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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Bring the Heat Demonstration | Richard Whiteley
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Watch live Wednesday at 10 am Eastern as master glassmaker Richard Whiteley brings the heat as he blends elements of mold-making techniques with the processes of glass blowing. He will contrast the simplicity of the cylinder form and the inherent beauty of glass with a process of distortion, which

Bring the Heat: Eric Hilton and George Kennard
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In this live stream, watch as artist and designer Eric Hilton and master glassmaker George Kennard combine their skills to share a story of artistic collaboration. Hilton narrates while Kennard forms a multi-colored vessel in hot glass incorporating sandblasted elements created by Hilton. See the

You Design it; We Make It! Shirinabonu's Blue Bird
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Spring has sprung! Watch glassmaker Chris Rochelle create Shirinabonu's blue bird design in hot glass. Subscribe to our channel to receive updates when we're live http://youtube.com/user/corningmuseumofglass?sub_confirmation=1 Have an idea you'd like to see made in glass? You can now

Bring the Heat: Katie Hubbs Live Streamed Demonstration
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Watch master glassmaker Katie Hubbs create two vessels in hot glass, demonstrating a delightful method for using cane in the warm colors of a sunset as well as the cool colors of midnight, while forming the neck of each vessel using the encalmo technique. See the final pieces starting at 2:09:24.

Bring the Heat Demonstration | Eric Hilton and George Kennard
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Two artists join artistic forces in our Bring the Heat demo Wednesday at 10 am Eastern! During this livestream, watch as artist and designer Eric Hilton and master glassmaker George Kennard combine their skills to share a story of artistic collaboration. Hilton will narrate while Kennard forms a

Bring the Heat Demonstration | Katie Hubbs
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Tune in Wednesday at 10 am Eastern to watch Katie Hubbs create two vessels in hot glass, demonstrating a delightful method for using cane in the warm colors of a sunset as well as the cool colors of midnight, while forming the neck of each vessel using the encalmo technique.

Morgan Cup
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The Morgan Cup [52.1.93] is a Roman cameo glass of the first century A.D. It may have been found in the ancient city of Heraclea Pontica, modern Eregli, Turkey. The cup was once in the collection of J. Pierpont Morgan (hence its name). It came to the Museum in 1952 as the gift of Arthur A. Houghton

Made at a 4,000°F torch- Flameworking at The Corning Museum of Glass
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Watch as skilled flameworkers, glass artists who work with a torch, melt rods and tubes in a 4,000°F flame and then shape the softened glass into any variety of objects. Flameworkers can create anything from glass animals and beads to sculptures and ornate goblets—from delicate decorations to

Bring the Heat: Chris Rochelle Live Streamed Demonstration
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Watch master glassmaker Chris Rochelle sculpt an octopus latching onto a rocket, combining glassblowing with sculpting to bring his work to life. See the final work starting at 1:57:50. Chris Rochelle enjoys the constant, steady focus that forming glass demands. A common thread in his work is

Bring the Heat Demonstration | Rocket Octopus by Chris Rochelle
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Don't miss tomorrow's Bring the Heat demonstration with Chris Rochelle as he sculpts an octopus latching onto a rocket, combining glassblowing with sculpting to bring his work to life. Tune in live Wednesday at 10 am Eastern!

Studio Demonstration: Davide Fuin
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Watch Davide Fuin as he demonstrates for his class, Advanced Venetian Glassblowing, where he shares his vast knowledge and considerable Venetian-style glassblowing skills.

Bring the Heat: Caitlin Hyde and Helen Tegeler combine glass flameworking and hot furnace work
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Watch master glassmakers Helen Tegeler and Caitlin Hyde explore the duality of good and evil; two artists, two types of glass, two techniques joined for one unstoppable celebration of glassmaking in 2021! Caitlin flameworks imps and angels that dance atop stoppers, while Helen playfully pairs the

Bring the Heat Demonstration | Caitlin Hyde and Helen Tegeler
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Tune in Wednesday at 10 am Eastern as master glassmakers Helen Tegeler and Caitlin Hyde explore the duality of good and evil; two artists, two types of glass, two techniques joined for one unstoppable celebration of glass making in 2021! Watch as Caitlin flameworks imps and angels that dance atop

