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: George Kennard makes an incalmo glass vase live
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Watch Master Glassmaker George Kennard create a decorative vase inspired by the flameworked glass of Kurt Wallstab. Using the incalmo technique, Kennard will combine various patterned and colored bubbles to create a piece drawing from the styling of Wallstab’s famous “Montage” works. See the final

You Design It; We Make It! | Scarecrow by Elana M. and Helen Tegeler
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You Design It; We Make It! is going virtual this fall at CMoG! You asked, we listened! Exciting changes are coming to our popular You Design It; We Make It program, which has been a staple of our on-site hot glass demonstrations for nearly two decades. Families have often asked us if they can send

You Design It; We Make It! Hot Cocoa glass goblet designed by Kexlee made by Chris Rochelle
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Kexlee G., age 9, designed a hot cocoa goblet for gaffer Chris Rochelle to bring to life. "This is my hot cocoa goblet complete with mini marshmallows, pretty pink straw, and mini marshmallows ladder. They all have super cute eyes to add to the "aww" factor!" says Kexlee. Watch

Glass Pumpkins
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Pick your own glass pumpkin at https://shops.cmog.org The Shops Virtual Farmer's Market is happening now! We have lined up videos featuring our local makers and their pumpkin making process.

Watch With the Artist: Megan Stelljes Guest Artist Demonstration at 2300
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Have you ever wondered what’s going through an artist’s mind as they’re making a piece of hot glass? Here’s your chance to ask them directly. Join us on YouTube as we host our Watch with the Artist online event series. The artist will be available to chat and answer your questions in real time as

Raghvi Bhatia | Artist-in-Residence at The Studio
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”The first glass seed beads were made in southern India around the 5th century,” said Bhatia. ”Often used as currency by European traders, these beads became a vehicle for colonialism, while indigenous communities across the world adopted and seamlessly incorporated the bead into existing religious

Watch With The Artist: Dan Friday Guest Artist Demonstration
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Have you ever wondered what’s going through an artist’s mind as they’re making a piece of hot glass? Here’s your chance to ask them directly. Join us on YouTube as we host our Watch with the Artist online event series. The artist will be available to chat and answer your questions in real time as

Connected by Glass: The Glassmakers of Murano
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The island of Murano, off the coast of Venice, Italy, has been known for its incredible glass industry and culture since the 13th century. With traditions that have stood the test of time, the glassmakers of Murano were perhaps as capable as any to face the unprecedented difficulties brought about

Watch With the Artist: Catherine Ayers Guest Artist Demonstration
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Have you ever wondered what’s going through an artist’s mind as they sculpt a piece of hot glass? Here’s your chance to ask them directly. Join us on YouTube as we host our Watch with the Artist online event series. For our next online event, watch with master glassmaker and member of CMoG's

Connected by Glass: Microscopic Worlds
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Glass has an extraordinary ability to help us see into worlds beyond the one that’s visible to the naked eye. Our universe expands through lenses of glass—whether it’s into the depths of space, or the realm of the microscopic. In this unprecedented moment, we all have a heightened awareness of the

Watch With The Artist: SALT
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Have you ever wondered what’s going through an artist’s mind as they’re making a piece a piece of glass? Here’s your chance to ask them directly. Join us on YouTube as we host our Watch with the Artist online event series. For our next online event, watch with master flameworker Salt on Wednesday,

Connected by Glass: Reconnecting with the Collection
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As The Corning Museum of Glass reopens its doors to the public, visitors are getting reacquainted with the vast and varied objects in our collection—and so are our staff members! Meet several people on our team who are closest to the collection and draw inspiration from it. Learn about their

Glass Masters at Work: William Gudenrath
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Experience the genius of master glassmaker William Gudenrath in this installment of the Glass Masters at Work series, filmed at The Studio of The Corning Museum of Glass by award-winning documentary filmmaker Robin Lehman in 2010. Until now, this film has only been available on DVD. Watch the

Glass Masters at Work: Lino Tagliapietra
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Lino Tagliapietra is an extraordinary artist, acknowledged widely as the best glassblower in the world. His work is noted for its complexity, elegance, and visual poetry. Tagliapietra has had a lasting impact on American studio glassblowing. Born on the island of Murano, he worked as an assistant

Glass Masters at Work: Mark Matthews
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This video presents Mark Matthews, a maker of extraordinary glass spheres, and demonstrates how he creates some of his designs. Matthews is renowned for the impressive range of techniques he uses to produce complex geometric patterns and realistic interpretations of animal pelts within glass

