A group of students surround a glowing lump of glass in a pile of dirt on the floor. Each has a tube in their mouth that connects to the pile of dirt on the floor below the glass.

Glass is a material that demands curiosity and collaboration. Each year, new collaborative spaces are forged by our Glass majors who share their thoughts on material, cultural and social issues. Here impossible questions are formulated and together this community rolls up their sleeves to ponder and act on the wide variety of topics that infiltrate our 21st-century lives. Come see the work made by our Glass majors and experience their teamwork in action.


Hot Glass Event
Friday 10/7, 3:30–5:30pm
Saturday 10/8, 11am–1pm
Metcalf Building, room 411 (Hot Shop)

Open Studios/New Space(s) Experiments
Friday 10/7, 3:30–5:30pm
Saturday 10/8, 10am–4pm
Metcalf Building, rooms 416 & 402 A&B

Open Studio events do not require pre-registration.


Metcalf Building
14 N Main Street

  • Hot Glass Event
  • Room 411 (Hot Shop)
  • Friday 10/7, 3:30–5:30pm
  • Saturday 10/8, 11am–4pm
  • Open Studios/New Space(s) Experiments
  • Rooms 416 & 402 A&B
  • Friday 10/7, 3:30–5:30pm
  • Saturday 10/8, 10am–4pm


The Glass department is a community where making, collaboration, discussion, participation, reciprocity and respect are integral to our process. Intensive shop/skill-based classes complement our research-based studio classes and provide students the tools to develop their own set of cross-disciplinary skills and knowledge. Both undergraduate and graduate students in Glass discover an open, flexible and expansive studio discipline where art, science, literature, technology and material propose exciting and emergent platforms. It’s a place to test new ideas, where many people, from various areas of specialization, converge to co-construct newly imagined approaches to thinking and making.