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Published on Mar 21, 2012
This clip is from an interview with Max Erlacher, former master engraver for Steuben, interviewed May 2010.
Max Erlacher was born in Innsbruck, Austria. As a young man he attended a glass technical school to learn the craft of glass engraving. Upon the completion of training, he worked in Vienna where he became a master engraver in just 5 years. In 1957, he accepted a job with Steuben Glass in Corning, NY, as a master engraver. He worked in this capactity for 20 years and upon leaving, operated his own business on Market Street for 28 years. He returned to Steuben for an additional 3 years before Corning Incorporated sold the Steuben factory to a German firm where he continued for a short time. Max Erlacher is curently self-employed, working on private commissions.