On Friday, October 4th, 11:00 am to 12:30 pm a TMA team, led by Alan Iwamura will be using historic glass presses originally used at the Libbey glass company. Special guests in the TMA Hotshop include Jennifer Halverson and student team members from Ball State University and Alli Hoag and student team members from Bowling Green University.
We are especially pleased to welcome Terry Hartman, former Senior Vice President, Global Engineering, Manufacturing Support, and R&D from Libbey Inc. who lead developments in machine technology among other endeavors during his 43-year tenure at the Libbey.
Diane Wright, curator of glass and decorative arts at the Toledo Museum of Art will introduce the session with a short history of the pressing glass in the 19th century and discuss how contemporary artists are reinventing the use of this technology in their work in the 21st century. The demonstration is free and open to the public.
Seating in the TMA Hotshop is limited and available on a first-come basis.