2388
New York
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 (4.88)
Program No. 2388RJ
Length
6 days
Starts at
999

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
On Your Feet
Walking and/or standing for up to one hour at a time.
Small Group
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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Bill Gudenrath
William Gudenrath is a glassblower, scholar, lecturer, and teacher as well as the Resident Advisor of The Studio. He is an authority on the study and recreation of historical hot glassworking techniques from ancient Egypt through the Renaissance, and has presented lectures and demonstrations around the world.

Please note: This expert may not be available for every date of this program.

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Erica Simon
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