The Empty Studio Hot Shop with cold furnaces
Reflections in the beakers
Typical casserole dishes shown heated to different temperatures. The ones at the top are annealed to the temperature which makes them usable in our ovens - they start out relatively clear and finish tempered very strongly to a nice opaque white. Their example was such an artistically arranged towering sculpture.
The Corning Museum has so many different facets - the museum with glass education and gallery, the school, and the library. I decided you might enjoy seeing some of each so the photos above are representative of what we saw educationally and at the school studios. The hot shop wasn't the only studio they were teaching in. There were torching lessons going on, cameo engraving on glass, making wet forms to kiln dry for slumping, and many children's classes besides - including furnace work. It would be a fantastic place to take a class - a total glass environment.