Updates from the Rhode Island School of Design's Glass Department. This notion of wonder is at the very heart of RISD Glass and our lecture series.

Visiting Lecture Program
Since its inception, RISD Glass has had a dynamic visiting lecture series in which an interdisciplinary mix of artists, curators, critics, scientists, craftsman, and others engage the department through lectures, special projects, discussions, and events. The experimental nature of RISD Glass flourishes through its long standing commitment to contemporary dialogue and rese

Operating as usual

Photos from RISD GLASS's post 03/07/2023

Alum gave a great talk and then worked with the Transparent Matter class this week. We experimented with projecting through a hot glass lens & more.

Photos from RISD GLASS's post 03/02/2023

Glass restoration committee.

Photos from RISD GLASS's post 02/25/2023

Beginning Glass.

Photos from RISD GLASS's post 02/23/2023

Transparent Matter class is back! We’ll be working in the FAV and Glass studios. First class was a blast.

Photos from RISD GLASS's post 02/23/2023

Experiments in Optics 🔎 Spring Semester course has begun!

Photos from RISD GLASS's post 01/21/2023

Also from the “Art as Perception” class - a review of work made for the Recognition on Sense assignment.

Photos from RISD GLASS's post 01/21/2023

Sand casting in Daiqing Zhang’s “Art as Perception” Wintersession class.

Photos from RISD GLASS's post 01/20/2023

Wintersession is in full swing! “The Unpromised” class (taught by Glass Grad Dongheng Yang) students are learning glass blowing skills.

Photos from RISD GLASS's post 01/06/2023

First day of Wintersession - Five Glass Stories

Photos from RISD GLASS's post 12/18/2022

Hot casting with pasta!

Photos from RISD GLASS's post 12/13/2022

This is the last week to see the “Sustainable Futures”Exhibition in the lobby of Prov Wash. Lots of explorations with glass. Experiments in optics - YAY!

Photos from RISD GLASS's post 12/01/2022

Everyone was working hard today. Come see - Graduate Glass Biennale “Either - Or”, opens 12/1.


Mark your calendars!! Graduate Glass Biennale “Either - Or” opens this Thursday 12/1/22 from 7-9pm, Sol Koffler Gallery.

Photos from RISD GLASS's post 11/26/2022

Uthman Olowa, a 3rd year architecture grad, used a Polycam app to generate 3D prints of his face - all at slightly different angles. Those were then used to make hot glass castings - nice!

Photos from RISD GLASS's post 11/23/2022

“Let’s make a fire”, an atmospheric HotNights event by teaching fellow Marek Šilpoch @ silpochmarek, reconnected our hot glass shop to the legend of Prometheus.

Photos from RISD GLASS's post 11/23/2022

Field trip!! We traveled to see the “Symbionts” exhibition at MIT’s List Gallery featuring our alum J Fan .j.fan . After that we stopped in at the Mapparium.

Photos from RISD GLASS's post 11/20/2022

🔬Alchemists presenting their recipe reconstructions/responses.⚗️🔮


Guest lecturer Lindsy Parrott, Executive Director and Curator of The Neustadt Collection of Tiffany Glass, spoke to the Glass History class - taught by Cynthia Williams. Here’s the class with Lindsy and some Tiffany glass she brought for close inspection and handling.

Photos from RISD GLASS's post 11/16/2022

Last Wednesday Glass seniors and 2nd year Grads were testing out ideas for their Spring semester HotNights sessions.

Photos from RISD GLASS's post 11/15/2022

Alchemy updates🔥 Field trip to Rhode Island Nuclear Science Center and Marine Geological Samples Laboratory at University of Rhode Island. Looking at some uranium rock, lava, and soil samples.

Photos from RISD GLASS's post 11/15/2022

On 10/26 Christopher Roberts joined us for a HotNights event titled: In Search of an Incandescent Blackness: Reflecting Race Through the Looking Glass of/beyond the Veil/s. A wonderfully woven lecture and prompt inspired our glass making teams - see some of their experiments…

Photos from RISD GLASS's post 11/07/2022

Welcome to Marek Silpoch . Marek is our Glass Dept Teaching Fellow from UJEP in Czechia.


Fantastic lecture. Thank you King Cobra and thanks to all who attended the lecture.


Sunday and working.

Photos from RISD GLASS's post 10/26/2017

HOTNIGHTS! "Glass:Accessing Nature" event is happening in the hotshop. Come and join glass department on wednesdays from 7:00 to 10:00 pm to experience risdglass. @ RISD GLASS

Timeline photos 10/09/2017

Mark your calendars!!!

🔥11/13 🔥

With panel discussion lead by Gregory Volk and special guests Jen Bervin, Tavares Strachan, and Stephanie Pender, followed by a reception and book signing with the contributors.

Link in profile for tickets 🎟



Warrior pose: the only way to really clean your glass


and chrushing it at last nights Hot Night. Thanks for visiting our shop!!

Timeline photos 03/18/2017

Hot glass projector by

Timeline photos 03/03/2017

Huge thanks to Kambui Olujimi for spending time in the shop with us experimenting! (And also for sharing your work, answering our questions, and giving a glass photography workshop.)


Squeaky clean ✨✅

Jeopardy! 01/26/2017

Oh, hi! It's RISD Glass on Jeopardy...



Drippy demos today in the hot shop

Timeline photos 10/25/2016

Join us tomorrow at 1:10 in College Bldg. room 521 for artist talk by Mark Dion and later in the day from 7-10 in the shop for a collaborative project between glass students, Mark Dion, and glass faculty Chris Taylor. See y'all there 🎨 👍

Timeline photos 10/12/2016

Glass takes the beach! Collecting materials to make glass

Timeline photos 10/12/2016

Collecting "salt content" for upcoming alchemy workshop with the Making and Knowing Project

Timeline photos 10/05/2016

Full house tonight with guest artist Alexander Rosenberg

Timeline photos 10/01/2016

Join us during this year's RISD weekend to help kick off a year long celebration of 50 years of Glass!

Timeline photos 09/29/2016

See you tonight 7-9PM!

Timeline photos 09/29/2016


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