You probably all have some Corningware in your kitchen, but in Corning, NY where it is made, is the most amazing museum of glass that spans the earliest history of glass-making to modern innovations and uses.
This blown glass "Fern Green Tower" graces the lobby.We began our tour in the modern art gallery
Blown glass with thread & hair
Then we go back in time to learn about the earliest glass-making techniques.
Nan reflected in the fiery furnace
Hellenistic Glass vessels
I could probably do some blob decoration
Not sure why anyone would want a grotesque head flask
It was interesting to learn the uses of some of the glass containers/objects
Miracle" glass...turns water into wine!
Bones of the saints.... and a Nef
Female glass urinal
Antique enthusiast Sarah would be interested in the Research Room where glass objects are studied and categorized to determine their origin & purpose.Glass furniture
Just a few examples of the antique pieces on display
The mosaics of Salviati
This 1879 depiction of St. Peter's Square in Rome is done in Micromosaics...very intricate in detail
Mr. Edison's light bulbs
Glass bottle production
Lenses....Nan looks through a periscope that goes to the roof.
Want to look?
These two young men demonstrated how a hand-blown vase is made during the hot glass show.
Giving it shape
Adding some decoration and handles.
There was much, much more...but you'll just have to go there yourself.