Glass Masters at Work: Vittorio Costanini
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Vittorio Costantini is a Venetian glass master known for his precisely rendered small flameworked sculptures. He is inspired by nature, and he works with a range of subjects, including multi-colored insects, butterflies, birds, fish, and flowers. Costantini's pieces are celebrated for their

Glass Masters at Work: Pino Signoretto
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Venetian maestro Pino Signoretto is recognized as one of the preeminent glass sculptors in the world today. He trained with celebrated Venetian maestro Alfredo Barbini and became a master himself in 1960, manipulating glass with uncommonly high skill. Signoretto has worked with international

Connected By Glass: Hidden Identities
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Queerness is as old as human civilization itself. Yet members of this community throughout time have often been forced to hide their identities to avoid persecution. Using subtle codes and signals to connect with one another is one way in which Queer people have managed to survive, live and love. A

Alternate Inflation A Closer Look
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The Studio team has developed new techniques and equipment to allow for safe glassmaking. Learn more about the Alternate Inflation Devices that are installed at each bench.

Atlernate Inflation Device In Action
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The Studio team has developed new techniques and equipment to allow for safe glassmaking, including installing Alternate Inflation Devices in all the hot shops.

Foundations Vol 1: Intro to Furnace Glassblowing with William Gudenrath
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The Foundations Series is designed to help beginning students learn basic glassworking techniques. William Gudenrath, the resident adviser at The Studio of The Corning Museum of Glass, offers a step-by-step approach to begin glassblowing at the furnace. Gudenrath starts with simple exercises and

Foundations Vol 2: Intro to Flameworking with Emilio Santini
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This series is designed to help beginning students learn glassworking techniques. Emilio Santini was born into a family with a 600-year glassblowing tradition on the island of Murano, Italy. A popular instructor at The Studio, he teaches a variety of courses. In this video, Santini instructs

Connected by Glass: Catch Up with the Curators
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Hear an update about the Museum directly from our curators at this members-only Connected By Glass. Learn what they have been working on during our closure and how they are readying the galleries for visitors when we reopen. We'll be joined by: Karol Wight, President and Executive Director,

WWTA Patrick Primeau Guest Artist Demonstration
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Have you ever wondered what’s going through an artist’s mind as they’re making a piece in our Amphitheater Hot Shop? Here’s your chance to ask them directly. Join us as we host our Watch with the Artist online event series. The artist will be available to chat and answer your questions in real time

Watch With The Artist: Laura Donefer
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Have you ever wondered what’s going through an artist’s mind as they’re making a piece in our Amphitheater Hot Shop? Here’s your chance to ask them directly. Join us on YouTube as we host our Watch with the Artist online event series. For our next online event, watch with master glassmaker Laura

Keeping Soft Glass on Center and Solving Some Basic Coordination Challenges on the Bench
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Bill Gudenrath shows how you can practice glassblowing from home. William Gudenrath is a glassblower, scholar, lecturer, and teacher. He is an authority on historical hot glassworking techniques from ancient Egypt through the Renaissance, and has presented lectures and demonstrations throughout the

Engaging with Museums You Love | Connected by Glass
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Cultural attractions inspire wonder and spark curiosity. We all love wandering through an airy space filled with contemporary art or visiting the marine animals at an aquarium. Even though we can’t step into their physical spaces right now, your favorite cultural attractions are working hard to let

Eggshell Thin Pâte de verre with Shin-ichi Higuchi | Master Class Series, Volume X
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Pâte de verre is a kiln-casting process in which colored powdered glass is packed into a plaster mold, then fired at a high temperature. The result is a relatively thick, somewhat opaque object. This complex method of glassworking is shown in great detail in the earlier video Master Class Series IV

Flameworking with Cesare Toffolo | Master Class Series, Volume V
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Cesare Toffolo is considered by many to be the world’s finest technical flameworker. Toffolo was born into a family of well-known Muranese glassblowers and started lampworking in his father’s studio when he was 15. Working in collaboration with such famous glasshouses as Venini, Fratelli Toso,

Cane Working with Lino Tagliapietra | Master Class Series, Volume I
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Produced from 1998 to 2014, each video in The Studio’s Master Class Series presents a portrait of an artist and teaches a glassworking technique. Until now, these 30-minute videos have only been available on DVD. This video follows celebrated glassmaker Lino Tagliapietra as he makes canes and uses

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