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As editor of Glass Art magazine from 1987 to March 2019, Shawn Waggoner has interviewed and written about multitudes of the world’s greatest artists working glass in the furnace, torch, and on the table. Rated in iTunes News and Noteworthy in 2018, Talking Out Your Glass continues to evolve, including interviews with the nation’s finest borosilicate artists making both pipes and sculpture on the torch. Other current topics include how to work glass using sustainable practices and how artists address the topics of our times such as climate change, the political chasm, and life in the age of technology.
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Hot, Warm and Cold Glass!

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Jul 5, 2019

The Corning Museum of Glass is a proud collaborator on an exciting, new competition series, Blown Away—created by producers marblemediaand a co-production of Netflix andBlue Ant Media of Toronto. The 10-episode show, which will bring the art of glassblowing to a global audience through the Netflix streaming platform, will launch on July 12, 2019. 



 

The show follows a group of 10 highly skilled glassmakers from North America who have a limited time to fabricate beautiful works of art that are assessed by a panel of expert judges. One artist is eliminated in each 30-minute episode until a winner is announced in the 10th and final episode. YouTube star Nick Uhas, best known for his popular science show Nickipedia, hosts Blown Awayand renowned artist Katherine Gray serves as the “resident evaluator.”

 

The series was filmed in the largest glassblowing studio ever built in North America, designed specifically for the scope and scale of the competition. The space allows 10 artists to work simultaneously, using two large glass-melting furnaces, 10 reheating furnaces and 10 individual work stations. The Craft and Design Glass Studio at Sheridan College in Toronto consulted on the studio design and aided the competitors for the first nine episodes.

 

The Corning Museum of Glass, which houses the world’s most comprehensive collection of glass, the library of record on glass, and one of the top glassmaking schools in the world, served as a key consulting partner on the series. Eric Meek, Senior Manager of Hot Glass Programs at CMoG also served as a “guest evaluator” for the series finale, helping to select the winner of the competition.

 

The winner of Blown Awayis awarded the title of “Best in Blow” and a prize package valued at $60,000, which includes a week-long Guest Artist appearance at CMoG. The winner will complete two working sessions this summer, July 17-18 and August 28-29, in preparation for the “Blown AwayResidency,” October 14-18. During these times, the winner will participate in glassmaking demonstrations for the public in CMoG’s Amphitheater Hot Shop.

 

This summer, CMoG is displaying the exhibit Blown Away:Glassblowing Comes to Netflix, which tells the story of how the Museum found its way into the global spotlight. Visitors can see work created on the show by each competitor, and watch a behind-the-scenes documentary with interviews conducted on the set and footage captured of the Museum’s Hot Glass Demo Team taking part in the finale.

 

“The Corning Museum of Glass inspires people to see glass in a new light,” said Eric Meek. “Blown Away is a global platform, and it’s exciting to think about how this will broaden glassmaking’s level of exposure.”

 

 For a complete list of contestants and judges visiting talking our your glass.com, click on Season 4, click on Blown Away. Or visit www.cmog.organd search for Blown Away.

 

Thanks to our sponsors His Glassworks, Inc, Sunshine Glassworks Ltd., Bullseye Glass company and the Corning Museum of Glass.

 

I’ll begin the show asking Donna Luke, Blue Marble’s vice president of production, about the behind the scenes story of Blown Away. Then I visit with Eric Meek about the Corning Museum of Glass’ role in the program, and finish up by interviewing one of the judges, Katherine Gray.

 

 

Blown Away contestants include

  • Deborah Czeresko – Veteran glass artist based in New York City
  • Kevin Kiff – California-based glass artist
  • Benjamin Kikkert – Vancouver-based glass artist
  • Leah Kudel – Canadian glass artist
  • Janusz Poźniak – British born, Seattle-based glass artist
  • Patrick Proimeau – Canadian glass artist and glass studio operator
  • Alexander Rosenberg – Philadelphia-based artist, educator, and writer
  • Momoko “Momo” Schafer – Recent graduate of MassArt
  • Annette Sheppard – Former CMoG glass artist and current management consultant
  • Edgar Valentine – Tacoma-based glass artist

 

Guest evaluators include

  • Chris Taylor – Pilchuck Glass School
  • Marc Lepine – Gastronomy chef
  • Jay MacDonell – Lighting designer
  • Jesse Hirsch – Futurist
  • Emily Pearce-Bibona – International wine judge and sommelier
  • Perry Tung – Bonhams Auction House
  • Catherine Osborne – Architecture & design expert
  • Janet Morrison – Sheridan College
  • Greta Hodgkinson – National Ballet of Canada
  • Eric Meek – The Corning Museum of Glass