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The SFSU glass program had a long and illustrious history, spanning 40+ years until December 2013, when it was shut down by the university, despite strong support to continue it across the glass community.

This page links to material preserved from that program, including information about the glass studio and practices at SFSU, and about past teaching semesters there.

Glass Blowing: ART 547

This course is for all levels. Emphasis is on the creation of sculptural artwork through explorations in molten glass. Technique and aesthetics will be taught. Students will have their own practice time outside of class. Course may be repeated for a total of 9 units.

The objective for this class will be to demystify glass as a material of function, and to find ways to convey meaning through the visual distinctness of glass. The idea that only very skilled practitioners can express ideas through glass is a myth. Meaningful expressions require time, consideration, and some sense of what's possible.