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 Librarian at our Rakow Research Library.

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Wayne Strattman Live-Streamed Studio Demo
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Watch as Wayne Strattman demonstrates for his class, Glass and Lighting Techniques, which focuses on making flameworked sculptures with neon, plasma sculpture, incandescent bulbs, glow discharge sculptures, “crackle” devices, “lightning” displays, electroluminescent displays, kinetic displays

Davide Salvadore Guest Artist Demonstration
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Watch guest artist Davide Salvadore in a live, narrated demonstration in the Amphitheater Hot Shop from August 10, 2017. See the final piece at 1:47:24.

Kendel's Planet | You Design It; We Make It
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This You Design It; We Make It! comes from Kendel, age 11.

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

D.H.'s Dinosaur | You Design It; We Make It
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Watch gaffer Lewis Olson bring D.H.'s design to life!

John Kobuki Live-Streamed Studio Demo
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Watch as John Kobuki creates a flower marble featuring a lily.

Jared Rosenacker Guest Artist Demonstration
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Jared Rosenacker became fascinated with glass while attending Bowling Green State University. He was captivated by its power and shifted his focus to the arts, an unexpected venture that continually reveals deeper layers of meaning. For him, a correlation exists between transforming the glass into

"The Rebuttal of the Glassmakers"
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One of the remarkable periodicals in the Chambon collection, which was acquired by The Corning Museum of Glass in 1983, is entitled La Revanche des verriers: Organe officiel des travailleurs du verre en Belgique. 1 This publication was brought to the attention of the Museum's librarians by two

Rob the Space Alien by Rogan | You Design It; We Make It
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This You Design It; We Make It! comes from Rogan, age 11. He says: "This is Rob, a space alien. He's taking his driver's test. His favorite food is noodles. Wish him luck on his driver's test."

Cut Glass Lamps Attributed to The Union Flint Glass Works, Kensington, Philadelphia
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Relatively little is known about cut glass made in the United States from about 1810 to 1840. It was strongly influenced by Anglo-Irish cut glass designs, both in form and decorative motifs. Generally, most of it is attributed to Pittsburgh glasshouses, notably Bakewell’s, largely because of

Jason's Whale | You Design It; We Make It
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Watch gaffer Helen Tegeler bring to life the design of a whale drawn by Jason, age 15. He says: I have always wanted to be a diver. I dream about being a whale and swimming in the deepest part of the ocean. The whale's name is Whalley and he is always free and happy.

Corning Museum of Glass Live
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Watch as John Kobuki makes a marble with an encased lily using the compression technique for his class at The Studio.

Martin Janecky Live-Streamed Studio Demo
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Watch as Martin Janecky creates a skull out of glass using his signature sculpting techniques.

Helen Tegeler Guest Artist Demonstration
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Watch live as Helen Tegeler, a member of the Hot Glass and Celebrity Cruise Ship Demo teams, demonstrates her talent as an artist.

Laboratory Studies of Some Glasses from Vergina
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Colorless Glasses in Antiquity Most glass objects of the second and first millennia B.C. were strongly colored, as are the precious stones they were meant to imitate. Those that were not intentionally colored usually had a pronounced greenish tint, owing to the presence of iron impurities

Documented Use of Cup Plates in the Nineteenth Century
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Cup plates are an example of the specialized items in ceramics and glass with which Victorian ladies liked to clutter dinner and tea tables. Later in the century, these small plates were joined by a host of other "special" items: ice cream sets, berry sets, lemonade sets, and dishes for

Pavlína Čambalová Guest Artist Demonstration
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Pavlína Čambalová partners with gaffer George Kennard to make a blown glass vessel featuring one of her engraved glass designs.

Sean's fish bowl | You Design It; We Make It
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Watch gaffer Jeff Mack bring to life the design of a fish bowl with two fish drawn by Sean, age 47. 

David Schnuckel Guest Artist Demonstration
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Watch as David Schnuckel creates a series of goblets in this non-typical glassblowing demonstration. Assisted by Tom Zogas, special guest narration by the Museum's chief scientist Jane Cook.

An Observation on the Corinth Diatretum
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A great deal of attention has been directed toward understanding how Roman vasa diatreta were made. 1 Many of those who have handled the objects are convinced that they were made by deep cutting and undercutting heavy-walled blanks. Others have proposed explanations which require that the posts

An Inlaid Glass Plate in Athens: Laboratory Examination
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Introduction In recent years it has become apparent that laboratory examinations of ancient glass might provide archaeologists and historians with valuable information about both ancient glass and the history of technology. At present several scientists working in this field are developing those

Emma's Deer | You Design It; We Make It
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Watch as Megan creates Emma's alliterative design: Lily the deer on a leaf licking a lollipop. 

Emilio Santini Live-Streamed Studio Demo
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Watch as Emilio Santini demonstrates for his class, Flameworking for Everybody, how students can learn to realize their personal creativity through torch work, after being introduced to various sculpting and glassblowing techniques using borosilicate and soft glass.

Virtual Water
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Brad Copping's Virtual Water was selected for New Glass Review 36 (2015).

SYN
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Aesa Bjork's SYN was selected for New Glass Review 36 (2015).

Euplectella
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Matthew Szosz's  Euplectella was selected for New Glass Review 32 (2011).

Loren Stump Live-Streamed Studio Demo
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Watch as Loren Stump demonstrates for his class, Flameworking Using Ultimate Details, advanced murrine techniques, including color blending, design analysis, shaded components, and assembling and pulling cane to produce Franchini-style shaded faces.

Erin's Lion | You Design It; We Make It
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Watch as Helen Tegeler brings Erin's lion to life in glass. See the drawing and final sculpture together see photo

Expanding Horizons Live-Streamed Studio Demo
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Watch the Expanding Horizons group with special guest Laura Donefer in this live-streamed demo from The Studio. Expanding Horizons is a week-long program for underserved teens who are top students in their glassblowing classes. The program is supported by the Robert M. Minkoff Foundation. Learn

Dane Jack Guest Artist Demonstration
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Watch live as Dane Jack, a member of the Hot Glass Demo team, demonstrates his talents as an artist in the Amphitheater Hot Shop.

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