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Glass Lab on Governor's Island

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

This year marks the 50th anniversary of the studio glass movement in the United States, and to celebrate, the Corning Museum of Glass has built a mobile Glass Lab, which is traveling around the country giving free glassblowing demonstrations and working with designers to create unique forms in glass. This month it's been at Governors Island, working with designers from the Cooper-Hewitt exhibit there. Master glassblower Eric Meek and with designer Harry Allen tell us about the program and about how to blow glass.

Photo by Carl Saytor courtesy The Corning Museum of Glass
The Corning Museum of Glass presents GlassLab at Governors Island
Photo by Carl Saytor courtesy The Corning Museum of Glass
The Corning Museum of Glass presents GlassLab at Governors Island
Photo by Carl Saytor courtesy The Corning Museum of Glass
The Corning Museum of Glass presents GlassLab at Governors Island
Photo by Carl Saytor courtesy The Corning Museum of Glass
The Corning Museum of Glass presents GlassLab at Governors Island
Photo by Carl Saytor courtesy The Corning Museum of Glass
The Corning Museum of Glass presents GlassLab at Governors Island
Photo by Carl Saytor courtesy The Corning Museum of Glass
The Corning Museum of Glass presents GlassLab at Governors Island

Guests:

Harry Allen and Eric Meek

Comments [9]

Tina from da Bronx

I took two semesters of different techniques at Urban Glass and loved it. With the exploration comes greater appreciation for glass artistry. Everyone has their own style that plays up their individual expression and physical ability so watching any glassworker anywhere is a treat.

Jul. 27 2012 04:33 PM
Jeff from Ohio

I thought Eric Meek was older than 20.

Jul. 26 2012 05:02 PM
RJ from prospect hts

Please don't be dismissive toward Urban Glass. From their website:

About UrbanGlass

Founded in 1977 by artists Richard Yelle and Erik Erikson as the New York Experimental Glass Workshop, UrbanGlass was the first artist-access glass center in the United States and is now the largest. Previously, those interested in working in glass could only do so at art schools, in factories or by building their own studios.

Jul. 25 2012 01:22 PM
Connie from nj

I took a semester of glass class many years ago--it gave me an enormous appreciation of glass, to have an idea of what it takes to form a glass object. It felt like choreography.

Jul. 25 2012 01:22 PM
Joseph Cavalieri from east village

DO you also do this on a cruise line?

Jul. 25 2012 01:20 PM
RJ from prospect hts

It's lovely that the mobile program is highlighting glass blowing temporarily. But please don't neglect our longtime resident studio and training center, UrbanGlass, in Brooklyn: http://www.urbanglass.org/?q=About

Jul. 25 2012 01:17 PM
Eric from manhattan

What about the risk of developing cancer from blowing glass for a lifetime?

Jul. 25 2012 01:17 PM
antonio from baySide

Can green milk glass be made in this manner?

Jul. 25 2012 01:13 PM
Joseph Cavalieri from east village

Please mention UrbanGlass - an awesome workshop, school and glass center right in Brooklyn,
for glass blowing, flame working, neon work and stained glass workshops.

Jul. 25 2012 12:55 PM

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