Tools of the Trade

July 13 - September 7, 2015 

Tools of the TradeTools of the Trade tells the complete story of the processes, tools, and techniques used to make glass art. While the Museum’s Hot Shop features live-action glassblowing narrated by an emcee and supported by video on a large projection screen, the basic steps of the art-making process are not always available to visitors, who can arrive at any point in the creation process. "Visitor experience is of high importance to Museum of Glass,” notes Artistic Director Susan Warner. “Tools of the Trade seeks to fill a gap in the visitor’s Hot Shop experience by pairing objects from MOG’s collection with the tools used to make them.”

Visitors are encouraged to interact with the exhibition by touching and lifting tools such as jacks, shears, and glassblowing pipes, as well as wearing the Kevlar® gloves and face shield frequently seen by audiences in the Hot Shop.

 

Image Credit: Image courtesy of Museum of Glass.

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