads to draw complex linear patterns on the surface of

Kristina Logan Guest Artist Demonstration
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Watch as Guest Artist Kristina Logan partners with Museum glassworker Jeff Mack to create a glass goblet using one of Logan's signature style beads as the stem. See the final goblets starting at 2:00:28. The Guest Artist Series features world-class visiting artists at work in the Amphitheater

Eric Goldschmidt Studio Live Stream
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Watch Eric Goldschmidt demonstrate on February 12 at 11 am Eastern for his class, Goblets as a Tool for Growth, the creation of a cup and foot from borosilicate glass and assemble them with a pre-made stem. An exceptional narrator, Goldschmidt will describe and demonstrate the proper use of diamond

Cat Burns Live-streamed Studio Demonstration
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Students in Cat Burns’ glassblowing class, Playcation!, learn through experimentation. In this live streamed demonstration, Burns rolls up a pre-fused pâte de verre design on to the surface of a bubble, the culmination of her own years of experimentation in the hot shop. See the final piece out of

Max Erlacher Live-streamed Studio Demonstration (January 2020)
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Watch this rare opportunity to see Steuben Glass Master Engraver Max Erlacher demonstrate for his class, Engraving and Cold Working Techniques. Erlacher will share his knowledge of copper, stone, and diamond engraving, and cold working techniques. See the final engravings starting at 39:23. Take a

Clare Belfrage Studio Live Stream
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Watch on February 5 at 11 am Eastern as Clare Belfrage demonstrates for her class, The Nature of Things, the expressive uses of color and pattern in the hot shop. Inspired by experiences of detail in nature, Belfrage’s work has been distinguished by the use of fine glass threads to draw complex

Robert Comploj Live-streamed Studio Demonstration
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Robert Comploj’s glassblowing class, From Bubble to Art Installation, leads students from the very beginning of an idea, through the design process and fabrication, to the installation and exhibition. In this live streamed demo, Comploj showcases his technical discipline in the hot shop to create

The Making of "Blown Away" Panel Discussion
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Want to know what goes into creating the first-ever glassblowing competition show? Hear from the creators, contestants, a guest judge, and the host, and get the inside scoop on the making of Netflix's hottest new show. Host: Nick Uhas Contestants: Annette Sheppard and Momoko "Momo"

Glass Tension and the Prince Rupert’s Drop
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Prince Rupert’s Drops are incredibly strong, but they have an Achilles' heel. That’s why Prince Rupert who created them thought they’d make for excellent party tricks. Eric Meek from The Corning Museum of Glass safely shows "Blown Away" host Nick Uhas how this unique glass shape,

How Tough Can Glass Be?
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Host of "Blown Away," Nick Uhas, gets his mind blown when tough glass explodes. Eric Meek from The Corning Museum of Glass introduces him to the tension and compression stress found in the egg-shaped Bologna phial named for the city it was created in: Bologna, Italy.

Wait…That Cold Glass is Hot?
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Eric Meek from The Corning Museum of Glass demonstrates how glass that may look cold can still be hot enough to do some damage—or pop some “Corn-ing” popcorn, which host Nick Uhas enjoys on the set of "Blown Away."

What Happens When Glass Cools Too Quickly?
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Eric Meek from The Corning Museum of Glass makes a lovely glass vase for Nick Uhas from "Blown Away." But Nick soon finds out why annealing (slow cooling) is an important part of the glassmaking process. Learn more: https://www.cmog.org/article/annealing-glass

How Do You Color Glass?
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Nick Uhas from Blown Away works with Eric Meek from The Corning Museum of Glass to learn how to apply color to clear glass. It’s as simple as putting sprinkles on a sweet treat!

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