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Abell Combustion, Inc.

ADDRESS

PO Box 198

Kimberton, PA 19442

PHONE

610 827 9137

Abell Combustion, Inc. is a National Engineering Firm outstanding in creative application of heating techniques to all forms of Process Heating. We have been in business since 1971. The breadth of our involvement in the transformation of glass in the manufacturing process ranges from the large Industries to Universities, Institutions, and the Glass Artisans themselves. For the Glass Artisans, we offer a wide range of Burners, Controls, and Safety Systems to fit ones’ needs and financial resources. All Systems are engineered to the latest rules and regulations applying to the Combustion Field for ease of operation while utilizing State of the Art Equipment and Technologies, to save energy, capital, and to increase production. Contact us for any assistance on your Combustion needs.

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Appalachian Center for Craft

ADDRESS

1560 Craft Center Drive

Smithville, TN 37166

PHONE

(931) 372-3101

A campus of Tennessee Tech University, the Appalachian Center for Craft promotes excellence in American craft by teaching tradition and innovation in technique, concept, and design, providing access to the highest quality craft education, professional artists, and career opportunities.

Students work and learn in professionally-equipped studios and are provided with a thorough technical foundation in glass-making techniques and processes. Small class size allows for in-depth, individualized attention. With access to visiting artists and rigorous investigations into process, students develop a personal aesthetic and exposure to a variety of career opportunities in glass.

  • 4 year BFA degrees
  • 2 Year Craft Certificates
  • Workshops with nationally recognized instructors
  • Concentrations in Glass, Clay, Fibers, Metals, and Wood


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Chrysler Museum Glass Studio

ADDRESS

745 Duke Street

Norfolk, VA 23510

PHONE

757.333.6299

The Chrysler Museum’s Perry Glass Studio offers an immersive and innovative approach to experiencing the exciting properties of glass. Located adjacent to the Chrysler Museum of Art, the state-of-the-art facility brings the Museum’s renowned glass collection to life through free public demonstrations and classes for novice and master artists alike. Monthly evening performances at the Studio on Third Thursdays are a hallmark of the Chrysler and have drawn both popular and professional acclaim. The Studio regularly collaborates with other educational organizations and artists working in glass and new media through its robust annual Visiting Artist Series, Guest Instructor courses, special artist lectures, and Studio Assistantship programs. For more information, visit Chrysler.org.

The Chrysler Museum Glass Studio is open Tuesday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Sunday, noon to 5 p.m. Free demos daily at noon. Admission is free.

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Digitry Company, Inc.

ADDRESS

449 Forest Avenue Suite 9

Portland, ME 04101

PHONE

(207) 774-0300

Digitry programmable temperature controllers—used by glass artists around the world. GB5: simultaneous control of five independent annealers, power sharing, extra program storage, enhanced zone control. GB1: ten stored profiles for a single annealer, PC connection and graphing, PID control, gas furnace control. Mercury displacement contactors, and high quality thermocouple probes in stock. Upgrade any kiln or furnace with one of our latest Vanessa cost-effective all-in-one control systems. Visit our website or call for information.

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Hang Your Glass

ADDRESS

5355 Redwood Retreat Rd.

Gilroy, CA 95020

PHONE

650-353-4642

Hang Your Glass has been designing and fabricating elegant & secure hardware for art glass since 2004.

Today, Hang Your Glass is still a small family-sized company. Our hardware is designed specifically for glass art which permanently attach to our stand-offs with either Hang Your Glass adhesive or HXTAL. The edge grips are also designed around the most common thicknesses of glass.

We remain committed to providing freedom to artists, interior designers, and other creatives to fully utilize 3D space to hang objects of any shape at any angle. Whether it’s cast, hot or kilnformed glass, wall placement opens up the full palette of light and shadow for display.

Hang Your Glass is a company founded and run by artists. We love artists and we work everyday to make sure you love our products.

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Olympic Color Rods, Inc.

