Symposium 2022, Architectural Glass, and More

Jul 14, 2022
Issue 3640


After three years of not being able to meet in person, the Carder Steuben Glass Association is excited that we will be gathering in Corning, New York for the 21st Annual Carder Steuben Symposium.  The event will be held from September 8-10, 2022 and is co-hosted by The Corning Museum of Glass.

The schedule of events, program details, and information on hotel accommodations can all be found on the CSGA website here.  The registration link is now live and you can submit your registration details by clicking here.

Anyone wishing to attend the Symposium is encouraged to register and make hotel reservations online soon.  Room blocks with preferred rates are reserved at two nearby hotels but expire in early August, and registration for the Symposium is due by September 1.  Make your plans to attend TODAY!  We look forward to seeing you.


The Legacy of Frederick Carder’s Architectural Glass in NYC Skyscrapers

Presentation by Joe Schill, Archivist, Rakow Research Library

During the late 1920s and early 1930s, Frederick Carder’s Steuben Division produced architectural glass for a variety of buildings—usually skyscrapers—for both interior and exterior applications. Architectural glass was used both for its beauty as well as for its functionality. The Frederick Carder Papers at the Rakow Research Library includes correspondence, contracts and costs, design drawings, marketing materials, and catalogs related to Steuben architectural glass. Joe will share the substantial amount of information on the glass at Rockefeller Plaza in New York City that seems to have gone unrecognized by history nearly a century later. This presentation will attempt to remedy that deficiency and shed light on the role that Carder and Steuben played in creating this large-scale work of public art.

Joe Schill is an archivist at the Rakow Research Library, where he began working in June 2019. Much of his job revolves around processing archival collections, creating finding aids, and managing the Museum’s web archiving program. Prior to becoming an archivist, Joe taught high school social studies for ten years. From 2011-2018, he renovated old houses while raising two children with his wife in Ithaca, New York. Joe is a strong believer in lifelong learning, having earned three master’s degrees over the last three decades, including an MSILS from the University at Buffalo (SUNY) in 2019.

Welcome Reception at the Erlacher Steuben Glass Shop

What a way to kick off this year’s Symposium! Enjoy cocktails and hors d’oeuvres as you say hello to old friends and meet some new friends – all surrounded by beautiful Steuben glass.  Meet Master Engraver Max Erlacher and see his beautifully engraved pieces.  You may find a piece that you need to take home!  Hosted by Kitty and Max Erlacher.

Silent Auction Saturday Night Symposium Dinner

We are looking for donations for the Saturday evening Banquet Dinner auction. All proceeds will benefit the CSGA and support our mission. Donated items may be glass, books, gift cards, event tickets, or other items `in which attendees may be interested. The Silent Auction Chair is Bill Mehlenbacher (  Please contact Bill by September 1 if you wish to donate. The Carder Steuben Glass Association is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization, and you will receive a tax receipt for your donation.


September 8-10, 2022  The Annual Carder Steuben Glass Association Symposium will be held at the Corning Museum of Glass in Corning, New York.


  • Brunk Auctions – July 14-16, 2022 Featuring Steuben perfume bottles from Joe & Janice Boyd’s collection. 
  • Taylor & Harris – July 17, 2022 Offering several Carder Steuben bowls, vases, and colognes.
  • Schmidt’s Antiques – July 23, 2022 Contains both modern Steuben and Carder era examples.
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