Kent State University′s Glass Program is one of the oldest in the country, with a rich history and bright future. Started in the early 1970’s by Henry Halem, one of the patriarchs of the Studio Glass Movement, Kent’s Glass Program has continued to produce strong artists with a sense of history as well as contemporary glass practice.
Our Studio Motto is “Learn, Work, Safety”, because we think Safety is a verb. It takes knowledge and practice to engrain smart, safe studio habits, and informed safety should be a component of everyones studio practice.
This website is a repository for the Glass Studio′s operational and safety procedures as well as—hopefully soon—a series of equipment demos and maintenance protocol. Please bookmark this page so you can easily access General Procedures, Safety Protocols and Demos wherever you are!
Let′s keep us all safe and productive.