Give the gift of glass this holiday season by registering for one of our intensive glassmaking classes this winter at The Studio. We still have spaces available in many classes, including a new class from Dr. Jane Cook, the Museum’s chief scientist, and Dr. Karlyn Sutherland, one of our 2017 artists-in-residence. A two-week intensive class taking place February 4-15, “Reflecting on Kiln-formed Glass,” will cover using and modifying mirroring kits for kiln-formed glass, exploring kiln-fusing metals to glass, creating mirror and iridized coatings, and a layperson’s introduction to glass science and history.
This fall at The Studio, we’ve hosted students of all experience levels for one-day, weekend, and ten-week classes exploring glassmaking techniques. Want to learn how to make glass or learn a new technique? Check out our offerings for classes at The Studio this winter.
Today, artist-in-residence Penelope Rakov welcomed students from Salem Community College’s glassmaking programs at The Studio as she demonstrated her murrine-making process. Stay tuned for more updates from Penelope’s residency!
Flameworker Bandhu Dunham was inspired to create this kinetic sculpture after researching itinerant glassworkers and their working glass steam engines at the Rakow Library. His engine “The Crystal Gem,” is named after an engine built by itinerant glassworker George Woodroffe 1876. See Dunham’s “The Crystal Gem” in action at “Curious and Curiouser: Surprising Finds from the Rakow Library.”
The Crystal Gem, Bandhu Scott Dunham, Prescott, Arizona and Corning, New York, United States, 2006. Lent by The Studio of The Corning Museum of Glass. RR26605.1.
Our November artist-in-residence Penelope Rakov is already preparing murrine in the hot shop with assistant Cat Burns! During her month-long residency, Penelope is focusing her attention on the process of constructing murrine, and hopes to “reconsider what it means to bring an object to completion.“ She’ll be spending lots of time in the cold shop bringing the patterns of her murrine to life. Stay tuned this month for more updates from Penelope’s residency!
Helena Welling and Juha Saarikko from Iittala are continuing to create some of Oiva Toikka’s famous birds at The Studio! They’ll be making glass here through Sunday afternoon.
Artist-in-residence Aaron Pexa is busy creating glass backgrounds and wall fixtures for his stop-motion animation. Using aluminum leaf, these wall fixtures will reflect candlelight in the environment in which Aaron plans on showing his final video.
Helena Welling and Juha Saarikko from Iittala are back at the Museum creating Oiva Toikka’s famous bird designs! They’ll be on site at The Studio through Sunday for our third annual Imagination to Creation: Oiva’s Birds event. Watch them create birds live today at 3pm.
After carefully crafting molds out of sand with plaster forms, artist-in-residence Aaron Pexa ladled molten glass over aluminum foil to create pieces for his stop-motion animation video. Stay tuned for more updates from Aaron’s residency at The Studio!
With a rainbow of frit colors, artist-in-residence Aaron Pexa is ready to tackle his first pâte de verre pieces next week! He’ll be using this method as well as hot sculpting and sandcasting to create elements for a stop-motion animation video. Stay tuned as we share updates from Aaron’s residency!