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: Eric Goldschmidt Live Streamed Demonstration
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Inspired by this year’s exhibition, "In Sparkling Company: Glass and the Costs of Social Life in Britain During the 1700s," Flameworking Supervisor Eric Goldschmidt created a tiered serving display. The piece involves the precision flameworking of hollow forms that fit together into a

Glass cutting in Sandwich, Massachusetts | Kirk Nelson | 39th Annual Seminar on Glass
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Filmed during the 39th annual Seminar on Glass at Corning Incorporated's Corporate Headquarters, Corning, NY, October 13, 2000. Kirk Nelson reviews "Sandwich glass" made by the Boston and Sandwich Glass Company from 1825 to 1888. Identification of authentic Sandwich glass is

Rich cut glass of L. Straus & Sons | Craig Carlson | 39th Annual Seminar on Glass
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Filmed during the 39th annual Seminar on Glass at Corning Incorporated's Corporate Headquarters, Corning, NY, October 13, 2000. Craig Carlson lectures on the cut glass firm L. (Lazarus) Straus & Sons. This firm in conjunction with R.H. Macy & Co., ran a cutting shop within Macy's

Corning's near neighbors: cutting shops of the Elmira area | Jenkins | 39th Annual Seminar on Glass
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Filmed during the 39th annual Seminar on Glass at Corning Incorporated's Corporate Headquarters, Corning, NY, October 13, 2000. Norma P.H. Jenkins reviews the three cutting shops of the Elmira, NY area during the early 20th century: Elmira Cut Glass Company, Enterprise Glass Company, and

Curator's choice | 39th Annual Seminar on Glass
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Filmed during the 39th annual Seminar on Glass at The Corning Museum of Glass, Corning, NY, October 12, 2000. With the use of a PowerPoint and slide presentations, Jutta-Annette Page, Jane Spillman, David Whitehouse, and Tina Oldknow each speak about items in their areas of interest in the

The Glass Drawing Room
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Step into the dazzling world of the 1st Duke and Duchess of Northumberland in this sparkling recreation of the glass drawing room at Northumberland House, London. This 360° video shows the virtual room that was created as part of the exhibition "In Sparkling Company: Glass and the Costs of

New light on the Dorflingers of White Mills | Kurt Reed | 39th Annual Seminar on Glass
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Filmed during the 39th annual Seminar on Glass at The Corning Museum of Glass, Corning, NY, October 12, 2000. With the use of Lewis Dorflinger's personal diaries and correspondence, Kurt Reed gives an interesting presentation on the history of Dorflinger of White Mills, PA, and its

Glass Furniture and Lighting, 1820-1920 | Jane Shadel Spillman | 39th Annual Seminar on Glass (2000)
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Filmed during the 39th annual Seminar on Glass at The Corning Museum of Glass, Corning, NY, October 12, 2000. Jane Spillman presents an interesting lecture about glass furniture and lighting from the early 19th century to the early 20th century. Some of the furniture is entirely of glass, while

T.G. Hawkes and the glass industry | Jane Shadel Spillman | 31st Annual Seminar on Glass (1991)
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Filmed during the annual Seminar on Glass at The Corning Museum of Glass, in Corning, NY, October 18, 1991. Introduction provided by Dwight Lanmon. Using the Hawkes archives at The Corning Museum of Glass, Jane Spillman recounts the work of T.G. Hawkes in the 1880s, including his efforts to shut

A Day in the Life of an Enslaved Lady's Maid with Cheyney McKnight
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Join curator Christopher Maxwell and Cheyney McKnight, founder and director of Not Your Momma's History, as they reflect on the exhibition "In Sparkling Company: Glass and the Costs of Social Life in Britain during the 1700s" and consider the experiences of 18th-century enslaved lady

Bring the Heat Demonstration | Eric Goldschmidt
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Watch live Wednesday at 10 am Eastern as Eric Goldschmidt creates a tiered serving display. The piece will involve the precision flameworking of hollow forms that fit together into a multi-level set of interconnected dishes for a display of desserts inspired by our exhibition, "In Sparkling

Bring the Heat: Richard Whiteley Live Streamed Demonstration
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Watch glassmaker Richard Whiteley bring the heat as he blends elements of mold-making techniques with the processes of glass blowing. He contrasts the simplicity of the cylinder form and the inherent beauty of glass with a process of distortion, which involves manipulating the forms without

Bring the Heat Demonstration | Richard Whiteley
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Watch live Wednesday at 10 am Eastern as master glassmaker Richard Whiteley brings the heat as he blends elements of mold-making techniques with the processes of glass blowing. He will contrast the simplicity of the cylinder form and the inherent beauty of glass with a process of distortion, which

Bring the Heat: Eric Hilton and George Kennard
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In this live stream, watch as artist and designer Eric Hilton and master glassmaker George Kennard combine their skills to share a story of artistic collaboration. Hilton narrates while Kennard forms a multi-colored vessel in hot glass incorporating sandblasted elements created by Hilton. See the

You Design it; We Make It! Shirinabonu's Blue Bird
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Spring has sprung! Watch glassmaker Chris Rochelle create Shirinabonu's blue bird design in hot glass. Subscribe to our channel to receive updates when we're live http://youtube.com/user/corningmuseumofglass?sub_confirmation=1 Have an idea you'd like to see made in glass? You can now

Bring the Heat: Katie Hubbs Live Streamed Demonstration
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Watch master glassmaker Katie Hubbs create two vessels in hot glass, demonstrating a delightful method for using cane in the warm colors of a sunset as well as the cool colors of midnight, while forming the neck of each vessel using the encalmo technique. See the final pieces starting at 2:09:24.

