Whiteley has spent his life working with glass, developing a fascination for the material when he began apprenticing in stained glass at the age of 16.
Watch master glassmaker Richard Whiteley bring the heat as he blends elements of mold-making techniques with the processes of glass blowing. He will contrast the simplicity of the cylinder form and the inherent beauty of glass with a process of distortion, which involves manipulating the forms without aesthetic judgment.
In our live demo series, Bring the Heat, join us for a live stream of glass artists demonstrating their expertise and skillful execution while “in the zone.”
During each demo, an artist will present a personal design they’ve worked to perfect, and they will be live on the mic to narrate as they work—a rarity for live artist demonstrations and a first at the Museum.
How to Join and Connect Live
Watch master glassmaker Richard Whiteley on Wednesday, May 5 at 10:00 am EDT, livestreamed on The Corning Museum of Glass YouTube channel.
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