Since 1903, Steuben Glass has been made by
hand at our Corning, New York factory. Our unique
glass is made from an outstanding optical formula.
Steuben's state-of-the-art melting ensures glass
that is exceptionally pure and free of even the
tiniest visual imperfections. Our skilled artisans
work in teams around reheating ovens called glory
holes, directed by a master "gaffer." Each gather
of molten glass is carried from tank to glory hole,
where it is formed "at the fire" with blowpipes,
pontil rods, shears, calipers, and other tools little
changed over centuries. Finished pieces are slowly
cooled in annealing ovens, then cut, polished, and
engraved by hand. Each example is minutely inspected
before it is signed with a diamond-tipped pen.
Imperfect items are destroyed.