Sunday, August 7, 2011
Page 26: The Corning Collection
Corning’s collection consists of 9 large metal boxes each the size of a filing cabinet drawer.
The first one I opened was labeled, “Lawrence Saint - Formula and Ingredients”. It contained envelopes and small bottles of chemicals. Theoretically, one could recreate Saint’s colors from these materials. Most glass makers’ recipes were closely guarded secrets, but Saint wanted his formulas to be preserved in the event that his windows needed to be restored in the future.