Steuben Glass

Steuben Glass, widely acclaimed as the finest quality crystal ever made, was made in Steuben's Corning, NY plant by a notable design staff and highly skilled union labor. Sadly, Steuben ended its 109 year history when production ceased in 2011.

I take great pride in my 25-year association with this famous and unique manufacturer. I have worked with most of the Steuben designers of the period, to help realize their designs through my modelmaking, sculpting. and master tooling work.  I created rubber master tooling for most of their "sagged" pieces. "Sagging" was Steuben's term for a process in which solid blocks of glass are melted into single-use, castable ceramic molds, to produce massive crystal pieces.

Additionally, I designed a number of pressed crystal pieces that were produced by Steuben. The stars and hearts were particularly successful products as "engraveable blanks" to be custom engraved with messages of recognition or affection. 

Below are pieces I designed- one small part of my work for Steuben. The model and mold making work is further described in the "commercial projects" category of the blog, Shop Talk- here and here.

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