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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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

59th Seminar on Glass Day One Panel One: Interpretation and ‘In Sparkling Company’
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In this panel, CMoG staff and external collaborators consider approaches to the interpretation of the exhibition. Moderator: Mieke Fay, Manager, Education and Interpretation, The Corning Museum of Glass (USA) Panel: Christopher ‘Kit’ Maxwell, Curator of Early Modern Glass, The Corning Museum of

59th Seminar on Glass Day Two Panel Four: Wrap-Up Discussion
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Moderator: Dr. Christopher ‘Kit’ Maxwell, Curator of Early Modern Glass, The Corning Museum of Glass Panel: Dr. Elliot Blair, Assistant Professor of Anthropology and Curator of Southeastern Archaeology, University of Alabama Dr. Kerry Sinanan, Assistant Professor in 18th and 19th-century

59th Seminar on Glass Day Two Flameworking Demonstration: The Sparkling Dessert Table
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Flameworking Demonstration: The Sparkling Dessert Table Glassmaker: Eric Goldschmidt, Flameworking and Properties of Glass Supervisor, The Corning Museum of Glass (USA) With Linnea Seidling, Assistant Curator, The Corning Museum of Glass (USA) 59th Annual Seminar on Glass The Museum's 59th

59th Seminar on Glass Day One Welcome Remarks and Video Tour
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Dr. Christopher Maxwell, curator of early modern glass, will introduce the major themes and highlights of the special exhibition, "In Sparkling Company: Glass and the Costs of Social Life in Britain during the 1700s." 59th Annual Seminar on Glass The Museum's 59th Annual Seminar on

59th Seminar on Glass Day Two Panel One: De-centering Glass Production in the Atlantic World
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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 One: De-centering Glass Production in

You Design It; We Make It! | Retro Android by Helen Tegeler, Chris Rochelle, and Vanessa
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In this demo, watch as Helen and Chris make Vanessa's retro android. Learn more about the You Design it; We Make it! program https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Km9UQaHyIBU And on our website https://www.cmog.org/glassmaking/you-design-it-we-make-it

You Design It; We Make It! | Retro Android by Chris Rochelle, Helen Tegeler, and Vanessa
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Watch Sunday at 10 am Eastern as Chris Rochelle and Helen Tegeler collaborate to create Vanessa's retro android for our You Design It; We Make It! live stream.

Bring the Heat: Jason Hitchcock Live Streamed Demonstration
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In this demo, watch flameworker Jason Hitchcock create a sea-themed sculpture consisting of an interplay of seaweed and seahorses. Through the process he will demonstrate color preparations and bridging techniques for building compositional sculpture while using a mini hand torch. This piece will

Glass Red Bull made by the Corning Museum of Glass Hot Glass Demo Team #Shorts
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Jeff Mack created this stunning glass bull for a special collaboration. Stay tuned to see how this played an important role in a very special night at the museum. Thumbnail Credit: Red Bull/Brian Nevins

Neon collaboration with FagSigns and Corning Museum of Glass for In Sparkling Company
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The Museum collaborated with FagSigns and Matthew Day Perez to create this stunning neon sign for our exhibition, “In Sparkling Company,” which uses glass to explore what it meant to be “modern” in the 1700s and what it cost. Far from stuffy and dull, 18th-century urban social life was vibrant,

Catherine Labonté demos her glass animals in a live streamed demonstration (October 2021)
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Watch as Guest Artist Catherine Labonté debuts a new, never-before-seen glass animal during her demo in the Amphitheater Hot Shop that was live streamed on Friday, October 1, 2021. This demo marks Labonté's sixth year collaborating with The Shops of the Corning Museum of Glass. Known for her

Bring The Heat: Tom Ryder Live Glassmaking Demonstration
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Watch as glassmaker Tom Ryder creates a large, flattened vase with an alternative cane pattern on the surface. See the final piece starting at 1:21:09. Find the full schedule of upcoming live streams at http://www.cmog.org/live In our live demo series, Bring the Heat, join us for a live stream of

You Design it; We Make It! | Pumpkin Spice Latte by Chris Rochelle and Sarah
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Cozy up with a mug of your favorite hot beverage and watch as Chris Rochelle brings Sarah's pumpkin spice latte in a mug to life on October 3 at 10 am Eastern.

Glass Pipes with pipe makers Micah Evans, Earl Jr., and Nicole Berger | Connected by Glass
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Cannabis pipemaking is one of the fastest growing areas of art glass production in the 21st century. Rooted in counterculture, and highly influenced by the Grateful Dead and hip-hop, pipemakers have brought new techniques and imaginative approaches to borosilicate glass. As cannabis legalization

Bring the Heat | Chris Giordano Live Streamed Demonstration
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In our live demo series, Bring the Heat, join us for a live stream of glass artists demonstrating their expertise and skillful execution while “in the zone.” During each demo, an artist will present a personal design they’ve worked to perfect, and they will be live on the mic to narrate as they

Bring the Heat | Eric Goldschmidt Live Streamed Demonstration
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In our live demo series, Bring the Heat, join us for a live stream of glass artists demonstrating their expertise and skillful execution while “in the zone.” During each demo, an artist will present a personal design they’ve worked to perfect, and they will be live on the mic to narrate as they

You Design It; We Make It! | We’ve Got Spirit, Yes We Do!
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The stands are full, the energy is high... it’s time to cheer your team on to victory! Design a never-before-seen colorful and wacky mascot to help celebrate your favorite real or imaginary sports team. Watch and join the online commentary for the opportunity to have your questions answered live!

Bring the Heat | Christa Westbrook Live Streamed Demonstration
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In our live demo series, Bring the Heat, join us for a live stream of glass artists demonstrating their expertise and skillful execution while “in the zone.” During each demo, an artist will present a personal design they’ve worked to perfect, and they will be live on the mic to narrate as they

You Design It; We Make It! | Things That Go Bump in the Night
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Who doesn’t love a good ghost story? This Halloween, we’re going to create a character from a new, spooky tale: yours. If you dare, show us your goofiest ghoul or scariest spirit, and tell us what they’ll be up to on All Hallows’ Eve. Watch and join the online commentary for the opportunity to have

Bring the Heat | Jeff Mack Live Streamed Demonstration
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In our live demo series, Bring the Heat, join us for a live stream of glass artists demonstrating their expertise and skillful execution while “in the zone.” During each demo, an artist will present a personal design they’ve worked to perfect, and they will be live on the mic to narrate as they

Bring the Heat | Jason Hitchcock Live Streamed Demonstration
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For this demo, watch flameworker Jason Hitchcock create a sea-themed sculpture consisting of an interplay of seaweed and seahorses. Through the process he will demonstrate color preparations and bridging techniques for building compositional sculpture while using a mini hand torch. This piece will

You Design it; We Make It! | Pumpkin Spice and Everything Nice
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Grab your sweater and something that tastes like pumpkin. It’s time for a festive fall outing! Whether it’s a picnic in the park, a trip to the apple orchard, or a wander through a corn maze, draw us something you might imagine encountering on your awesome autumn adventure!

Catherine Labonté | Guest Artist Demonstration
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Watch live as Guest Artist Catherine Labonté debuts a new, never-before-seen glass animal during her live-streamed demo in the Amphitheater Hot Shop on Friday, October 1 from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm. Currently living and creating in Montréal, Canada, Labonté says she hopes that the objects and

Bring the Heat Demonstration | Tom Ryder
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Watch as master glassmaker Tom Ryder creates a large, flattened vase with an alternative cane pattern on the surface.

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