webinar register page

Webinar banner
2021 Carder Steuben Club
20th Annual Symposium
A Virtual Presentation
Co-hosted by The Corning Museum of Glass

Friday September 10, 2021
9:00 am Welcome and opening remarks,
9:15 – 10:15 am Tom Felt
The Museum of American Glass in West Virginia,
11:00 am - Noon Joe Schill
Processing the Frederick Carder Papers: Thoughts and Reflections,
1:30 pm - Annual business meeting,
2:00 – 3:00 pm Dr. Christopher “Kit” Maxwell
In Sparkling Company: Glass and the Costs of Social Life in Britain during the 1700s’,
3:00 – 4:00 pm - open chat room

Saturday September 11, 2021
9:00 – 10:00 am Sue Maynard
Clarice Cliff Ceramics,
10:30 – 11:30 am Dr. Gregory Merkel
Something Old, Something Blue: A Survey of Frederick Carder's Blue Glassware,
1:30 -2:30 pm Cheryl & Chris Dartt
Just a Shade Obsessed,
4:00 – 5:00 pm Cocktail hour and toast to Frederick Carder

For more detailed session information please visit our website.
Sep 10, 2021 09:00 AM
Sep 11, 2021 09:00 AM
Time shows in
CMoG Block Logo
* Required information
Registration fee $65.00USD
Pay and Register Secured by


Tom Felt
Volunteers as the Director @Museum of American Glass in West Virginia
He is retired from the Library of Congress. He has written numerous books and other publications, including The Glass Candlestick Book, volumes 1-3, co-authored with Rich and Elaine Stoer, Modern Steuben: Catalog of the Martin Massman Collection of Steuben Glass, and many others.
Joe Schill
Archivist Rakow Library @Corning Museum of Glass
Began working at the Rakow Research Library in the summer of 2015 as an intern in Archives and Special Collections. After completing a master’s degree in information and library science at SUNY Buffalo in 2019, he returned as a full-time archivist in 2020. Before entering the world of libraries and archives, Joe taught high school social studies for ten years. In addition to an MSILS, he earned an MA in history from George Mason University and an MAT in social studies education from SUNY Binghamton.
Dr. Christopher "Kit" Maxwell
Curator of Early Modern Glass @Corning Museum of Glass
He is contributing editor of In Sparkling Company: Reflections on Glass in the 18th-Century British World and curator of the exhibit. Kit holds a BA in History of Art from the University of Cambridge in 2001, an MA in Decorative Arts and Historic Interiors at the University of London in 2005, and a PhD from the University of Glasgow in 2014. Between 2005 and 2010, Kit was Assistant Curator in the Ceramics and Glass Section at the V&A Museum working on the reinstallation of the ceramics galleries. Kit is currently co-authoring a new publication on Corning’s collection of Asian glass, completing an M.Phil with the University of Glasgow on Nazi-era provenance research, and commencing a new research degree with the University of Warwick in the field of Caribbean Studies.
Sue Maynard
Member @Carder Steuben Club
Her education and early career focused on the field of history. In the 1980s she and husband Steve began collecting glass and pottery while working in IT. Weekend trips from the Cleveland area to Corning allowed them to become acquainted with Mr. Rockwell and his fantastic array of Carder Steuben in the department store. He guided us in buying pieces that we would be happy to live with. Those remain in our collection today. In the early 1990s their interest turned toward ceramics. By chance, they saw some of the boldly decorated pieces designed by the British innovator Clarice Cliff during the 1920’s and 1930’s. As members of the Clarice Cliff Club based in England they attended the group’s convention in Stoke-on-Trent where Cliff worked and were able to meet some of the retired paintresses who had decorated pottery they owned. Sue has continued to learn about her life and work since then.
Dr. Greg Merkel
Research Fellow @Corning Incorporated
Has worked for 40 years in the field of technical ceramics. He is also a Fellow of the Corning Museum of Glass and a member of the museum’s Ennion Society. Greg has been collecting Carder Steuben for almost 30 years, originally specializing in iridescent glass and subsequently branching out into Carder’s other colored glassware as well. For the past 15 years, Greg has been researching the chemistry of Carder Steuben glass based on his cataloguing of recipes in Carder’s laboratory notebooks and an analysis of over 600 Steuben objects using x-ray fluorescence spectroscopy.
Cheryl and Chris Dartt
Met in graduate school at Caltech where both completed their doctorates in Chemical Engineering. However, neither ended up working in this field. Chris is a high school chemistry teacher and Cheryl works in internet technology, though both are recently retired. The Dartts first became interested in Steuben glass on a trip to New York City in 1996 when they were just dating. A serendipitous visit to Gump’s department store in San Francisco led them to their first piece of “antique Steuben” and the rest is history -- they have now been collecting Steuben for nearly 25 years. They currently reside in Eugene, Oregon.