Andrew Page on Glass

The GlassLab initiative, The Corning Museum of Glass‘s hotshop outreach to the design world, recently wrapped up its blazingly hot month-long showcase on New York City’s Governors Island, an event organized in conjunction with the exhibition “Graphic Design—Now in Production” by the Cooper-Hewitt and the Walker Art Center. Every weekend in July 2012, the Corning crew fired up their ultra-light glassblowing studio in the service of a roster of designers ranging from the up-and-coming, such as recent RISD MFA grad Helen Lee, to some of the biggest names in graphic design, such as esteemed product- and packaging-design star Judy Smilow. After a detour to Nantucket, where the mobile hotshop was used by a range of artists and designer Ted Muehling blew glass as part of a Dane Gallery fundraiser, the crew has returned to Corning, New York, where they continue to host designers in…

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