In Sparkling Company Hot Glass Live Stream | Eric Meek and Eric Goldschmidt

Flameworking closeup at CMoG
August 26, 2021 5:30 pm–7:00 pm

Watch as the Hot Glass Demo Team and Assistant Curator Linnea Seidling explore many ways in which beads can be made, and how they were used in trade and commerce in the 1800s.

Alongside Seidling’s curatorial perspective, the glassmakers will be working glass at the furnace, on the flameworking torch, and coldworking to create a variety of bead designs.

Join us for our summer live stream demo series highlighting objects and themes from our new exhibition, In Sparkling CompanyGlass and the Costs of Social Life in Britain During the 1700s.

In context of this exhibition, curators from The Corning Museum of Glass present historical perspectives on the glassmakers’ creations.

How to Join and Connect Live

Watch master glassmakers Eric Meek and Eric Goldschmidt on Thursday, August 26 at 5:30 pm EDT, livestreamed on The Corning Museum of Glass YouTube channel.

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

Eric Goldschmidt uses a torch to melt two rods of glass

Eric Goldschmidt

Since 1996, Eric Goldschmidt has devoted himself to practicing and developing the techniques of hot glass manipulation with a focus on flameworking, while studying and assisting with many of the world’s most talented glass artists. 

Headshot of Eric Meek smiling in front of a white background

Eric Meek

Eric Meek has worked to become a versatile glass artist, able to execute ideas in glass with fluency in the material. When working, Meek likes to draw upon tradition and fine craftsmanship to realize modern, elegant forms. 

In Sparkling Company: Glass and the Costs of Social Life in Britain During the 1700s
Through January 2, 2022
Changing Exhibitions Gallery

Explore how glass helped define the social rituals and cultural values of 1700s Britain.