With 2015 drawing to a close, we thought it would be fun to take a look back at some of our biggest moments of the year in photos. Check out our top 15 Instagram posts of 2015, and remember to follow us @CorningMuseum.
15. Heating coffee during our GlassLab deployment at Domaine de Boisbuchet in France.
14. Scientific glassmaker, Kiva Ford, took over our Instagram feed during GlassFest in May.
We’ve asked #artist Kiva Ford (@kivafordglass) to take over CMoG’s Instagram feed during his visit to #Corning. Check back to see what he’s working on at 2300°: GlassFest & #GlassFest. #glass #glassmaking @gafferdistrict #kivafordglass #glassofIG #flameworking #kivaford (? Metamorphosis by Kiva Ford) A photo posted by Corning Museum of Glass (@corningmuseum) on
13. Eric Meek, our manager of hot glass programs, stands with the life-size child created by Jaime Guerrero and team during the November 2300°.
@guerreroglass “Refugees and Piñatas” is out of the annealer! Here is an image of one part of this amazing sculpture: the boy that was created during last Thursday’s 2300°. You can see how big the piece is next to our very own Eric Meek. Great job, Jaime and the Hot Glass Demo Team! #glass #sculpture
12. Catching a glimpse of glassmaking in the 1550s, thanks to Georgius Agricola’s De re metallica (On Metals), found in the collection of the Rakow Research Library.
Ever wonder what #glassmaking looked like in the 1550s? Now you know. Georgius Agricola’s De re metallica (On Metals) is one of the first technological books of modern times, covering the mining industry, metallurgical processes, and the manufacture of glass, which is described as one of the ‘solidified juices’. This #woodcut illustration shows a #glass manufacturing operation, a furnace, and some of the finished ware being carried off for sale. Fun fact: the first English translation of De re metallica, published in 1912, was translated by Herbert and Lou Henry Hoover. (CMGL 66820) #RakowLibrary #ManuscriptMonday #rarebooks #agricola #deremetallica A photo posted by Corning Museum of Glass (@corningmuseum) on
11. Maestro Lino Tagliapietra joined us in the new Amphitheater Hot Shop during the Contemporary Art + Design Wing opening weekend festivities in March.
10. Several artists dazzled the audience at SOFA Chicago with a hot glass demo on the Roadshow stage. A special treat was watching Italian maestro, Silvano Signoretto, work in the U.S. for the very first time.
The crowd at @sofaexpo just saw Italian maestro Silvano Signoretto work in hot #glass for the very first time in the U.S. And it happened right here on our Roadshow stage! #SOFA2015 A photo posted by Corning Museum of Glass (@corningmuseum) on
9. During his Instagram takeover, scientific glassmaker Kiva Ford shared Ruby Conical Intersection with Amber Sphere by Harvey Littleton.
8. John Miller‘s live-streamed demo at The Studio is a sweet addition to this list!
John Miller’s #glass #doughnut from this morning’s live-streamed demo ? #glassmaking #glassblowing #livestream #frostedwithsprinkles A video posted by Corning Museum of Glass (@corningmuseum) on
7. And so is the final product.
6. Boyd Sugiki joined the Hot Glass Demo Team in the Amphitheater Hot Shop while he was here teaching a class at The Studio. These are his beautiful Striped Bowls.
This just in! Boyd Sugiki will be a guest artist for tomorrow evening’s Late Show demonstration. Boyd has been a frequent instructor at The Studio and, along with his wife Liza Zerkowitz, Boyd runs Two Tone Studios in Seattle. They create bold decorative objects and tabletop items that blend color and glassblowing with drawing and kiln-casting. Stop in to the Amphitheater Hot Shop at 6 pm to see Boyd Sugiki at work in The Late Show. Image: Striped Bowls by Boyd Sugiki (Photo by Mike Seidl) A photo posted by Corning Museum of Glass (@corningmuseum) on
5. Jaime Guerrero puts the finishing touches on his life-size child during the November 2300°.
4. Kiva Ford’s “Bottle within a Bottle” grouping proved to be quite popular when we announced his Instagram takeover.
We’re excited to announce #CMoG’s first Instagram takeover! Artist Kiva Ford (@kivafordglass) is headed to #Corning for 2300°: GlassFest & #GlassFest, and will be sharing his experiences here on CMoG’s Instagram feed. Stay tuned! #glass #glassmaking @gafferdistrict #kivafordglass #glassofIG #flameworking #kivaford (? Bottle within a bottle grouping by Kiva Ford) A photo posted by Corning Museum of Glass (@corningmuseum) on
3. Lino Tagliapetra’s work comes out of the annealer after our Contemporary Art + Design Wing opening weekend.
2. First glimpses at work out of the annealer are always popular—especially when they’re the product of live-streamed Studio demos, like this piece by Martin Janecky.
Here’s the finished piece from @martinjanecky ‘s live-streamed Studio demonstration yesterday! Didn’t get to tune in? We will post the demonstration, in its entirety, on our YouTube channel next week. #glass #sculpture A photo posted by Corning Museum of Glass (@corningmuseum) on
1. Our most popular Instagram photo of the year is another from Kiva Ford’s takeover, and a favorite piece in the Museum’s collection: Cityscape by Jay Musler.
Happy New Year from your friends at The Corning Museum of Glass!