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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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North Carolina Glass Center

ADDRESS

140C Roberts Street

Asheville, NC 28801

PHONE

828.505.3552

North Carolina Glass Center is dedicated to education, exploration, and collaboration in all forms of glass. NCGC is a non-profit, public access, glass studio and gallery providing a space for everyone who is inspired to learn. Whether you are a student touching glass for the first time or an experienced maker looking to refine your skills, we have a space for you. We provide a warm, positive, safe environment to explore your creative side and experience a material that can be transformative. Educational options range from 30-minute workshops to full 8-week courses in both our hot and flame shops.

Our low-cost shared studios are available to rent for individuals or groups. And our gallery showcases the finest work from undiscovered to established glass artists in Western North Carolina.

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Ox-Bow School of Art and Artists’ Residency

ADDRESS

3435 Rupprecht Way

Saugatuck, MI 49453

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PHONE

800.318.3019

Ox-Bow is an art school and residency program that offers glass courses and studio time for beginning to advanced students. Students work closely alongside artists from across the country with world-class instructors. The courses range in focus from the functional to the sculptural; from traditional to contemporary; from representational to conceptual. During intensive and immersive one & two week courses in our open air studio, students delve deeply into their practices. Ox-Bow is located 2.5 hours from Chicago on a lagoon alongside Lake Michigan. Housing or commuting options are available.

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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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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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