The Foundations Series is designed to help beginning students learn basic glassworking techniques.
William Gudenrath, the resident adviser at The Studio of The Corning Museum of Glass, offers a step-by-step approach to begin glassblowing at the furnace. Gudenrath starts with simple exercises and then teaches students the basics of creating a tumbler, and a tall and a low vessel.
Gudenrath is a glassblower, scholar, lecturer, and teacher. An authority on historical hot glassworking techniques from ancient Egypt through the Renaissance, he has presented many lectures and demonstrations.