CORNING, N.Y. (WENY) -- The Corning Museum of Glass continued their partnership with Netflix’s ‘Blown Away,’ a glassblowing competition series, in the fourth season. The Senior Manager of Hot Glass Programs at the museum, Eric Meek, had a chance to assist contestants on the hot shop stage in the season’s ninth episode. 

“We’ve always had our team featured on ‘Blown Away’ for the last three seasons,” he said. “For the fourth season, to have our mobile hot shop on there for the world to see is really an amazing opportunity.” 

Meek said the hot shop traveled all the way up to Hamilton, Ontario, to be on set during filming of the show. 

“For over 20 years now, the Corning Museum of Glass had had a glass studio on wheels...we have traveled all over the country, and we really take what you see here at the museum, on the road,” he said. “To have that mobile hot shop on the show...and to raise the awareness...I just can’t imagine the places we’ll go now.” 

Because CMOG has been involved with ‘Blown Away’ before it ever truly began, Meek said the awareness surrounding glassblowing has only grown, especially in the Crystal City. 

“One of the great things about the museum, here, is it’s the only place in the world where you can actually see objects that were made on the show and that really has brought people here from around the world.,” he said. “We love that awareness.”  

In the ‘Blown Away’ exhibition on the museum’s second floor, people can get up close and personal with the pieces. Meek also said a special event is in store at the museum for ‘Blown Away’ fans.  

“We’re bringing the winner here over Spring Break so you can see them working here, at the museum, April 22nd through the 27th.” 

The winning installation will be on display on April 20th, as well.