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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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

Super Rainbow Fox You Design It; We Make It! designed by Montana made by Catherine Ayers
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Watch as glassmaker Catherine Ayers makes Montana's super rainbow fox in the first You Design It; We Make It! demonstration of the year. See the final fox starting at 1:38:08. Subscribe to our channel to receive updates when we're live http://youtube.com/user/corningmuseumofglass?sub

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

Claire Kelly Guest Artist Demonstration
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Watch Claire Kelly create a glass fox sculpture in this demonstration presented for the Art Alliance for Contemporary Glass in the Museum's Amphitheater Hot Shop. See the final fox starting at 50:16 Buy glass made by artist Claire Kelly https://shops.cmog.org/artists/glass-artists/claire-kelly

Gingerbread on candy cane skis You Design It; We Make It! designed by Quinn made by George Kennard
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This week's designer Quinn shares the idea behind their design: "Gingerbread cookies are my favorite holiday cookies. Nothing says home for the holidays like baking homemade Christmas cookies with my family. I also like doing outdoor activities with my family when it snows and eating

You Design It; We Make It! | Skiing Gingerbread Cookie by George Kennard and Quinn
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Don't miss our last You Design It; We Make It! livestream of the year Wednesday at 10 am! Watch as George Kennard brings Quinn's skiing gingerbread cookie design to life. Quinn says, "Gingerbread cookies are my favorite holiday cookies. Nothing says home for the holidays like baking

Bring the Heat: Helen Tegeler makes a winter wonderland in glass live
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Taking cues from nature and the cycle of the seasons in this demo, CMoG Gaffer Helen Tegeler combines her sense of humor, creativity, and glassmaking skill to create an object inspired by the winter wonderland that upstate New York becomes at the end of the year. See the final piece starting at 1

Glory hole
Glass Dictionary Term

(1) A hole in the side of a glass furnace, used to reheat glass that is being fashioned or decorated; (2) a separate appliance for reheating glass. Learn more glory holes

Dr. Bob the Avocado You Design It; We Make It! designed by Sophia made by George Kennard
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George Kennard brings Bob the avocado doctor to life in this You Design It; We Make It! demonstration. Sophia, the designer, says: "This is a doctor who happens to be an avocado! He is very kind and patient with his clients and finds ways to cheer them up on bad days. Lastly his name is Bob as

Ennion- Make Your Mark
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Make Your Mark. Donate today https://give.cmog.org/ennion Ennion is an unparalleled cultural network, whose members play a crucial role in ensuring the Museum’s ability to fulfill its mission—to inspire all to see glass in a new light. Ennion members gain access to the cutting edge of glass art,

Glass Rocket Dog
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In this You Design It; We Make It! demo, glassmaker Chris Rochelle creates Carter W.'s drawing of a Rocket Dog named Scooter. See the final piece starting at 1:39:36. Subscribe to be notified of live streams https://www.youtube.com/corningmuseumofglass Have an idea you'd like to see made

Bring the Heat: Chris Rochelle makes glass goblets with mesmerizing air-twist pattern stems
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Watch Chris Rochelle create air-twist patterns in glass that become the stems of intricate goblets. This old and complex technique involves trapping lines of air in a gather of glass and twisting it to create a mesmerizing spiral effect. Joined by a trusted team of gaffers, this demo will rely

You Design It; We Make It! Glass animal named Faith designed by Lorelai made by Helen Tegeler
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In this You Design It; We Make It! demo, Helen Tegeler brings Lorelai's design to life. Lorelai says, "This is a shrubmatailt. It’s a sheep with a carrot nose, butterfly wings, rabbit ears and black hearts on her fur. Her name is Faith. Her wings are red inside and the outside is rainbow

Bring the Heat: Eric Goldschmidt creates a flameworked figure
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There’s something magical about watching a master at work. Unparalleled expertise and skillful execution combine to inspire awe in anyone who observes an artist “in the zone.” Glassmakers who work in the Museum’s Amphitheater Hot Shop are some of the world’s most talented artists working in glass

Bring the Heat: Guggenheim Cup by Jeff Mack
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Watch CMoG’s master glassmaker, Jeff Mack, create a replica of the elaborate Guggenheim Cup, thought to have originally been made in Venice in the 17th century. Inspired by a version made by Giuseppe Barovier in the late 1880s, which now resides in CMoG’s collection, Jeff creates his own iteration

Bring the Heat: Cat Burns makes her TikTok famous Rainbow Unity Pumpkin- 2020 CMoG Annual Pumpkin
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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 here in Corning, NY. With her pumpkin of the year in such high demand, Cat demonstrates the colorful design and describes her thought

Looking at Windows | Connected by Glass
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For two thousand years, windows have provided light, insulation, and visibility between interior and exterior spaces. The strength, transparency, durability, and beauty of glass make it an ideal material to make buildings a little less dark and a little more open. Especially during the time of

Election Transparency | Connected by Glass (discussing the glass ballot box)
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In the mid-19th century, widespread political corruption and questions about who had the right to vote led to an intriguing invention: the glass ballot box. The transparency of this glass ballot box literally shows that a person’s vote will be counted; metaphorically, this transparency conveys the

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!

You Design It; We Make It | Weird, Wacky Wednesday
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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!

You Design It; We Make It | Color, Color Everywhere
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Artists love experimenting with color and glass provides an excellent canvas. Now, we want to see how color inspires your creativity! Submit a drawing and our glassmakers will choose one idea and make that piece during our live demo.

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

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