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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You Design It; We Make It! Demonstration | Gnome Cheerleader by Chris Rochelle and Martha
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Watch as Chris Rochelle creates Martha's gnome cheerleader named Mike for our You Design It; We Make It! demonstration. During the pandemic, Martha took up playing in a fantasy football league and Mike is the cheerleader for her team. Want to see your design created in glass? Submit your idea

Elaine K. Ng | Guest Artist Live Streamed Demonstration
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Watch as Rockwell Collaborative Guest Artist Elaine K. Ng works together with Museum gaffers to experiment and realize her designs in glass. Multidisciplinary artist Elaine K. Ng currently has two special installations on view at The Rockwell Museum, including a site-specific installation as part

You Design It; We Make It! Demonstration | Opossum on a Pie by Catherine Ayers and Lindsey
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Watch as Catherine Ayers and the Hot Glass Demo Team create Lindsey's opossum on a pie in glass for our You Design It; We Make It! demonstration. Check out the finished piece starting at 1:27:38. Want to see your design be made by our talented glassmakers? Submit your idea for a future You

Sizzling Glass Science with Nick Uhas | Live Streamed Demonstration
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TikTok star and host of Netflix’s Blown Away, Nick Uhas, teams up with The Corning Museum of Glass to present a special demonstration geared towards the weird and wonderful things glass can do. A science influencer, Nick combines his formal science education with his insatiable curiosity to create

Bring the Heat Demonstration | Christa Westbrook
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Watch as Christa Westbrook creates a large-scale piece consisting of pinwheel shapes with layers of transparent and opaque colors, using a technique called veil cane. The pinwheel pattern symbolizes community and unity and, for Westbrook’s Native American family history, a part of the past and

Elaine K. Ng | Guest Artist Live Stream
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Join us for a live stream with Rockwell Collaborative Guest Artist Elaine K. Ng as she works together with Museum gaffers to experiment and realize her designs in glass. Multidisciplinary artist Elaine K. Ng currently has two special installations on view at The Rockwell Museum, including a site

You Design It; We Make It! Demonstration | The Land That Time Forgot
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A wild discovery has been made: an island unlike anything that exists in modern times. On this bit of land in the middle of the ocean, new species of flowers and trees are growing. Animals we’ve never seen before slither, scamper, and soar. And dinosaurs never went extinct. Draw your favorite

You Design It; We Make It! | Things That Go Bump in the Night
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Watch as George Kennard and the team bring Nathan's pumpkin man design to life for our You Design It; We Make It! demonstration. Nathan even wrote a whole backstory for his design! "There once was a Pumpkin-Man who looked like this. He just saw a skeleton who looked scary. He got scared

Bring the Heat Demonstration | Christa Westbrook
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For this live streamed demo, watch as Christa Westbrook creates a large-scale piece consisting of pinwheel shapes with layers of transparent and opaque colors, using a technique called veil cane. The pinwheel pattern symbolizes community and unity and, for Westbrook’s Native American family history

Bring the Heat: Jeff Mack Live Streamed Demonstration making a Glass Bull Sculpture
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Watch glassmaker Jeff Mack bring the heat as he hot carves a solid sculpture into the likeness of a charging bull. In a recent and exciting collaboration with Red Bull, Mack sculpted a bull out of glass while a stunt motorcyclist performed tricks around him. He spent a significant amount of time

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

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