Daily Archives: 18 March 2018

When in Corning, NY


The Corning Museum of Glass, photo credit: CMOG

The Curator and I stopped by the Corning Museum of Glass, where the Curator sand blasted a pint glass, after decorating it with symbols that had very deep meaning to him. After 40 minutes of soul searching, we were onto the actual museum.


A work titled “Carrion” in the contemporary section.


Some glass forms for liquor bottles, love the glass cannon barrel

The history of glass section, was my favorite part on CMOG, and I spent much of my time touring it.

We happened to hit the museum on one of their 2300 Degs fundraiser. The Red Hot Chilli Pipers were playing in the evening. Yes, you read that correctly. The famed Scottish band that rocks out in their kilts were there playing their bagpipes. A traditional Irish band was playing in another auditorium, where the glass craftsmen were making a pot of gold for St Patrick’s Day. Very impressive demonstration.


The Red Hot Chilli Pipers


The CMOG artists working on their pot-o-gold