Fundamentals of Surface Finishing | Richard Whiteley

Artist Richard Whitely polishes a clear glass sculpture

Richard Whiteley

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.

Richard Whiteley - Fundamentals of Surface Finishing
September 1, 2021 11:00 am–12:00 pm

Master kiln caster and cold worker Richard Whiteley will guide you through a lesson on hand-finishing glass surfaces using grits and abrasives. Learn how to create a natural, matte finish and understand that finish on a microscopic level. 

Watch and join the online commentary for the opportunity to have your questions answered live! 

How to Join and Connect Live

For our next live stream, watch on Wednesday, September 1 at 11:00 am EDT, live on YouTube.

Whiteley will be available to chat and answer your questions in real time as we watch this demonstration together.

Unable to watch the live event? The live stream will be uploaded to YouTube. Plus, find hundreds of hours of live streamed demonstrations on the Corning Museum of Glass YouTube channel.

Try Glassmaking at the Museum

Never worked with glass before but want to start? Try a Make Your Own Glass experience, offered every day, and for all ages.

Or are you a glass artist or a beginner looking for a more intensive experience? Take a glassmaking class at The Studio.