So many Residencies at The Studio

2014 Artist-in-Residence Anthony Cioe blowing glass at The Studio .

The Corning Museum of Glass has so many opportunities for artists that it can be hard to keep track of everything that is happening here. For instance, did you know that The Museum offers five distinct types of residencies for artists?

Why five different types? Because artist needs vary greatly. If you’re an artist looking for a space to create innovative ideas or research historical glass, test different material approaches or discover more about the science of glass, The Corning Museum of Glass and The Studio have a residency that will fit for you.

Baba Yaga’s Teapots for Light and Dark Spells by Wendy Yothers, recent Artist-in-Residence at The Studio.

Baba Yaga’s Teapots for Light and Dark Spells by Wendy
Yothers, recent Artist-in-Residence at The Studio.

About her recent month-long residency, Wendy Yothers said, “The magic combination that fosters it best includes passion, problem solving (technical and esthetic), a safe, productive work environment, and time. At The Studio, you have aligned the planets so this magic can happen every session, spontaneously and predictably.”

Are you a professional working artist who would like to be a resident artist? Below is a small bit about each residency. Read more →

A passion for words: Arthur A. Houghton Jr. and the Rakow Library

This post comes from Alaina McNeal, the Public Services Outreach intern at the Rakow Research Library.

Portrait of Arthur Houghton

Houghton’s portrait hangs in the Rakow
Research Library. 2009.7.18, gift of
Thomas S. Buechner.

Arthur A. Houghton Jr. (1906-1990) had a lifelong passion for words. Arthur founded The Corning Museum of Glass in 1951 with his cousin Amory Houghton (1899-1981). He supported the creation of the Rakow Research Library, considering it essential to the quality of the Museum. Along with the Library’s first librarian, Catherine Mack (1903-1963), Houghton acquired rare books and manuscripts for the collection. It was his belief that the books should be displayed at the entrance to the Museum, emphasizing their significance to understanding the glass collection.

In addition to founding the Museum, Houghton curated rare books for the Library of Congress, founded Harvard’s Houghton Library, acted as a trustee for the New York Public Library, and was president of Steuben Glass for a time. Read more →

A wall of inspiration

When visitors walk into the Curious and Curiouser: Surprising Finds from the Rakow Library exhibition they can’t miss the 9-foot tall “cloud” made from more than 700 colorful notes dangling near the entrance. This is the Inspiration Wall.The Inspiration Wall

The exhibition team for Curious and Curiouser wanted to highlight the idea of “library as inspiration” for visitors to the exhibition. Just as many of the artists represented in the exhibition were inspired by visits to the Library, the Inspiration Wall invites guests to reflect on and share what inspires them. Read more →

The Studio Announces 2018 Residency Recipients

2018 Artists-In-Residence at The Studio

Anne Vibeke Mou
March 22-April 20; Public lecture April 12

Anne Vibeke Mou, Diamond Window

Anne Vibeke Mou, Diamond Window

Originally from Denmark, artist and engraver Anne Vibeke Mou has been studying and working in the United Kingdom for almost 20 years. Her interests lie predominantly in the connections between glass and environment, object and place, and the medieval history of both regions has helped to shape her work in rich and revealing ways.

Mou practices a meticulous stippling process (engraving a surface with numerous small dots) using a handheld solitaire diamond tool. She is excited to access the Rakow Research Library’s resources to further her research into waldglas (forest glass) and historical sites of relevance. During her residency in March and April 2018, Mou will produce a series of delicate objects “containing traces of organic material from carefully chosen locations,” she says.

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The Studio Announces 2018 Residency Recipients

2018 Artists-In-Residence at The Studio

Anne Vibeke Mou
March 22-April 20; Public lecture April 12

Anne Vibeke Mou, Diamond Window

Anne Vibeke Mou, Diamond Window

Originally from Denmark, artist and engraver Anne Vibeke Mou has been studying and working in the United Kingdom for almost 20 years. Her interests lie predominantly in the connections between glass and environment, object and place, and the medieval history of both regions has helped to shape her work in rich and revealing ways.

Mou practices a meticulous stippling process (engraving a surface with numerous small dots) using a handheld solitaire diamond tool. She is excited to access the Rakow Research Library’s resources to further her research into waldglas (forest glass) and historical sites of relevance. During her residency in March and April 2018, Mou will produce a series of delicate objects “containing traces of organic material from carefully chosen locations,” she says.

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The Corning Museum of Glass Receives Grants to Launch “GlassBarge,” a Mobile Glassblowing Studio on Water, to Celebrate the 150th Anniversary of Glassmaking Moving from Brooklyn to Corning, New York  

GlassBarge. Rendering by McLaren Engineering Group.

GlassBarge. Rendering by McLaren Engineering Group.

The Corning Museum of Glass (CMoG) today announced the receipt of $469,625 in grants through Empire State Development’s I LOVE NEW YORK program, the New York State Canal Corporation, and New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA), under Governor Andrew Cuomo’s Regional Economic Development Council initiative. This generous funding will support the launch of GlassBarge in commemoration of the 150th anniversary of the canal journey to bring glassmaking to Corning, New York, and will further CMoG’s participation in the statewide celebration of the Erie Canal Bicentennial.

In 1868, the Brooklyn Flint Glass Company relocated to Corning, via the New York Waterways, and evolved into the company that is today known as Corning Incorporated. In celebration of this pivotal journey, CMoG will launch GlassBarge—a canal barge equipped with CMoG’s patented all-electric glassmaking equipment—in Brooklyn in May 2018.

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Karen LaMonte selected for Specialty Glass Artist Residency Program awarded by The Corning Museum of Glass and Corning Incorporated

Nocturnes Installation in white bronze. Photography: Martin Polak. Provided by Karen LaMonte.

Nocturnes Installation in white bronze. Photography:
Martin Polak. Provided by Karen LaMonte.

The Corning Museum of Glass (CMoG) and Corning Incorporated (NYSE: GLW) announced today their selection of Karen LaMonte as the Specialty Glass Artist-in-Residence in 2018.

The residency is a joint program of the Museum and Corning that gives the selected artist access to specialty glass materials, scientists, and curators to experiment and explore new areas of their practice. LaMonte is the fifth specialty glass resident since the program’s inception in 2014. Her residency will begin on January 1 and will continue through the end of the year.

LaMonte is best known for her life-sized, ethereal glass dresses, which she casts in the Czech Republic, using the lost wax casting method. Her work employs translucent glass to show the division between our private selves and public personas, shaped by cultural and societal influences. She uses clothing as a metaphor for identity and to explore the human form in absentia. Read more →