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Gazelle Gazette

The "Gazelle Gazette" is a Carder Steuben Club Newsletter that is initially delivered as an email and is maintained by Alan Shovers. This section provides an archive of the Gazelle Gazette Newsletter postings. If you would like to submit a Newsletter posting or have your email address added to Alan's address list, please email it to .

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The Story of a Leap of Faith

Posting Number 3027   Date: 08/29/18     Return to Posting List

David Dowler took a leap-of-faith and moved to Corning NY in 1972. He spent the next 35 years at Steuben as an artist-designer. His portfolio includes unique sculpture and over 200 production designs, many of which are widely recognized.

David will provide Symposium attendees with a first-hand account of the Steuben Design Department during his tenure and share his understanding and insights about these important decades in modern Steuben history, long after Frederick Carder.

David is a resident of Corning NY and lives in Frederick Carders home. He maintains a metal sculpture studio in Corning.

Dont miss this interesting and thoughtful presentation. Register for the Symposium at

150th Year Celebration

Rakow Library Presents Corning Street Names

In April 2003, many of Corning's streets and alleys were renamed after glass terms, including types of glass developed by Frederick Carder. The project was initiated as part of the county-wide address updates for the new 911 system. Explore the meanings of each street name below.

Engraved Lane

ÿ The process of cutting into the surface of an annealed glass object either by holding it against a rotating copper wheel fed with an abrasive or by scratching it, usually with a diamond.

Florentia Lane

ÿ Florentia is a decorative technique introduced by Frederick Carder in the 1920s

Intarsia Lane

From Italian intarsio, marquetry. Intarsia is a type of glass developed by Frederick Carder () about 1920. A design of colored glass was applied to a parison of a different color, then flashed with a second parison of the same color as the first.

Heliotrope Lane

ÿ Heliotrope is a type of purple glass used by Frederick Carder.

Marbelite Lane

Marbelite glass was developed by Frederick Carder for lighting globes. Digitized formula can be found at the Rakow Library

Moss Agate Lane

Moss Agate is a variety of Art Glass developed by John Northwood () and Frederick Carder (1863- 1963) in England in the late 1880s. It was made by casing a parison of soda-lime glass with colorless lead glass, then covering it with powdered glass of several colors, and casing it again with lead glass. The object was shaped and reheated, after which cold water was injected into it, causing the soda-lime glass to develop a network of fine cracks.

Tyrian Lane

Tyrian is one of the rarest decorations created by Frederick Carder. It is an opaque glass that shades from green to bluish purple. The shading was developed by having the gaffer reheat the piece several times in the glory hole. The longer this heating continued, the deeper the purplish color became

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