Monday, July 13, 2009

Chapter 2, Corning Museum of Glass
















So on Friday we went to the Corning Museum of Glass, truly wonderful and just down the road.
We saw them making glass in different ways, although I don't think there is any factory production in Corning anymore. You see glass blowing demo at the bottom here.
I am really drawn to a lot of the wild and outrageous pieces, really inspiring, you know? The nekkid ladies, the cavorting nymphs, the wee little animals. The wife says that's a good thing: the whimsical.
3 favorites---the newd white angel torso goblet, the very tall yellow and orange pitcher and chalice, the one with the ducks or geese on top.

12 comments:

nickandmiri said...

So many pretties! Thanks for sharing. Can't wait to see the L.Black stuff! :-)

jimgottuso said...

cool... went to the corning museum when i was very young and don't remember anything except there were markings on the wall to show how high the water level had gotten during a flood, is that right or did i dream that?

Gary Rith Pottery Blog said...

YES, and there are new makings from the most recent floods!

Busy Bee Suz said...

I love all the pieces you have shown...what an art glass is!

Linda Starr said...

Some great pieces in there; I like the ones that look like they are front the 50s and 60s.

Jay said...

Lots of cool stuff there! I remember going to see a glass blower once when I was a kid at Silver Dollar City. Cool stuff.

ML said...

I've always been fascinated by the glass blowers art, such as the stuff you've been showing from Corning. Always had the "I wants" for just one piece of that gorgeous stuff they used to be so famous for, too. Unbelievable, really, And do try not to have a coughing fit or a sneeze while working!

Pauline said...

What a cool place to visit, I love glass, I love the bright vibrant coloured pieces.

kate et jim said...

I love the green 'art decoish' item in photo #6! It's stunning!

a m dohan said...

and so much closer than Venice! (my dau. Sarah had a great time at a glass museum there last summer - even bought me a pretty little bowl!)

a m dohan said...

And when you lived in NH, did you ever go to Simon Pearce in VT?

TheColorTree said...

Did they make YOUR pumpkin out of glass? (You'd have to have seen their TV commercials.)