Jeremy Unterman began working with glass in 1999. After getting the ball rolling for Keystone College’s glass program by building a glory hole and an annealer, Jeremy went on to the glass program at the Tyler School of Art.
What do you do here at the Museum?
At the Museum I am facility coordinator/ shop technician and I help run the shop. I also help with the Artist-in-Residence program and I get to teach classes once in a while, which is a lot of fun, too.
What has your experience been with glass before coming to the Museum?
I went to Urban Glass in the winter of 1999 and did a two-week internship there and fell in love with the material and everybody who was around the place. It was a very vibrant, lively atmosphere. I got hired to do some assisting in the hot shop to do pretty basic stuff – with no experience, I was getting employed and having a good time and I was learning. When my two-week internship came to an end, I knew that glass was a fun thing that I wanted to do so I decided to transfer to a school that had a glass program.
What made you interested in this position?
I didn’t know exactly how to get my foot in the door to any glassmaking jobs when I got out of school, so I went to work at this metal shop for about three or four years, but I was looking to get back into glassmaking again. One day I went home and hopped online thinking, “I need to find a glass job” so I started searching for a glass job and The Corning Museum of Glass came up and there was a job opening for a facility coordinator. I read the job description and I said, “That’s my job.”
What’s your favorite class that you’ve taught?
I like teaching cane making classes. I’ve taught some of those in the past and they’re pretty enjoyable because it’s a little more involved.
Are you currently working on any of your own projects?
I just finished up a little production run in the spring just before summer started. All that stuff ended up over at the Museum Shops.
What is your favorite food?
I don’t have a favorite food…I try not to have favorites.
If you could have any one superpower what would it be?