Anyone who has visited the Corning Museum of Glass knows how entertaining the flameworking demonstrations can be. That skill will soon be the topic of a new Netflix series that the team in Corning helped create.
The series is called "Blown Away," and it will hit the streaming service this summer.
"They had ten contestants to start with, and it got widdled down to one final winner," explained Corning Flameworker Eric Goldschmidt. "Our team, six of our glassblowers from the museum, actually participated in the final episode. They assisted the last two contestants, and helped them with their final challenge for the show."
The prize pack for the winner also includes a residency in Corning, where museum-goers will be able to see him or her perform demonstrations.
"We're even going to set up a little exhibit of some of the works that have been made on the show. They'll be on display in our hot glass amphitheater back at the museum. So it's a very exciting time. With the Netflix distribution, it's an opportunity for us to touch millions of folks with glass, so we're really excited for that opportunity."
For all a full list of upcoming events, exhibitions, and celebrations at the Corning Museum of Glass, visit www.cmog.org.