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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Josh Simpson | Guest Artist Live Stream
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The Shops invites you to join us as we celebrate master glassmaker, Josh Simpson! Josh has spent 50 years creating some of the most intricate and vibrant works in the world of contemporary glass. Creating glass art for more than 50 years, Josh has developed his own distinctive style inspired

Past | Present Hot Glass Demo | Chris Rochelle
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Our exhibition Past| Present: Expanding the Stories of Glass shows how the stories that objects tell are always evolving. Past | Present explores how objects reveal stories about people across time and place, and how the Museum can broaden voices and narratives in our galleries. The text in this

Studio Demonstration | Nancy Callan & Mel Douglas
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Watch Studio artist instructors Nancy Callan and Mel Douglas demonstrate in the Amphitheater Hot Shop. Working in both the hot and cold shops, the duo's collaborative work results in objects that celebrate the relationship of form, pattern, balance, and design. Mel Douglas Mel Douglas is a

Studio Demonstration | Wesley Fleming & Emilio Santini
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Watch artists and co-instructors Wesley Fleming and Emilio Santini collaborate in the flameshop as they demonstrate for their class at The Studio. They teach sculptural flameworking using soda lime (soft) glass. Wesley Fleming Wesley Fleming uses flameworking to mimic insects using glass, complete

Studio Demonstration | Claire Kelly
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Watch artist instructor Claire Kelly demonstrate for her class at The Studio. Her class is focused on cane working and good communication and coordination in the hot shop. Claire Kelly Claire Kelly’s work examines the human connection with animals and their larger relationship to our world and

Past | Present Hot Glass Demonstration | Eric Goldschmidt and Caitlyn Hyde
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Prompted by the Past|Present exhibition’s theme of “Protection,” Eric Goldschmidt and Catlin Hyde will create pendants in the form of eyes. Eye beads are among the earliest objects made from glass, and thought to offer their wearers protection. Hyde will draw inspiration from traditional eye beads,

Past | Present Hot Glass Demo by Jeff Mack
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Our exhibition Past| Present: Expanding the Stories of Glass shows how the stories that objects tell are always evolving. Past | Present explores how objects reveal stories about people across time and place, and how the Museum can broaden voices and narratives in our galleries. The text in this

Studio Demonstration | Michael Schunke & Josie Gluck
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Watch artists and co-instructors Michael Schunke and Josie Gluck demonstrate for their class at The Studio. Their class focuses on color chemistry and goblet making. Michael Schunke founded his first company, Nine Iron Studios, in 1998. He has taught at many institutions, including the Toyama City

Connected By Glass | Dr. Karlyn Sutherland
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The Corning Museum of Glass is pleased to welcome the public to a Connected by Glass lecture presented by Scottish artist, architect, and Fulbright Scholar, Dr. Karlyn Sutherland. In this lecture, Karlyn will discuss her work, including her yearlong Fulbright research residency hosted at The Studio

Studio Demonstration | Ed Branson
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Watch artist instructor Ed Branson demonstrate for his class at The Studio. Branson's class is all about glassworking that embraces risk, experimentation, mistakes, teamwork, and fun. Ed Branson has been creating colorful, organic pieces and running his successful hot glass studio business

Studio Demonstration | Mathieu Grodet
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Watch artist instructor Mathieu Grodet demonstrate for his class at The Studio. Grodet's class focuses on European medieval glass, using techniques from the Germanic areas in the Roemer and Noppenbeaker styles to create original glass sculptures inspired by the past. Mathieu Grodet is a French

Studio Demonstration | Shelley Muzylowski Allen
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Watch Studio artist instructor and glass sculptor Shelley Muzylowski Allen demonstrate in the Amphitheater Hot Shop, assisted by her students. Suspending creatures in moments of tension, then recalling the myths and legends with which they are associated, Shelley Muzylowski Allen reminds us that

Celebrating Lino Tagliapietra | The Maestro's Last Demonstration at The Museum.
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Watch Maestro Lino Tagliapietra at work as we celebrate his retirement from the hot shop after a 70+ year career. Widely known as the greatest glassblower in the world, Tagliapietra has long been a friend of the Museum and a mentor and teacher to glass artists across the globe. We look forward to

Past | Present Hot Glass Live Stream
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Our exhibition Past| Present: Expanding the Stories of Glass shows how the stories that objects tell are always evolving. Past | Present explores how objects reveal stories about people across time and place, and how the Museum can broaden voices and narratives in our galleries. The text in this

