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George Thiewes Glass Recipes, Ephemera, and Digital Photographs

 Collection — Box: 01
Identifier: MS-0241

Scope and Contents

This small collection consists of about 100 color formulas and glass batch recipes ,a brochure with Thiewes's biography and photos of his work in glass, and digital photographs of Thiewes's glass art objects. The photographs are intended to provide references for the color formulas in the collection.


  • Circa 1965-2019


Language of Materials

Collection materials are in English.

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for public research. Researchers must make an appointment to view the collection.

Conditions Governing Use

The Copyright law of the United States (Title 17, United States Code) governs the making of photocopies or other reproductions of copyrighted material. Under certain conditions specified in the law, libraries and archives are authorized to furnish a photocopy or other reproduction. One of these specified conditions is that the reproduction is not to be "used for any purpose other than private study, scholarship, or research." If a user makes a request for, or later uses, a photocopy or reproduction for purposes in excess of "fair use," that user may be liable for copyright infringement. The user agrees to defend, indemnify, and hold harmless the Corning Museum of Glass and the Rakow Research Library against all claims, demands, costs and expenses incurred by copyright infringement or any other legal or regulatory cause of action arising from the use of Library materials.

Biographical / Historical

A native of Minnesota, George Thiewes attended a number of different colleges and universities in the Upper Midwest. He ultimately earned a BFA from Mankato State College and an MFA from the Art Institute of Chicago.

Thiewes was an active member of the American Studio Glass Movement. He began his work with glass in the 1960s and continued for more than 20 years before transitioning to painting and sculpture. Thiewes was awarded a Penland Grant by the National Endowment for the Humanities. He subsequently was Resident Glass Blower and Instructor at the Penland School of Crafts, Penland, North Carolina. He also taught glass and glass blowing at the School for American Craftsmen, Rochester Institute of Technology, and the Art Institute of Chicago.

Thiewes's glass works can be found in private and museum collections, including the Smithsonian Museum, the Toledo Museum of Art, the Art Institute of Chicago, and The Corning Museum of Glass.


0.2 Linear Feet (1 half Hollinger box)

741 Megabytes (124 JPG images)

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Received from George Thiewes in 2021.

Accession 2021.018

Processing Information

Processed by Sarah Tronkowski and Colleen McFarland Rademaker in 2021.

George Thiewes Glass Recipes, Ephemera, and Digital Photographs, Circa 1965-2019
A Guide to the Collection
Sarah Tronkowski and Colleen McFarland Rademaker
October 28, 2021
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Repository Details

Part of the The Rakow Research Library Manuscript Collection Repository

The Rakow Research Library
The Corning Museum of Glass
Five Museum Way
Corning NY 14830 USA