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Bring the Heat: Tom Ryder

Watch Tom Ryder create two of his signature pieces, “Tree Vase” and “Sunset Vase” with sculpted flowers. Ryder demonstrates his technique of blowing a bubble of glass into the mold as sticks burn away to leave the imprint of tree branches on the surface of the glass. Colors for the vases will include marbleized blue colors over white as well as gold topaz and gold ruby mixed together to create a "sunset" color pattern. See the final pieces starting at 1:45:42 Shop glass made in Corning, NY by Tom Ryder All proceeds benefit the educational mission of The Corning Museum of Glass. Subscribe to our channel to receive updates when we're live In our new live demo series, Bring the Heat, join us for a live stream 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 work—a rarity for live artist demonstrations and a first at the Museum. Find the full schedule of glassmaking live streams on