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2019 Annual Symposium

2019 Carder Steuben Club Nineteenth Annual Symposium

September 19-21, 2019
Corning, New York

Co-hosted by The Corning Museum of Glass

All activities take place in The Corning Museum of Glass (CMOG) Auditorium unless otherwise noted.

Thursday, September 19

4:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. Welcome Reception – Carder Gallery

Say hello to old friends and meet some new friends – all surrounded by Mr. Carder’s masterpieces. Knowledgeable persons will be available to answer questions.

Cash bar and light snacks.

Dinner on your own

Friday, September 20

8:15 a.m. Registration and Fellowship


8:45 a.m. Welcome and Opening Remarks

Bonnie Salzman, Club PresidentWelcome from CMOG

9:15-10:15 a.m.

“Unexpected Color: A Journey Through Glass”

A presentation of the Thomas N. Armstrong III collection currently on display at the Newark Museum. This exhibition of over 130 examples of Carder’s colorful glass examines his glassmaking experimentation and reveals Armstrong’s use of glass in dialogue with art and furnishings in his homes.

Amy Simon Hopwood
Associate Curator of Decorative Arts
Newark Museum, Newark NJ

Coffee Break

10:30-11:30 a.m.

“Today’s Steuben and the Current Status of the Crystal Industry”

This presentation will provide an update on the Steuben brand and its relationship with CMOG. An overview of the crystal industry and the challenges and opportunities in today’s consumer market will be discussed.

Steve Bender
Steuben Business Manager, CMOG
Corning, NY

Annual Business Meeting (members only) followed by Lunch

1:30-2:30 p.m.

“Rakow Library Quiz Show”

It’s back! This fun and entertaining event is designed to help test your knowledge of Carder Steuben glass, and maybe some competitors too. Be prepared to learn a thing or two as well!

Rakow Research Library Staff

3:00-4:30 p.m.

“Carder Steuben Decorations”

Studio Hot Shop

This will be a live studio demonstration of how different types of decorations used in Carder pieces were created. Several techniques will be explained and shown on a hot glass piece.

Christa Westbrook
Studio Coordinator, CMOG

5:00-7:00 p.m.

Auction Preview

7:00 p.m.


The Upstate Auction Company will be conducting a live public auction of glass, with a focus on glass produced during the Carder era and some Steuben crystal, as well as glass produced by any Corning NY company during the time period between approximately 1875 – 1955 and other related items.

Food will be available for sale at the auction or dinner on your own

Saturday, September 21

8:30 a.m. Registration and Fellowship


9:00-10:00 a.m.

“Commerce, Carder Style: Promotion and Publicity”

This presentation expands the documentation of the marketing of Carder Steuben glass. Glass trade journals and home furnishing periodicals provide insight into what Steuben was selling and highlighting from 1903 – 1932.

Gail Bardhan, retired librarian, Rakow Library
Corning NY

Coffee Break

10:15-11:15 a.m.

“Fry Art Glass”

The focus of this presentation will be several lines of H.C. Fry Glass Company art glass and the company’s types of reeding, threading and optics used to enhance their glass.

Clif Dietz, past President, H.C. Fry Glass Society
Beaver OH

11:15-12:15 p.m.

“Mastering Modernity: The interwoven Legacies of Walter Dorwin Teague and Sidney Waugh at Steuben Glass “

Industrial designer Walter Dorwin Teague and fine arts sculptor Sidney Waugh played pivotal roles in Steuben’s dramatic transition to a modern design ethos in the 1930s. Juxtaposing the individual contributions Teague and Waugh made to the early modern era at the company opens new pathways for understanding how Steuben navigated the business and artistic complexities it faced.

Cynthia Williams, Professor, Project Director
Rensselaer NY


1:30-2:30 p.m.

“Member’s Spotlight – A Modest Collection”

A long-time member of our club, Kathie and her late husband Bill began seriously collecting Carder Steuben about 20 years ago. She will share with you pieces from her collection – from lamps to demitasse cups.

Kathie Constable
Troy VA


2:45-3:45 p.m.

“ID Clinic”

Do you have a piece of glass that you are not sure whether it is Carder Steuben? Or maybe you just have questions about a piece? Bring it to the ID Clinic to have it evaluated by experienced Carder Steuben collectors. This will be an interactive discussion and learning opportunity.

6:00 p.m.

Carder Steuben Club Banquet

Riverfront CafĂ© – Corning Inc. Headquarters

Cash bar. Dinner at 7:00 p.m.

Semi-formal attire

Club fundraising raffle of donated items at approx. 8:00 p.m.

Note: Raffle tickets will be on sale during this event. Only checks or cash will be accepted. NO credit cards.

The recording of presentations and flash photography is prohibited.

Photographs from a speaker’s presentation may not be used without the speaker’s permission.

Attendance at Symposium sessions including the Saturday banquet and auction is limited to Symposium and dinner registrants and invited guests of the Club.

Attendance at the Annual Business Meeting is limited to members in good standing of the Club.

Attendance at the auction on Friday evening is open to the public.

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