The Tyler School of Art and Architecture’s Glass program, ranked No. 2 in the nation by U.S. News & World Report, is a leading center of interdisciplinary thought and practice with unmatched facilities and equipment.
Glass students at Tyler join a welcoming, high-energy community of artists and educators who work in expansive studios that provide opportunities to learn the full range of glass processes: glassblowing, hot-casting, kiln-casting, flame-working, performance and more. In addition to traditional and innovative techniques, students learn how to think critically and solve problems—all while taking full advantage of the school’s location in Philadelphia, a vibrant art center with a strong glass art tradition and the resources to grow creative practices and businesses.
- 10,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art facility devoted solely to glass
- A hot shop with two 530-pound day tanks; four benches; four glory holes; 10 dedicated annealers; 730-pound casting furnace with six annealers, including a car kiln; and four flame-working stations
- A cold shop with the latest Czech and Merker lathes
- A kiln room with 16 kilns for slumping, fusing and kiln-casting and a one-ton crane for large molds
- Large, dedicated studio for undergraduate Glass majors, critique room and smart classroom
Visiting artists and lecturers
The Laurie Wagman Visiting Artist and Artist-in-Residence Series in Glass and other visiting artist programs bring leading national and international artists to enrich the Tyler Glass experience and join MFA students for one-on-one time in their studios. Past recipients include James Carpenter, Doreen Garner, Beth Lipman and Judith Schaecter.