Corning Museum of Glass Mobile Hot Shop
April 29 – May 8, at the Woodson Art Museum
Witness glassmakers transform molten glass into sparkling objects at the Woodson Art Museum during ten days of live, narrated glassblowing demonstration. The Corning Museum of Glass Mobile Hot Shop, a visually spectacular and fully functioning glassmaking studio on wheels converted from a semi-trailer, sets up shop on the Museum’s campus. See the transformation of hot glass into objects of utility and art. Observe the artistry, tools, and techniques employed to produce a range of art glass, complementing Art Deco designs from the 1920s and 1930s on view in the galleries as well as later twentieth- century glass from the Woodson Art Museum’s collection. The Judd S. Alexander Foundation is the Mobile Hot Shop presenting sponsor.
Friday, April 29 through Sunday, May 8, 10 am–3 pm
Narrating and demonstrating glassmaking techniques, the Mobile Hot Shop’s three-person glassblowing team demystifies the properties and processes that make glass one of the world’s oldest and most favored materials for functional and aesthetic objects. Watch the glassmakers work, listen to their process descriptions, ask questions, and view finished work as it is placed into the annealing oven to cool.
May 5, 5:30-6:30 pm
Hot Shop Talk: Artist Presentation
Corning Museum of Glass Mobile Hot Shop visiting artists share insights into the Art Deco movement’s influence on functional and fine-art glass design.
Mobile Hot Shop support is provided by a Community Arts Grant from the Community Foundation of North Central Wisconsin, with funds provided by the Wisconsin Arts Board, a state agency, the Community Foundation, and the B.A. & Esther Greenheck Foundation.
Additional project partners: the Stewart Inn, Kolbe Windows & Doors, Per Mar Security Services, France Propane Service, Inc., and K & M Electric of Schofield, Inc.