Live Glassblowing in the Gaffer District

Nothing is more central to the character of downtown Corning than the art of glassmaking. Even our name is a nod to the master glassblowers, gaffers, who pushed the boundaries of glassmaking and contributed to the innovation Corning, New York, is known for. Watch as expert gaffers from around the world create awe-inspiring glass art right in front of your very eyes. Feeling inspired to try glassmaking yourself? Make sure to plan a visit to the Corning Museum of Glass' Make your Own Studio. 

So, whether you're inspired to try it yourself or just want to see the masters at work, you’re in the right place!

  • 1 Museum Way
  • (607) 937-5371

From children looking for an adventure to artists looking for inspiration, there’s something for everyone at The Corning Museum of Glass. Explore 3,500 years of glassmaking history in the world’s largest collection of glass, featuring 45,000 pieces of…

  • 77 W. Market St.
  • (607) 936-8707

Founded in 1979 in Corning's historic Market Street district, Vitrix Hot Glass Studio is regarded among America's prominent contemporary glass studios. Glass Artist Thomas P. Kelly, owner of Vitrix; along with Robert Kelly, business manager; glassmakers…