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Imagination to Creation: Oiva's Birds

  • Recurring daily
  • Dates: September 28, 2017 to September 30, 2017
  • Times: 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM & 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  • Corning Museum of Glass
    One Museum Way
    Corning, NY 14830
  • Phone: (607) 937-5371
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Finnish glassmaking comes to Corning! The Corning Museum of Glass is excited to host guest glassmakers Helena Welling and Juha Saarikko. Both gaffers are visiting from the Iittala factory in Finland for a celebration of renowned designer Oiva Toikka’s glass birds. Don't miss glassblowing demos by Finish glassmakers, a live bird display, and bird life history hosted by Tanglewood Nature Center and Museum. Since the first birds entered production in 1972, Birds by Toikka has become an international institution offering collectors and enthusiasts hundreds of stunning objects to acquire. When asked about his fascination with birds, Oiva Toikka always answers that the birds' fluid form is ideally suited to representation in glass. Join us for the unique opportunity to watch as gaffers Helena Welling and Juha Saarikko produce Oiva Toikka’s famed bird designs in the Amphitheater Hot Shop. This demonstration is included in the cost of admission. The gaffers will blow glass September 28 through 30 from 10 am to 12 pm and 1 to 4 pm. Can’t make it? Welling and Saarikko's guest artist demonstration will be live-streamed online at cmog.org from 3 to 5 pm.

Imagination to Creation: Oiva's Birds
  • Corning Museum of Glass
  • One Museum Way
  • Corning, NY 14830
  • September 28, 2017 to September 30, 2017
  • Recurring daily

Listings

Corning Museum of Glass

One Museum Way
Corning, NY 14830
(607) 937-5371

From children looking for an adventure to artists looking for inspiration, there’s something for everyone at The Corning Museum of Glass. Explore 3,500 years of glassmaking history in the world’s largest collection of glass, featuring 45,000 pieces of classic and contemporary glass art. At the Hot Glass Show, watch live, narrated, glassmaking demonstrations, and see master glassblowers create stunning pieces before your eyes. Flameworking, Optical Fiber, and Glassbreaking Demos are also offered throughout the day. The only thing better than watching the wonder of glassmaking is trying it yourself! Make Your Own Glass in short, daily workshops: choose from fused picture frames and suncatchers, sandblasted drinking glasses, flameworked beads, pulled-glass flowers or delicate blown ornaments. Get hands-on with the science of glass at Do It! stations in the Innovation Center. Best of all, kids and teens 17 and under are free; adult admission is $19.50. AAA/CAA, Military, Student, and 55+ receive a 15% discount. Local residents receive a 50% discount. Open 9:00 am to 5:00 pm daily. From Memorial Day weekend to Labor Day, the Museum is open until 8:00 pm.