Researching Pyrex Online

If you caught my YouTube Video from Friday, you’ll see the nifty covered Pyrex casserole I got at an estate sale.

I can’t say that I know very much about Pyrex, except that some of it is HIGHLY collectible!  In a recent issue of Country Living Magazine, I learned about one rare Pyrex dish that sold for over $4000!!!!

I’d like to share a fantastic resource for you to use if you, too, are researching your treasured Pyrex pieces.

The Pyrex Potluck site is administered by The Corning Museum of Glass. It is the best and most comprehensive source for pattern information manufactured by Pyrex.  And if should be!  Corning made Pyrex!  I’ve been to the Corning Museum of Glass while we were on vacation a few years back.  It is well worth an afternoon if you are in the neighbourhood of Corning, NY.  It’s south of the Finger Lakes District in New York State.

The really cool thing about this site is, you can filter your search by colour, image, theme.  For example, in looking for the pattern name for my bright dish – I poked “sunflower” into the search box, and it found my pattern – even though it’s a DAISY, not a SUNFLOWER!

And you get great information – dates of manufacture, who the designer is, a comprehensive list of the pieces that were made in a particular pattern, several images, and sometimes images of advertising.  I am so glad I stumbled upon this truly helpful website, and I’m particularly glad that all of the information is accurate!