Glass

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.

Facilities

  • 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.

 

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Lecture Series and Seminars

  • October 23, 2019
  • 1:30pm

Mary Cheek Mills has more than 20 years of experience as a glass historian and educator. She teaches European and American glass history ...

  • September 23, 2019
  • 1:30pm

Hope Rovelto is a screen printer, artist, activist and educator. She launched the nation’s only queer printing studio, Little Chair Print...

News

  • Tyler Glass alumnus builds “House of Learning” at local synagogue

    Eight decades after his grandfather fled Nazi Germany and his family’s beloved synagogue was destroyed during the terrors of Kristallnacht, Tyler Glass alumnus Dan Ost...

  • Tyler alumni and faculty featured in an exhibition of visionary Philadelphia craft artists from the last 70 years

    From October 9–November 10, 2019, numerous alumni as well as current and former faculty of the Tyler School of Art and Architecture will be featured in a monumental ex...

  • Philly business led by Tyler alumni is first to earn “Zero Waste” honor from city

       Tyler alumni Mark Ellis (BFA ’06) and Danielle Ruttenberg (BFA ’06), two of the three co-owners and co-founders of Remark Glass. Image courtesy of the artists.   Re...

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    • MFA in Glass

      The MFA experience at Tyler Glass is defined by a commitment to cultivating each graduate student’s unique voice, with glass as only one of many modes of expression. Students explore the intersections of glass, sculpture, installation, video,... More More about MFA in Glass

    Alumni Spotlight

    Kate Clements

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    Kate Clements is a recent graduate from the MFA glass program. Since graduating in May 2015 she has been awarded the Museum of Art and Design Residency. This program fosters dialog between artists, designers, and the public. From October through February, Kate will be one of six artists in residence working in the Artist Studios at the MAD Museum in New York City. More