In Corning, NY for class and more

In January I went to the Studio of the Corning Museum of Glass as a teaching assistant for Anna Boothe’s class on casting and moldmaking with murrini. I’m in the green apron…

Ann Welles, the directory of Exhibit A Gallery in Corning also hosted a “meet and greet” with her artists, which was then nicely promoted by the Corning Museum of Glass on their Facebook page, which said:

See new works recently arrived from Amsterdam by Anne Gant at Exhibit A on Market Street in Corning. Gant blows and works glass and presses it into paper while it’s still hot. This destroys the glass. It’s glass art with no glass in it….with beautiful results.

As always, it’s great to be in Corning- the outstanding museum and library, the studio which is always full of energy, the huge number of knowledgeable glass people everywhere! From David Whitehouse’s lectures and Bill Gudenrath’s tours of Museum after-hours to Dennis James talking about the glass armonica- to all the scientists and engineers busy on new super-strong glasses, it’s a wonderful environment for a glass artist.

And of course on the main street is Exhibit A- with 5 new pieces from me. If you are in town, check out Thali for Indian food, and the lovely study collection of Frederick Carder glass, which is next to the Studio and free to visit…