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Jiyong Lee, Cell-Building Block. courtesy: the corning museum of glass.

Friday February 7, 2020 | by Lindsay Woodruff

The Corning Museum Studio Announces 2020 Artist and Research Residencies

The Corning Museum of Glass has announced the twelve recipients of its 2020 Artists-in-Residence program: Jiyong Lee, Raghvi Bhatia, Erica Rosenfeld, Dan Friday, Lauren Kalman (The Burke Residency), Cat Burns, Emilio Santini and Toko Sakai (Instructor Collaborative Residency), Sibylle Peretti, Austin Stern, Yukiko Sugano, and Stine Bidstrup. Artists-in-Residence are granted access to The Studio’s facilities, the museum's permanent collections, and the Rakow Research Library, furthering their work with research and experimentation with new techniques in the studios.

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Anjali Srinivasan, Chocolate-Dipped Pebbles, 2019. Glass + Flour = Puffy Glass, tempered semi-sweet chocolate, food-safe plastic bags with clear label, satin ribbon, kiln-cast glass, dipped in chocolate. 1 oz bags, dimensions variable. courtesy: the artist

Thursday January 23, 2020 | by Lindsay Woodruff

OPENING: Alfred University gallery group exhibition references Roni Horn and celebrates the material in cast and kiln-formed glass sculptures

In honor of Michael Rogers being named "artistic associate" of Alfred University's School of Art and Design, as well as the renovation of the school's National Casting Center, an exhibition of cast and kiln-formed glass titled "Saying Glass,” features work by artists affiliated with Alfred University. The group exhibition borrows its title from artist Roni Horn’s monologue Saying Water, a meditation on the element of water and its almost endless range of properties.

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Friday May 3, 2019 | by Lindsay Woodruff

CALL FOR ENTRIES: Six-week artist residency in Japan seeks applications

The Toyama City Institute of Glass Art (TIGA) in Toyama, Japan invites international glass artists to apply for its Artist-in-Residence program, now in its ninth year. The residency, which will last six weeks from October 17 through November 27, 2019, grants the artist access to the facilities of the Toyama Glass Studio, including the hot shop, kiln shop, and cold shop, to create new work. Works made during the residency will be featured in a solo exhibition at the Toyama Glass Museum at the end of the six weeks.

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Jeff Mack, who managed the studio at the Toledo Museum of Art Glass Pavilion, will join the Corning Museum of Glass Hot Glass Programs team in December.

Saturday November 7, 2015 | by Lindsay Woodruff

MUSEUMS: Jeff Mack moving from Toledo to Corning in December 2015

FILED UNDER: Announcements, News
UPDATED: 11/8 11:50 AM -- Artist and educator Jeff Mack, after seven years as the manager of the studio at the Toledo Museum of Art Glass Pavilion, will be joining the The Corning Museum of Glass in December as the Hot Glass Programs and Projects Supervisor. This position, created in light of the recent museum expansion and the rapidly evolving hot glass programs at the Corning institution, will involve managing the daily operations of the popular Hot Glass Show, scheduling the team of glassmakers and guest artists, and managing hot shop maintenance and supplies. Though he will be doing some travel with the Hot Glass Roadshow and GlassLab Design Program, Jeff will not be heading out to sea with the cruise ship glassblowing programs, primarily facilitating recruitment and deployments from the home base in Corning. "I hope to realize the potential of the CMOG's incredible new space," he says, referring to the renovated Hot Glass Show amphitheater.

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Hot Shop Heroes instructor Conor McClellan guides a student through the beginning steps of the glassblowing process.

Friday October 2, 2015 | by Lindsay Woodruff

EXHIBITION: Museum of Glass unveils work made by soldiers and veterans in therapeutic program

Recently opened at the Museum of Glass in Tacoma, Washington, the exhibition “Healing in Flames” features work produced by the spring and summer 2015 instructors and students of the museum’s "Hot Shop Heroes: Healing with Fire" program, an educational project to offer glassblowing and art-making experiences to soldiers and veterans. The exhibit showcasing this life-changing program will remain on view through March 2016.

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One of Saman Kalantari's pieces made with a Flexible Glass Sheet (FGS). These sheets of glass frit and powder on paper can be cut and folded.

