Category: glassmaking

Guest artists Michael Schunke and Josie Gluc…

Guest artists Michael Schunke and Josie Gluck created a large, transparent gray bowl with fine, white line decoration last night in the Amphitheater Hot Shop. We’ll be uploading this demo to our YouTube channel as soon as we can!

When you ask the master glass maker what he&rs…

When you ask the master glass maker what he’s making…. #beaver 😂

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Geometric pattern emerged as a popular motif i…

Geometric pattern emerged as a popular motif in Austrian design during the early 20th century. To obtain the pattern on this Vase with Lid, a thin layer of ruby glass was applied over colorless glass—a process known as casing—before it was selectively cut away.  This traditional technique was married with modern aesthetics: specified cuts produced geometric decoration with dynamic results. See this object on view through January 7, 2019 in “Glass of the Architects: Vienna, 1900-1937,” a cooperation of the MAK and LE STANZE DEL VETRO.

Vase with Lid, before 1916. Designed by Emanuel Josef Margold (Austrian, 1888-1962); manufactured by Carl Schappel. Cased, mold-blown, and cut glass. H. 22 cm. MAK, Austrian Museum of Applied Arts/Contemporary Art (WI 1716-1,2). ©MAK/Georg Mayer.

Object of the Week: Magatama (Sacred Jewel) Am…

Object of the Week: Magatama (Sacred Jewel) Amulet, Japan, 710-794. 61.6.4.

The small, commalike shape of the magatama is a significant spiritual form for the Japanese, one that is shared with the kogok, a similar Korean amulet. Magatamas are thought to represent the human spirit and can afford protection to the wearer, with a shape that seems animal-like or is taken from nature. The cloudy pale green glass is probably an imitation of jade, a semiprecious stone.

Spaces are still available in some of our su…

Spaces are still available in some of our summer intensive classes at The Studio, including classes with Martin Janecky (August 13-24), Mel Douglas (August 27-September 1), and Tim Drier (September 3-8)! To register, contact The Studio by calling +1 (607) 438-5100 or emailing thestudio@cmog.org.

Today is World Emoji Day! We took our glass …

Today is World Emoji Day! We took our glass emoji into the galleries with our teen Explainers and asked them to pick their favorite pieces in our collection. Which objects in our collection are your favorites?

Brilliant cut glass went out of style by the…

Brilliant cut glass went out of style by the 1920s as home entertaining became less formal and cocktail parties became the venue for social interaction. What did this mean for the cut glass industry in Corning, New York? Glass production shifted to making cocktail accessories like this cocktail shaker by Hunt Glass Works. Learn more about Corning’s glassmaking history in our newly redesigned Crystal City Gallery

Cocktail Shaker with Strainer and Stopper in “Elegance” Pattern, Lee Carr (designer), Hunt Glass Works Inc. (manufacturer), Corning, New York, United States, 1946. Gift of Hunt Glass Works Inc. 51.4.547.

This week at The Studio, students in Micke Joh…

This week at The Studio, students in Micke Johansson’s class explored Swedish glassmaking techniques including graal, ariel, and the Swedish overlay. Here, Micke Johansson prepares a blank for carving and sandblasting. He’ll cut the dragonfly into the top layer, exposing another layer of colored glass, before he gradually heats the piece up to continue working at the bench.

Tickets may be all reserved for GlassBarge i…

Tickets may be all reserved for GlassBarge in Baldwinsville, but you can still get a walk-up seat on the barge, view from shore, or even paddle alongside the barge! Don’t miss our free glassmaking demonstrations in Baldwinsville this weekend, 11am-6pm: www.cmog.org/glassbarge.

Have you ever wondered why a small town in U…

Have you ever wondered why a small town in Upstate New York is world-famous for glassmaking? Learn about Corning’s history as the “Crystal City” in our “Story of the Crystal City” demonstration in the Innovations Hot Shop, daily at 3pm.