Corning Museum of Glass to hold 52nd Annual Seminar

Corning Museum’s 52nd Annual Seminar on Glass will focus on Beads – Life, Trade, Ritual. The event will take place 18-19 October 2013, and will feature lectures and live demonstrations.

The Corning Museum of Glass presents its 52nd Annual Seminar on Glass, 18-19 October 2013. The focus of the seminar is Beads – Life, Trade, Ritual. The event, presented in a new two-day format, will feature lectures and live demonstrations focused around the topics represented in the Museum’s exhibition, Life on a String: 35 Centuries of the Glass Bead, which showcases beads and beaded objects created throughout glass history and from all over the globe.
Experts such as Robert Liu, editor of Ornament magazine, and beadmaker Kristina Logan, will discuss historical beads, techniques of beadmaking, Native American beadwork, beads used and made in West Africa, 1920s French fashion, and much more. Seminarians will also have an opportunity to make their own unique glass bead (included in the price of the Seminar).
The Corning Museum of Glass is the foremost authority on the art, history, science, and design of glass. It is home to the world’s most important collection of glass, including the finest examples of glassmaking spanning 3,500 years. Live glassblowing demonstrations (offered at the Museum, on the road, and at sea on Celebrity Cruises) bring the material to life. Daily Make Your Own Glass experiences at the Museum enable visitors to create work in a state-of-the-art glassmaking studio. The campus in Corning includes a year-round glassmaking school, The Studio, and the Rakow Research Library, the world’s preeminent collection of materials on the art and history of glass.