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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Designers Who Shape Steuben | Connected by Glass (a conversation with Steuben Glass designers)
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Synonymous with “crystal clear,” Steuben has been a cornerstone of American design since 1903. From extensive art pieces to delicate hand coolers, sleek barware, holiday ornaments and everything in between, pieces of Steuben have graced homes and been central to special occasions for decades. And

Bring the Heat Demonstration: Winter Wonderland by Helen Tegeler
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Unleash your creativity and show us your wild side. Whether you create a silly character, a topsy-turvy cup or bowl, or something else entirely, we want to see your imagination at work!

Bring the Heat Demonstration: Air-Twist Patterns by Chris Rochelle
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In our new live demo series, Bring the Heat, join us for a live steam 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

Connected by Glass: Designers Who Shape Steuben
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Synonymous with “crystal clear,” Steuben has been a cornerstone of American design since 1903. From extensive art pieces to delicate hand coolers, sleek barware, holiday ornaments and everything in between, pieces of Steuben have graced homes and been central to special occasions for decades. And

Bring the Heat Demonstration: 2020 Unity Pumpkin by Cat Burns
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You may know Cat Burns as the TikTok sensation and maker of the 2020 Unity Pumpkin, but she is also a local and frequent glassblower at the Museum and The Studio. With her pumpkin of the year in such high demand, Cat will be demonstrating the colorful design and describing the thought process

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

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

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