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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 Alan Shovers.

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Carder Steuben Shade - 2950

Symposium Attendees - Please Complete Evaluations

Posting Number 3287   Date: 10/07/19     Return to Posting List

If you attended the Symposium last month, please take a few minutes to complete the evaluation form that was in your folder.

ΓΏ This information helps the Board determine the programs, events and meals for the Symposium.

We need feedback on the auction and raffle, which were new events.

Even if you have attended for many years, please consider completing the evaluation form.

If you need a new form, please email

Thank you!! Bonnie Salzman

Steuben and the Current Status of the Crystal Industry

by Steve Bender

Steve Bender, Steuben Business Manager, gave us an interesting and informative update of Steuben from 2000 onward with a mention of the Schottenstein experiment to the repatriation of the brand by Corning. Steuben has many loyal customers; an increasing segment is for sports awards.

Due to concerns surrounding the use of lead in glass manufacture, contemporary production uses crystalline, a lead-free glass that is visually equivalent to lead crystal. Mr. Bender explained how Steuben glass is positioned market-share wise within the tabletop segment of the home goods industry.

summaries of the Symposium by Mitch Bush. Photography by Jack Hartwein-Sanchez

Click to view image one: Salzman1.jpeg
Click to view image two: Bender.jpeg

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