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Phoenix Award Committee



  • Existence: 1971-2017

The Phoenix Award Committee formed in 1971 when representatives of nineteen major suppliers to the glass industry met to form an association to recognize inidividuals for excellence in their contributions to the glass industry. Burt Gussow, then publisher of The Glass Industry magazine, led the formation of the committee. Committee members serve as individuals, not representatives of corporations, but must be employed by a company which is a supplier to the glass manufacturing industry.

Since 1971, awards have been made annually to living individuals with noteworthy work in glass science, production, or education. Each Phoenix Award winner receives a 14 ¾” tall, Steuben crystal phoenix bird, standing on a glass flame, and mounted on a wooden pedestal. The award is conferred at a formal dinner, accompanied by a press release and publicity in local and international media, as well as in glass industry publications.

A list of recipients of the Phoenix Award may be found on the Phoenix Award website:


Phoenix Award Committee. Retrieved from

“Phoenix Award Committee.” Phoenix Award Committee Records, 1989 – 2015. The Rakow Research Library, The Corning Museum of Glass, Corning, NY.

Found in 1 Collection or Record:

Phoenix Award Committee Records

Identifier: MS-0196
Scope and Contents These records, which document the honoring of outstanding individuals in the field of glass science, production, and education, are divided into two series:

Series 1: Administrative Records, 1971-2017

Series 2: Award Ceremony Records, 1971-2016