Mark Peiser: From There to Here and Back Again | Behind the Glass Lecture

February 13, 2020

Since 1967 when Mark Peiser became involved with the Studio Glass Movement, he has been recognized for his unique approach and accomplishments. His investigation of the expressive implications of glass properties led to distinctive bodies of work, including the Palomar series. 

In this lecture, Peiser will discuss his work, including his recent Specialty Glass Residency at Sullivan Park, Corning Incorporated’s global research and development center. The Specialty Glass Residency is a joint program of The Corning Museum of Glass and Corning Incorporated to support artists in exploring the use of specialty glass materials.

“After speaking with [a Corning scientist] and learning he had discovered the benefits of alumina titanate on glass formulation, I couldn’t believe that working in my studio, I had discovered the same principles!” Says Peiser. “Getting to talk with Corning scientists, has informed my work and steered the direction of my own research.”

This lecture is free and open to the public.


Museum Members at the Donor level and above ($135+) are invited a private Member reception at 5:30 pm. Please RSVP online by February 7. Members RSVP Now


Behind the Glass lectures take place the second Thursday of the month. These events include the Museum’s popular Meet the Artist lectures, as well as talks by curators, writers, and historians. All lectures are free and open to the public. Watch lectures on our YouTube Channel.