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Events at the Shops


Imagination to Creation: Oiva's Birds

3PM-5PM September 28: Glassblowing Demonstration

Finnish glassmaking comes to Corning! The Corning Museum of Glass is excited to host guest glassmakers Helena Welling and Juha Saarikko. Both gaffers are visiting from the Iittala factory in Finland for a celebration of renowned designer Oiva Toikka’s glass birds. Don't miss glassblowing demos by Finish glassmakers, a live bird display, and bird life history hosted by Tanglewood Nature Center and Museum.

Since the first birds entered production in 1972, Birds by Toikka has become an international institution, offering collectors and enthusiasts hundreds of stunning objects to acquire. When asked about his fascination with birds, Oiva Toikka always answers that the birds' fluid form is ideally suited to representation in glass.

Join us for the unique opportunity to watch as gaffers Helena Welling and Juha Saarikko produce Oiva Toikka’s famed bird designs in the Amphitheater Hot Shop. This demonstration is included in the cost of admission. The gaffers will blow glass September 28 through 30 from 10AM-12PM and 1PM-4PM.

Can't make it?
Helena Welling’s and Juha Saarikko’s guest artist demonstration will be live streamed online at cmog.org on September 28 from 3PM-5PM. The glass makers will be producing bird designs by internationally recognized designer Oiva Toika.


Luke Adams Visit

SATURDAY 10AM-12PM + 1PM-4PM: Meet the Artist
SUNDAY 10AM-12PM + 1PM-2PM: Meet the Artist

Luke Adams will make a personal appearance at The Shops on Saturday and Sunday. He will be in the courtyard outside of The Shops with a variety of his handmade glass pumpkins.


World Kitchen Visit

World Kitchen representatives will be in the courtyard outside of The Shops to promote and sell the Pyrex Love Campaign as well as Watercolor Pyrex.


Penrose Designs Visit

SATURDAY: 10AM-12PM + 1PM-4PM: Meet the Artist
SUNDAY: 10AM-12PM + 1PM-2PM: Meet the Artist

Ricky Bernstein of Penrose Designs will make a personal appearance at The Shops. He will be at the jewelry kiosk with a selection of his handmade glass jewelry.


Christine Adams Visit

10AM-12PM + 1PM-4PM: Bracelet Personalizations

Christine Adams will be on site to customize bracelets made with flameworked glass beads and special Wine Glass Marathon charms. She will be at the front of The Shops near the courtyard entrance.


Glass Farmer's Market

Jump into fall and shop the Glass Farmers Market. For 10 days, enjoy a full fall display where you can choose from thousands of glass pumpkins, apples, acorns, and more. You’ll find the best in handmade glass, ready and waiting to be picked and perfect to adorn your fall table. Enjoy 20% off both weekends only in store.


Anchor Bend Tree Signing Event

Join us on Thursday, November 16 as The Shops hosts the Anchor Bend glass team for a signing event. The Anchor Bend team will be on site to personalize Anchor Bend Christmas trees. The Shops will have an exclusive red tree for 2017 as well.


After Thanksgiving Sale

Visit the Museum Shops for the best holiday deals in town! You’ll find great discounts (up to 90% Off!) on holiday items and gifts, from glittering ornaments and jewelry to home decorations and handmade glass items from around the world. The doors open on Friday, November 25 at 7AM for your shopping convenience, and great deals continue throughout the weekend.

In Store Sale Hours:
Friday, November 24: 7AM–5:30PM
Saturday, November 25: 9AM–5:30PM
Sunday, November 26: 9AM–5:30PM

Museum admission is not required to shop at the Museum Shops.


Members Only Holiday Shopping

Members, show your membership card and save 25% on non-sale items in the Museum Shops and online.

Have the most fun you’ve ever had holiday shopping and take advantage of this great opportunity to get something one-of-a-kind and just right for everyone on your list. Enjoy an extra 10% off (for a total Member's discount of 25%!) all of your purchases at the Museum Shops by showing your membership card.

Also, consider a gift that gives all year long: the gift of a membership to The Corning Museum of Glass.


Holiday Open House Sale

Make Holiday Open House Weekend extra special by picking out the perfect gifts for your friends and family in the Museum Shops. Take 20% off in-store only on local and artisan glass, jewelry, home decorations, and more items from around the world.