Skip to main content

Seth Randal Studio Records

 Collection — Box: 01
Identifier: MS-0214

Scope and Contents

The Seth Randal Studio Records consist almost exclusively of firing logs documenting the raw materials and firing times and temperatures used in creating kiln-cast and pate de verre objects. Of particular interest are Randal's color formulas used to achieve his signature reds and purples. In many cases, Randal made notes about the results of the process for future reference. The collection also includes a folder of miscellaneous glass technique information.

The firing logs are arranged chronolically. There may be some duplication among the typed and hand-written firing logs. The miscellaneous glass documentation is filed behind the firing logs.


  • 1989-2014


Language of Materials

Materials are in English.

Conditions Governing Access

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

Seth Randal is a sculptor and painter who graduated from the Parsons School of Design with a double major in Fine Arts and Lighting Design and Engineering. As a sculptor, Randal worked in the medium of glass, mastering kiln-casting and pate de verre. In 2006 he transitioned into painting, but continued to make glass objects for a time. He closed his glass studio in 2014.

Seth Randal Studio refers to the creative and productive facilities maintained by Seth Randal.

Source: (accessed March 8, 2019)


0.5 Linear Feet (1 Hollinger box)

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Some materials in this collection have suffered water damage. Researchers should handle damaged records with care.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Received from Seth Randal in 2014.

Related Materials

The Corning Museum of Glass owns several objects created by Seth Randal:

Vessel and Stand (92.4.168)

Grand Double Helix Diatreta (2007.4.202)

Le serpent et serpent de l'eau (2012.4.162)

Processing Information

Processed by Colleen McFarland Rademaker in 2019.

Seth Randal Studio Records, 1989-2014
A Guide to the Collection
Colleen McFarland Rademaker
March 8, 2019
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Script of description
Language of description note

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