Experience Glass

There's nothing like learning a new skill to become fully immersed in a place, or in yourself. Take a class or a workshop, learn a new skill from a master craftsman, tap into your inner artist, and make unforgettable memories. Throw clay, shape molten glass, work with stained glass. There are so many ways to discover the magic of creating something with your own hands. Go ahead, surprise yourself!

“The real highlight of the day came when we learned to use color in a  paperweight project. Something that looks so simple is actually one of the hardest things to make. . . . Sure enough, by the end of the day, I had created a masterpiece.”

Becky Pokora, The Girl and the Globe

Make Your Own Glass

Hands-on Glass Studio

Experience glassblowing! All ages welcome! Meet the artist who first began hands-on glassblowing experiences in Corning over two...

The Studio at the Corning Museum of Glass

The Studio is a word-class teaching facility that offers residency and scholarship programs at various times throughout the year. The...

Watch Glass Being Made

Vitrix Hot Glass Studio

Regarded among America's prominent contemporary glass studios, Vitrix Hot Glass Studio is committed to uncompromising quality and...

Crystal City Gallery at The Corning Museum of Glass

Just a short walk from the Gaffer District, explore the recently refreshed Crystal City Gallery at The Corning Museum of Glass where you’ll learn how Corning shaped the modern world with its glass innovations—like the glass envelopes for Edison’s lightbulbs. The gallery features selections from intricate cut glass made in Corning to the story of Pyrex’s impact on the American kitchen. While at the Museum, catch a live glassmaking demo in the Amphitheater Hot Shop and feel the history in the space that once housed the Steuben Glass factory.

Adult tickets are good for two days and local residents receive 50% off their admission. Kids and teens 17 and under are always free.


THE DAYS OF INCANDESCENCE

A Cooperative Event Partnership between the Steuben County CVB, Corning's Gaffer District, the Gaffer District Business Association, and Urban Corning.