Connected by Glass: Marvelous Marbles
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Marvelous Marble Day goes virtual! Hear from National Marble Tournament organizer Doug Watson and Troy Smythe, Education and Interpretation Supervisor at the Museum. Plus the Hot Glass Demonstration team treats you with a special demo exploring patterns and techniques used in the marble making

Blown Away Season 2 | Connected By Glass
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Have you been Blown Away by the second season of the hottest show on Netflix? Join us for an exclusive talk with fan-favorite contestants Jason McDonald, Mike Shelbo, and finalist Cat Burns, as well as Blown Away director Mike Bickerton. As part of the live event, Museum members were invited to a Q

SUNY Corning Community College Celebrates Black Artists featuring Chris Day: Blown, Bound & Bold
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SUNY Corning Community College invites you to celebrate Black History Month! Join SUNY CCC for a presentation and discussion with artist Chris Day. Chris Day fuses glass, ceramics, and metal to explore Black history and personal identity. In this program, he discusses how the legacy of slavery, the

Connected by Glass: Blown Away Season 2
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Have you been Blown Away by the second season of the hottest show on Netflix? Whether it’s the stories of the contestants or the remarkable work they produce, there are many reasons to be inspired by this unique show that celebrates the material we all love. Join us for an exclusive talk with fan

Bring the Heat: Carl Siglin and G Brian Juk Create Marbleized Marvels
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Watch as master glassmakers Carl Siglin and G Brian Juk create pieces in hot glass using encalmo, a Venetian glass blowing technique, while demonstrating two completely different ways to marbleize colored glass. Siglin will demonstrate a “switched axis” vertical encalmo pattern when creating a tall

Connected by Glass: Marvelous Marbles
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Join us online from 11 am-12 pm on Sunday, February 14 for a special live streamed event all about marbles. Hear from National Marble Tournament winners and organizers, plus the Hot Glass Demonstration team will treat you to a specialized demo exploring patterns and techniques used in the marble

Bring the Heat Demonstration | G Brian Juk and Carl Siglin
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Watch Wednesday at 10 am Eastern as master glassmakers Carl Siglin and G Brian Juk create pieces in hot glass using encalmo, a Venetian glass blowing technique, while demonstrating two completely different ways to marbleize colored glass.

Bring the Heat: Tom Ryder
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Watch Tom Ryder create two of his signature pieces, “Tree Vase” and “Sunset Vase” with sculpted flowers. Ryder demonstrates his technique of blowing a bubble of glass into the mold as sticks burn away to leave the imprint of tree branches on the surface of the glass. Colors for the vases will

Bring the Heat Demonstration | Tom Ryder
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Tune in tomorrow at 10 am Eastern for our Bring the Heat demonstration with Tom Ryder! Tom will be making both a "Sunset Vase" and a "Tree Vase" for this demo.

Bring the Heat: Catherine Ayers
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In this Bring the Heat live demo, watch master glassmaker Catherine Ayers create figure sculptures out of hot glass. During the demo, Ayers will talk about her initial sketches and the steps she takes when mapping out the forms the figures will take—in this case two female figures; one of which is

Congratulations Madam Vice President
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We are looking forward to watching the Inauguration and witnessing the historic moment a glass ceiling is shattered, and the first woman vice president takes office. We created a visual representation of the phrase “shattering the glass ceiling” to mark this significant milestone in our nation’s

Bring the Heat Demonstration | Catherine Ayers
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Tune in tomorrow at 10 am Eastern for our Bring the Heat demonstration with Catherine Ayers! During the demo, Ayers will talk about her initial sketches and the steps she takes when mapping out the forms the figures will take—in this case two female figures; one of which is pregnant. While

Behind the Scenes of Blown Away
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Behind the Scenes of Blown Away Created by The Corning Museum of Glass

Blown Away Season 2 Trailer
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Blown Away Season 2 Trailer Provided by Netflix

Chemistry of Glass
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Thousands of different chemical compositions can be made into glass. Different formulas affect the mechanical, electrical, chemical, optical, and thermal properties of the glasses that are produced. There is no single chemical composition that characterizes all glass. Typical glass contains formers

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