Glass Studio

About the Glass Program
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The Appalachian Center for Craft’s glass program offers an exceptional opportunity for BFA degree

Lyla Nelson, BFA Glass Major & 2010 National NICHE Award Finalist

and Craft Certificate-seeking students to work and learn in a professionally equipped studio. The program provides a thorough technical foundation supported by a broad background in the history of glass and its changing relationship to art.

Our hands-on program is perfect for students interested in learning the technical skills of glass blowing and developing a sense of design.

Whether you are a person who has never touched glass before or someone who wants to refine your skills or continue to develop your glass portfolio, the glass program at the Appalachian Center for Craft can help you achieve your objectives.

Small class size allows for in-depth, personal attention to each student. This individualized approach assists students in successfully reaching their goals. Students are exposed to all the elements required for operating and maintaining their own hot glass studio.

Through continual experimentation, slide presentations, and access to visiting artists, students develop a personal aesthetic and exposure to a variety of career opportunities in glass.

Aldali Tower by Thoryn Ziemba, 2009 NCHE National Award Winner for Sculptural Glass (student)

Expansive program options allow the experienced glass student to develop and prepare a body of work suitable for graduate school portfolios and applications. The depth of this program creates the skills necessary for transitioning from a school to a professional environment.

"The program begins by teaching a solid foundation in glass, then students learn to speak through their hands with the objects they create." - Curtiss Brock

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