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David Colton Guest Artist Demonstration

Watch David Colton, recipient of the 34th Rakow Commission, demo in his signature glassworking style in the Amphitheater Hot Shop on December 18. In this demo, Colton creates various components for his flameworked sculptures. Colton's work "Untitled, Corning Museum" is the first glass cannabis pipe, also known as functional glass, to ever be accessioned into an art museum's collection. Hear more from him in this exclusive interview See a final piece that Colton collaborated on with flameworker Eric Goldschmidt starting at 2:01:02. The Guest Artist Series features world-class visiting artists at work in the Amphitheater Hot Shop. These special, extended demonstrations provide a fascinating peek at the techniques, artistry, and improvisation that comprise contemporary glassmaking. Our own Hot Glass Demo Team assists and narrates for each artist, answering audience questions in real time. Learn more at