Past | Present Hot Glass Live Stream
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Our exhibition Past| Present: Expanding the Stories of Glass shows how the stories that objects tell are always evolving. Past | Present explores how objects reveal stories about people across time and place, and how the Museum can broaden voices and narratives in our galleries. The text in this

Past | Present Hot Glass Live Stream
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Our exhibition Past| Present: Expanding the Stories of Glass shows how the stories that objects tell are always evolving. Past | Present explores how objects reveal stories about people across time and place, and how the Museum can broaden voices and narratives in our galleries. The text in this

Catherine Labonté | Adopt-a-Glass-Pet Day | Guest Artist Demonstration
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Watch live as Guest Artist Catherine Labonté debuts a new, never-before-seen glass animal during her demo in the Amphitheater Hot Shop! Currently living and creating in Montréal, Canada, Labonté says she hopes that the objects and characters she creates bring humor and surprise to those who see

Live-Streamed Studio Demonstration | Alicia Lomné
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Watch a artist instructor Alicia Lomné demonstrate for her class at The Studio. Students in her class learn the basics of pâte de verre, model making, mold pouring, the application of glass, tamping, and firing glass in a kiln.

Live-Streamed Studio Demonstration | Eusheen Goines
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Watch artist instructor Eusheen Goines demonstrate borosilicate flameworking for his class at The Studio.

Live-Streamed Studio Demonstration | Nisha Bansil
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Watch artist instructor Nisha Bansil demonstrate for her kiln working class at The Studio. Bansil teaches pâte de verre casting techniques and her class focuses on creating complex glass objects from folded paper designs.

Live-Streamed Studio Demonstration | Nancy Callan & Mel Douglas
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Watch Studio artist instructors Nancy Callan and Mel Douglas demonstrate in the Amphitheater Hot Shop. Working in both the hot and cold shops, the duo's collaborative work results in objects that celebrate the relationship of form, pattern, balance, and design.

Live-Streamed Studio Demonstration | Wesley Fleming & Emilio Santini
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Watch artists and co-instructors Wesley Fleming and Emilio Santini collaborate in the flameshop as they demonstrate for their class at The Studio. They teach sculptural flameworking using soda lime (soft) glass.

Live-Streamed Studio Demonstration | Scott Benefield & Claire Kelly
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Watch a unique artist instructor collaboration as Scott Benefield and Claire Kelly demonstrate for their class at The Studio. Their class is focused on cane working and their team approach in the hot shop emphasizes good communication and coordination.

Live-Streamed Studio Demonstration | Michael Schunke & Josie Gluck
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Watch artists and co-instructors Michael Schunke and Josie Gluck demonstrate for their class at The Studio. Their class focuses on color chemistry and goblet making.

Live-Streamed Studio Demonstration | Ed Branson
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Watch artist instructor Ed Branson demonstrate for his class at The Studio. Branson's class is all about glassworking that embraces risk, experimentation, mistakes, teamwork, and fun.

Live-Streamed Studio Demonstration | Mathieu Grodet
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Watch artist instructor Mathieu Grodet demonstrate for his class at The Studio. Grodet's class focuses on European medieval glass, using techniques from the Germanic areas in the Roemer and Noppenbeaker styles to create original glass sculptures inspired by the past.

Live-Streamed Studio Demonstration | Shelley Muzylowski Allen
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Watch Studio artist instructor and glass sculptor Shelley Muzylowski Allen demonstrate in the Amphitheater Hot Shop, assisted by her students.

Adopt a Glass Pet Day Live Stream with Catherine Labontté
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Watch live as Guest Artist Catherine Labonté debuts a new, never-before-seen glass animal during her livestreamed demo in the Amphitheater Hot Shop on Saturday, May 28 from 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm. Known for her curiously cute and thoroughly whimsical glass animal creations, Labonté will be hosting

Guest Artist Live Stream | Blown Away Season 2 Winner Elliot Walker
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For this demonstration, watch Elliot Walker explore new ideas in glass together with members of the Hot Glass Team, as part of his Blown Away Residency at The Corning Museum of Glass. Elliot first worked with the Corning team to realize his visions in hot glass during work on the set of Blown Away,

Guest Artist Live Stream | Blown Away Season 2 Winner Elliot Walker
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For this live-streamed demo, watch Elliot Walker explore new ideas in glass together with members of the Hot Glass Team, as part of his Blown Away Residency at The Corning Museum of Glass.

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