Design Stories and Hot Glass

Oct 25, 2022
Issue 3655

In this issue of the Gazelle Gazette we continue to share summaries and photos from this year’s Symposium.


Rob Cassetti came out of retirement from CMOG to share his 45 years of adventure in glass.  Rob’s education as an industrial designer and an internship at Steuben led to jobs at the Steuben Glass store on 5th Avenue in New York City designing the store windows, as a designer with Steuben Glass, and in various positions with CMOG.  Rob’s self-deprecating humor and story-telling skills were on display as he regaled anecdotes about his involvement in Museum expansions, the conceptualization of a hot glass demo show, and traveling glass labs.


Gaffer Chris Rochelle and his assistant Katie from the Hot Glass Team put on a stunning display of glass-making, creating a piece inspired by one of Frederick Carder’s own designs. The classical form footed bowl with three applied scrolled handles was developed in just about 40 minutes.  Spectators were amazed by the skill of the gaffer and the elaborate dance on the furnace floor that produced a beautiful piece of glass.  The finished vessel was donated to the CSGA and went home with the winning bidder at the Saturday evening banquet and silent auction.


It’s time to renew your membership in the Carder Steuben Glass Association for 2023.  Your club membership is important to enable us to keep the website active, bring the Gazelle Gazettes to your inbox, and support our organization’s mission to encourage the knowledge, appreciation, and love of Steuben glass.

You can help keep costs down by renewing your membership today!  The dues of $35 for one person, or $55 for a two-person household will keep you as active members through December 31, 2023.  It’s easy to renew online by visiting the CSGA website here.  You can pay dues either through PayPal or by mailing a check.  The detailed instructions are available on the website.

Thank you for your support!


We still have a few packs of the newest Carder Steuben Glass Association notecards available!  Each set contains two each of five different designs showing beautiful Carder era and modern Steuben glass.  The folded notecards are printed on high quality glossy card stock and come with envelopes.  These are great for thank you notes or just to brighten someone’s day.  The notecards are $20 for a pack of ten (plus $3 for shipping) with all proceeds going to support the CSGA.  Please reply to this Gazette (or email if you would like to purchase them and we’ll coordinate details to get the cards to you.

Symposium 2023
Carder Steuben Glass Association
7-9 September 2023
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