Bring the Heat Demonstration | Eric Hilton and George Kennard
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Two artists join artistic forces in our Bring the Heat demo Wednesday at 10 am Eastern! During this livestream, watch as artist and designer Eric Hilton and master glassmaker George Kennard combine their skills to share a story of artistic collaboration. Hilton will narrate while Kennard forms a

Bring the Heat Demonstration | Katie Hubbs
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Tune in Wednesday at 10 am Eastern to watch Katie Hubbs create two vessels in hot glass, demonstrating a delightful method for using cane in the warm colors of a sunset as well as the cool colors of midnight, while forming the neck of each vessel using the encalmo technique.

Morgan Cup
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The Morgan Cup [52.1.93] is a Roman cameo glass of the first century A.D. It may have been found in the ancient city of Heraclea Pontica, modern Eregli, Turkey. The cup was once in the collection of J. Pierpont Morgan (hence its name). It came to the Museum in 1952 as the gift of Arthur A. Houghton

Made at a 4,000°F torch- Flameworking at The Corning Museum of Glass
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Watch as skilled flameworkers, glass artists who work with a torch, melt rods and tubes in a 4,000°F flame and then shape the softened glass into any variety of objects. Flameworkers can create anything from glass animals and beads to sculptures and ornate goblets—from delicate decorations to

Bring the Heat: Chris Rochelle Live Streamed Demonstration
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Watch master glassmaker Chris Rochelle sculpt an octopus latching onto a rocket, combining glassblowing with sculpting to bring his work to life. See the final work starting at 1:57:50. Chris Rochelle enjoys the constant, steady focus that forming glass demands. A common thread in his work is

Bring the Heat Demonstration | Rocket Octopus by Chris Rochelle
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Don't miss tomorrow's Bring the Heat demonstration with Chris Rochelle as he sculpts an octopus latching onto a rocket, combining glassblowing with sculpting to bring his work to life. Tune in live Wednesday at 10 am Eastern!

Studio Demonstration: Davide Fuin
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Watch Davide Fuin as he demonstrates for his class, Advanced Venetian Glassblowing, where he shares his vast knowledge and considerable Venetian-style glassblowing skills.

Bring the Heat: Caitlin Hyde and Helen Tegeler combine glass flameworking and hot furnace work
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Watch master glassmakers Helen Tegeler and Caitlin Hyde explore the duality of good and evil; two artists, two types of glass, two techniques joined for one unstoppable celebration of glassmaking in 2021! Caitlin flameworks imps and angels that dance atop stoppers, while Helen playfully pairs the

Bring the Heat Demonstration | Caitlin Hyde and Helen Tegeler
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Tune in Wednesday at 10 am Eastern as master glassmakers Helen Tegeler and Caitlin Hyde explore the duality of good and evil; two artists, two types of glass, two techniques joined for one unstoppable celebration of glass making in 2021! Watch as Caitlin flameworks imps and angels that dance atop

Connected by Glass: Marvelous Marbles
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Marvelous Marble Day goes virtual! Hear from National Marble Tournament organizer Doug Watson and Troy Smythe, Education and Interpretation Supervisor at the Museum. Plus the Hot Glass Demonstration team treats you with a special demo exploring patterns and techniques used in the marble making

Blown Away Season 2 | Connected By Glass
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Have you been Blown Away by the second season of the hottest show on Netflix? Join us for an exclusive talk with fan-favorite contestants Jason McDonald, Mike Shelbo, and finalist Cat Burns, as well as Blown Away director Mike Bickerton. As part of the live event, Museum members were invited to a Q

SUNY Corning Community College Celebrates Black Artists featuring Chris Day: Blown, Bound & Bold
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SUNY Corning Community College invites you to celebrate Black History Month! Join SUNY CCC for a presentation and discussion with artist Chris Day. Chris Day fuses glass, ceramics, and metal to explore Black history and personal identity. In this program, he discusses how the legacy of slavery, the

Connected by Glass: Blown Away Season 2
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Have you been Blown Away by the second season of the hottest show on Netflix? Whether it’s the stories of the contestants or the remarkable work they produce, there are many reasons to be inspired by this unique show that celebrates the material we all love. Join us for an exclusive talk with fan

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