GlassFest oral history interview with Max Erlacher 2010 May by
Call Number: Open Stacks, Videos and Audio Recordings GlassFest oral history 2010: Max Erlacher
Publication Date: 2010
Roland "Max" Erlacher, is a master glass engraver and Fellow of The Corning Museum of Glass. He was born in Innsbruck, Austria, and as a young man attended a glass technical school to learn the craft of glass engraving. Upon the completion of training, he worked in Vienna where he became a master engraver in just 5 years. In 1957, Max Erlacher accepted a job with Steuben Glass in Corning, NY, as a master engraver. He worked in this capactity for 20 years and upon leaving, operated his own business on Market Street for 28 years. He returned to Steuben for an additional 3 years before Corning Incorporated sold the Steuben factory to a German firm where he continued for a short time. Max Erlacher is curently self-employed, working on private commissions.