Textile conservator and Ph.D. candidate Charlotte Holzer recently conducted research at The Corning Museum of Glass on the history and conservation of handmade glass fibers. Holzer is a 2016 recipient of the Museum’s Rakow Grant for Glass Research, established in 1986 to foster scholarly research in the history of glass and glassmaking from antiquity until the mid-20th century, from anywhere in the world. I checked in with her to find out a little bit about what she was working on during her time in Corning. Read more →
February 13-March 20; Public lecture on March 9
Martin Janecky began his career with glass at the age of 13 and later explored sculpting methods in the Czech Republic. Janecky teaches and demonstrates around the world, including at The Studio. In March 2016, he was an Artist-in-Residence, during which time he experimented with opaline glass made at The Studio to further his sculptural work. The following week he was a Guest Artist in the Amphitheater Hot Shop, and created a body of work inspired by the Mexican holiday Día de Los Muertos (the Day of the Dead). Read more →
From making their own glass sea slug to taking pictures with Santa to exploring our galleries, our visitors shared their experiences with us on Instagram and we’ve gathered nine of our favorites for our monthly round-up. Thank you to everyone who shared their pictures with us this month!
In preparation for Fragile Legacy: The Marine Invertebrate Glass Models of Leopold and Rudolf Blaschka, the museum’s conservation department treated more than 70 Blaschka models. While some models needed extensive interventions, most just needed relatively minor repairs and careful cleaning. In advance of treatment, each model was also carefully examined. One of the most exciting aspects of examining the Blaschka models is uncovering new clues to how they were created. These sea cucumber models are just some of many examples. Read more →