Category: Corning Museum of Glass

Our first live-stream of the summer is tomor…

Our first live-stream of the summer is tomorrow at 11am EST! Watch Bill Gudenrath demonstrate for his class, An In-Depth Introduction to Venetian Techniques, at The Studio.

The inspiration for the names of cut glass pat…

The inspiration for the names of cut glass patterns is as varied as the patterns themselves! These nine patterns produced by the Corning, New York glass firm T. G. Hawkes & Company reflect designs in nature like “Chrysanthemum” and “Willow.” Pattern names could also be driven by strategic marketing like “Imperial” and “Napoleon.” Who wouldn’t want the latest cut glass pattern associated with royalty? Marvel over these patterns and many others in our newly redesigned Crystal City Gallery

Details of Bowl in “Chrysanthemum” Pattern, about 1890-1900. 99.4.78; Plate in “Willow” Pattern, 1911-1915. 2007.4.51; Bowl in “Imperial” Pattern, about 1890-1900. Purchased with funds donated by Eastern Lakes Chapter, American Cut Glass Association. 2000.4.26; Bowl in “Normandie” Pattern, 1900-1910. Gift of the Thomas P. Dimitroff Family. 2001.4.235; Plate in “Panel” Pattern, 1909-1918. 2002.4.8; Bowl in “Napoleon” Pattern, 1900-1910. Gift in memory of Norbert T. White from Mrs. Dorothy White Wehrstedt. 95.4.362; Salad Bowl in “Russian” Pattern, about 1880-1889. 2010.4.138. Patterns made by T. G. Hawkes & Company, Corning, New York, United States. Details of Bowl in “Wheat” Pattern, 1885-1895. 79.4.99; Bowl in “Constellation” Pattern, 1895-1910. 2011.4.87. Last two patterns made by J. Hoare & Company, Corning, New York, United States.

Hit the links this Father’s Day with this de…

Hit the links this Father’s Day with this decanter engraved with golfing imagery. Produced in Corning, New York, the fine lines on this vessel could only be achieved by a master engraver. The quality of pieces like this put Corning on the map as the “Crystal City.” Discover how Corning became such a world-renowned center for glass in our newly redesigned Crystal City Gallery

Decanter, T. G. Hawkes & Company, Corning, New York, United States, 1915-1935. Gift of Richard and Joan Randles. 2010.4.47.

Students in Dr. Jane Cook and Anna Riley&rsq…

Students in Dr. Jane Cook and Anna Riley’s class at The Studio this week experimented with tin baths and glass. Chill marks are one of a glassmaker’s worst enemies, but they’re unavoidable when marvering on a metal table. To get around this problem, tin baths were created to shape the glass without chill marks. This process revolutionized the plate glass industry and allowed manufacturers to create huge sheets of window glass. Jane and Anna’s class brought tin baths back to the hot shop as they and their students experimented with casting hot glass onto the molten tin.

For his last day in the Amphitheater Hot Sho…

For his last day in the Amphitheater Hot Shop, guest artist Wayne Higby and the Hot Glass Team created more of Wayne’s designs in glass. Wayne’s ceramics are currently on view this summer at The Rockwell Museum.

We’re docked in Kingston this weekend …

We’re docked in Kingston this weekend with the Lois McClure from the Lake Champlain Maritime Museum! Don’t miss our free glassmaking demonstrating aboard GlassBarge June 15-17 11am-6pm: www.cmog.org/glassbarge.

Watch with your own eyes as our talented flame…

Watch with your own eyes as our talented flameworkers show you the process behind creating stunningly realistic looking glass eyes at 2:45pm daily. Then take a walk to the Rakow Research Library to see Curious and Curiouser and discover more curiosities in glass.

Guest artist Wayne Higby and the Hot Glass T…

Guest artist Wayne Higby and the Hot Glass Team continued their work today on realizing Wayne’s designs in glass. Don’t miss your last chance to see Wayne and the team in action tomorrow 10am-12pm and 1-4pm. Wayne’s work in ceramics is currently on view at The Rockwell Museum.

Opening day for “Glass of the Architects: Vi…

Opening day for “Glass of the Architects: Vienna, 1900—1937,” a cooperation of the MAK and LE STANZE DEL VETRO, is just around the corner! Our exhibition team has been hard at work receiving loans from our generous lenders and installing objects. “Glass of the Architects: Vienna, 1900–1937” opens June 23.

Guest artist Wayne Higby and the Hot Glass T…

Guest artist Wayne Higby and the Hot Glass Team worked today on creating more of Wayne’s designs in glass. Don’t miss the team at work in the Amphitheater Hot Shop 10am-12pm and 1-4pm through Friday and see Wayne’s work in ceramics at The Rockwell Museum.