Glass

  • Glass Image Gallery
  • Glass Image Gallery
  • Glass Image Gallery
  • Glass Image Gallery
"This is the only program of its kind in the state and the only one at a public institution in the Southeast."

Enrollment in the Glass Program at the University of South Alabama, which is at the forefront of glass education, is a rare opportunity for students at a Southern public university. This is the only program of its kind in the state and the only one at a public institution in the Southeast. Courses are offered in the state of the art "hot" studio for Glass-blowing, and the "cold" studio for kiln working in "warm" thermo-forming procedures that include fusing and sculptural glass casting. "Cold" work instruction includes the shaping of glass by grinding and polishing, including lathe work, engraving, and sandblasting. The development of conceptual contemporary ideas in multi-discipline endeavors are encouraged and served by a variety of glass techniques including the use of imagery or text produced by painting, printing, drawing and photography.

Art students as well as majors from other disciplines contribute to the glass making community experience where hot glass is gathered from two 500 pound furnaces while students learn a methodology more than 5,000 years old. Traditional or nontraditional vessel making and the pursuit of sculptural form, is informed by contemporary and historical glass studies.

For more information please contact:
Matthew Patterson at mwpatterson@southalabama.edu

For more information about the course, please see the University Bulletin.

Glass Four Year Plan

▼   Faculty

Rene Culler

Matthew Patterson

Rachel Wright