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Corning
Hands-On Glassmaking At the Studio of the Corning Museum of Glass
Learn from experts how to create beautiful glass objects as you enjoy 20 studio hours of furnace working, flameworking and cold working in the Finger Lakes region’s “Crystal City.”
Rating (4.92)
Program No. 2388MPU
Length
6 days
Starts at
965
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At a Glance

Immerse yourself in glassworking as you delight in the natural beauty of New York’s Finger Lakes region. Divide 20 studio hours between furnace working, flameworking and cold working as highly qualified glassmakers instruct and help you create beautiful glass objects. At the furnace, try your hand at glassblowing and work with molten glass to fashion paperweights and vessels. Using the basics of flameworking, make beads and small scale sculptures. In the kiln shop, create fused jewelry pieces, small slumped projects and learn to sandblast glass.
Activity Level
Moderate
Walking and/or standing for up to one hour at a time. Mentally challenging and requires some upper body strength and good depth perception.
Small Group
Love to learn and explore in a small-group setting? These adventures offer small, personal experiences with groups of 10 to 24 participants.

Best of all, you'll ...

  • Don't just watch a demonstration — make glass yourself!
  • Enjoy a historic walking exploration of the restored Market Street district of downtown Corning.
  • Marvel at 3500 years of glassmaking at the finest glass museum in the world.
Featured Expert
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Becky Congdon
Becky Congdon has been working with flameworked glass since 1997, when she took a weekend workshop at The Studio. She has degrees in mechanical engineering and computer science, but her love for glass redirected her career. Today, she teaches and works full time at The Studio, as well as in her own studio in Honeoye, N.Y.
Erica Simon
Becky Congdon
Cat Burns
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