Watch as the Hot Glass Demo Team and Assistant Curator Linnea Seidling explore many ways in which beads can be made, and how they were used in trade and commerce in the 1800s. Alongside Seidling’s curatorial perspective, the glassmakers will be working glass at the furnace, on the flameworking torch, and coldworking to create a variety of bead designs.
Watch as Hot Glass Demo Team gaffer Helen Tegeler and Curatorial Assistant Linnea Seidling explore the topic of adornments worn and enjoyed by fashionable members of society in 18th-century Britain.
Watch as Hot Glass Programs Supervisor Jeff Mack and Curatorial Assistant Linnea Seidling explore twisted cane stems and ribbon themes. Alongside Seidling’s curatorial perspective to the presentation, Mack shares his glassmaking expertise in creating complex, twisted cane variations for stemware of the 1700s—with a contemporary flair.
Watch as Senior Manager of Hot Glass Programs Eric Meek makes glass that celebrates cool treats such as ice cream and syllabub, a dessert popular with 18th-century Britain's high society. Curatorial Assistant Linnea Seidling will provide historical insight into these glass objects during the demo, bringing life to how these desserts were enjoyed at the time.