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“Lino’s” Blown glass, colored Simon Waranch

Glass

The Glass program is informed by the material properties of glass and its history in decorative art, science, and industry. Here, students learn the technical aspects of blowing, casting, and coldworking while also learning to solve problems, innovate their own techniques, and develop conceptual ideas. The work is research-driven, as makers look critically at the material, integrate interdisciplinary practices, and utilize new technologies.

The only degree-granting program of its kind in Michigan, CCS Glass is housed in a state-of-the-art studio with both hot and cold shops.

A degree in art and design can lead to multiple creative careers. CCS’s curriculum teaches the type of critical thinking and professional skills that give graduates great flexibility and many options as their careers unfold. The curriculum covers of blowing, casting and coldworking in depth. Alongside a rigorous technical curriculum, students develop an individualized studio practice where they are asked to solve problems, innovate their own techniques, and develop concepts. CCS Glass is a unique program for students interested in art, design and craft.

CAREER CHOICES

Art Educator
Gallery Owner
Glass Artist
Independent Artist
Ornamental Architecture
Designer
Tile Designer

Featured Alumni

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April Wagner

Owner
Epiphany Studio

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Josh Wojick

Crafts Program Manager
The Henry Ford Museum

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Brent Swanson

Glass Programs Manager
Flint Institute of Art

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Andrew Madvin

Owner
Axiom Glass

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Heather McElwee

Executive Director
Pittsburgh Glass Center

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Matt Kolbrener

Founder
MK Designs

'91

Michelle Plucinsky

Co-Owner
Glass Academy

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Chris Nordin

Co-Owner
Glass Academy