ADDRESS

1050 W Nickerson St

Seattle, WA 98119

United States

PHONE

800.445.7742

At Olympic Color Rods, we pride ourselves on superior customer service, quality merchandise and low prices. We specialize in the largest inventory in North American of Reichenbach colors for all your glass blowing, casting, and lampworking needs. We also offer a wide range of handcrafted tools and glass working accessories including Blockhead, Jim Moore Tools and Spiral Arts. Other items we carry include heat protective clothing, Exact torches, precious metal leaf and foils, and dichroic glass. OCR also supplies Cristalica Studio Glass from regional locations across America.

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Pilchuck Glass School

ADDRESS

1201 316th Street NW

Stanwood, WA 98292

PHONE

(360) 445-3111

Pilchuck Glass School is an educational leader that supports the material of glass. Talented artists come from all over the world to share their practices and knowledge. Summer intensives, Fall workshops and seasonal residencies provide the perfect environment for artists to delve into their work and learn from each other. As glass artists simultaneously pull from historic methods and delve into new digital technologies, Pilchuck supports cross-disciplinary experimentation and encourages relationships between themes, techniques, and concepts that integrate art, craft, design and technology. These dynamic pairings enrich curriculum and create a unique synergy that supports experimentation and innovation. Session activities include presentations, discussions, demonstrations, exhibitions and collaborations. Pilchuck provides an immersive experience in a rich and fast-paced learning environment located in the forested foothills of the Cascades overlooking Puget Sound. Students are taught both individually and collectively, enabling everyone on campus to work and grow.

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Pittsburgh Glass Center

ADDRESS

5472 Penn Avenue

Pittsburgh, PA 15206

PHONE

412.365.2145

​The Pittsburgh Glass Center is a public-access school, gallery, and state-of-the-art glass studio dedicated to teaching, creating, and promoting glass art. World-renowned glass artists come here to make glass art. People interested in learning more about glass come here to take a class, explore the contemporary glass gallery, and watch live hot glass demonstrations. We pride ourselves on providing exceptional resources and instruction to expand the skills and knowledge of our students and artists.

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Salem Community College Glass Education Center

ADDRESS

460 Hollywood Avenue, Carneys Point, NJ

Carneys Point, NJ 08069

PHONE

856-351-2716

Salem Community College’s new Samuel and Jean Jones Glass Education Center houses its Scientific Glass Technology and Glass Arts programs, and hosts a variety of workshops and events including the International Flameworking Conference. 

The Center includes a 15,000-square-foot studio/lab named in honor of world-renowned artist Paul J. Stankard, a Salem distinguished alumnus. The facility features two flameworking labs with 42 bench torch stations, a glass lathe area, a four-bench hot shop for glassblowing, coldworking area, kiln studio, fabrication studio, a shared studio space, and a gallery. 

The Scientific Glass Technology program -- which prepares students to fabricate scientific glass apparatus for research and industry -- is the only degree-granting program in the United States fully devoted to the development of this unique and in-demand skill. Graduates work throughout the U.S. and abroad using this specialized skill. 

The Glass Art program focuses on using the material creatively and learning a variety of glass processes. A handful of institutions offer glass art; however, Salem’s program is unique with its intense focus on flameworking, a process others do not address. Graduates transfer to bachelor in fine arts programs, start their own creative glass businesses, work at a variety of art institutions, work as artist assistants and teach.

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UrbanGlass

ADDRESS

647 Fulton St.

Brooklyn, NY 11217

PHONE

718.625.3685

UrbanGlass is a leading resource for both aspiring and established artists wishing to create with glass. We foster innovative art, and advance the use and appreciation of glass as a creative medium. UrbanGlass is a comprehensive public-access studio with an extensive education program. Areas of study include hot glass casting and glassblowing, flame-working, bead-making, stained glass, kilnforming and kiln casting, and cold working and mosaics. Classes and private lessons are available to the public throughout the year and offer opportunities for beginners and advanced artists alike. Our state-of-the-art studios are also available for rent, making it easy for students and professionals to continue creating with glass.

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