A TV series that features the art of glass blowing and the Corning Museum of Glass (CMoG) has been renewed for a second season.
The second season of Blown Away lands on Netflix on Friday (January 22). It will work like the first and feature 10 contestants from all around the world who compete in glassmaking competitions.
The winner will get a residency at CMoG in Elmira, USA, where they will participate in glass blowing demonstrations.
Rob Cassetti, who spent more than 20 years shaping the Hot Glass Programs at the museum, served as a guest judge in the second season.
“What was so interesting about this was the two finalists took such different paths and part of the challenge – and I don't think this is giving anything away – is that there's a high emphasis in “Blown Away” to have it be reflective of the artists themselves,” said Cassetti.
“This can't just be a pretty thing; it has to be something that really speaks inside of them.”
Cassetti says for the first nine episodes, each of the contestants has an assistant from Sheridan College in Canada. For the final episode, a team of glassblowers from CMoG come and work as assistants with the finalists to help make their final pieces.
Blown Away will be available to stream on Netflix on January 22. CMoG will also have a companion exhibit of 10 pieces made during season two – one from each contestant that was made during the season.
All 10 episodes of the first series are available to stream now.