Tuesday September 22, 2015 | by Lindsay Woodruff

The Glass Art Society’s 2015 TAG Grant Recipients, 2016 Award Winners

FILED UNDER: Announcements, Award, News
The Glass Art Society established the Technologies Advancing Glass Grant in 2014 to fund the research and development of projects that incorporate technology into glass art. The 2015 recipients of the grant include Saman Kalantari, who has been awarded the top prize of $5,000; with runners-up Michal Czeisler, Jin Won Han, and a collaborative group from the Chrysler Museum of Art Glass Studio and the NASA Langley Research Center each set to receive $2,000 to further their respective projects. The artist organization also recently announced the recipient of its annual Lifetime Achievement Award will be artist, designer, and architect James Carpenter and its Honorary Lifetime Membership Award for outstanding service to the Glass Art Society will go to Jutta-Annette Page, the curator of glass and decorative arts at the Toledo Museum of Art who recently served as president of the board. Both awards will be presented during the 2016 annual conference taking place in Corning, New York.

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The 3D molten glass printer developed by MIT can create a diverse range of objects by pouring a stream of hot glass.

Wednesday September 2, 2015 | by Lindsay Woodruff

3-D Glass Printing Heats Up

FILED UNDER: Design, News
Glass, one of the most useful materials at our disposal but one of the hardest to handle, has been a final frontier of sorts in the world of 3-D printing. Even as approaches to printing materials like plastics, polymers, wax, ceramics, and metals, have been increasingly refined, glass has been mostly relegated to crude attempts to form with digital printers that approximate a glass effect. That may be about to change. Driven by the transformative potential that 3-D printed glass could have in art, architecture, medicine, aerospace, communications, safety and security, and more, researchers and engineers, are making progress in overcoming the inherent obstacles to 3-D glass printing (3DGP). Years' worth of experimentation and invention has led to the groundbreaking innovations we have seen this summer - Micron3DP, an Israeli company that designs and manufactures 3-D printer parts, announced a prototype of a new high-temperature extruder printe in June, and MIT recently announced the 3-D hot glass printer developed by the Mediated Matter Group in collaboration with MIT's Department of Mechnical Engineering and MIT's Glass Lab.

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Tuesday August 25, 2015 | by Lindsay Woodruff

Doug and Mike Starn create site-specific glass public artwork for Princeton University

A large-scale sculpture by identical twins Doug and Mike Starn, the duo's second-ever work in glass, will be installed in mid-September on the lawn of the Princeton University Art Museum. The site-specific sculpture, titled (Any) Body Oddly Propped (2015), features steel, cast bronze trees and six 18-foot tall colored glass panels. According to the official announcement, the sculpture “continues the artists' exploration of organic energy systems through root and branch forms that here also respond to the arboretum-like character of the Princeton campus.” An attempt to evoke the complex experience of light filtering through trees, the sculpture will play off the contrast between the permanence of the structure and the ephemerality by interaction between natural light conditions and the colored glass.

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Amorphous Terrain

Andrew Erdos and Yasue Maetake, Amorphous Terrain, 2018. Blown glass, copper corrosion stain on pulp (kozo, abaca and cotton), steel, industrial safety glass, cane and jute rope. H 144, W 60, D 54 in. photo: kariya hirofumi.

Thursday July 30, 2015 | by Lindsay Woodruff

EXHIBITION: Painter Beau Stanton’s New Stained Glass Work on View in California

FILED UNDER: Exhibition, New Work
A new work in stained glass by Brooklyn-based artist Beau Stanton is featured in “Art Collector Starter Kit III” at the Corey Helford Gallery in Culver City, CA, a large group exhibition featuring 12-inch-by-12-inch paintings from 37 artists that opened on Saturday, July 25th. The use of glass is a recent addition to Stanton's art practice, which typically includes paintings, prints, and murals.

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Some of the lecturers scheduled to speak at the New York Metropolitan Glass Club meetings this upcoming season from L to R: Suzanne Perrault, Karol Wight, Greg Merkel, and Sheldon Barr.

Thursday July 31, 2014 | by Lindsay Woodruff

New York Metropolitan Glass Club announces speakers for its 2014-2015 season

FILED UNDER: Announcements, News
Since its inception in 1999, the New York Metropolitan Glass Club has met in the Parish Hall of St. Michael’s Church at Amsterdam Avenue and West 99th Street in Manhattan. The interior of St. Michael’s is a sanctuary where glass enthusiasts can connect with each other amongst windows, mosaics, and lamps designed by Louis Comfort Tiffany between 1895 and 1925. Members step into the Upper East Side church on the first Tuesday of every month from October through May to enjoy wine, cheese, and a lecture given by a visiting expert in the glass field. While the first meeting of 2014-2015 is still a couple months away and not all lecture topics have been set in stone yet, the Metropolitan Glass Club has announced its speakers and meeting dates for its upcoming season.

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