It’s hard to believe that our studio here at MOG has been operating for 16 years! To date, we have welcomed over 500 artists from around the world to our Hot Shop. Alongside the Museum’s programs like our Visiting Artist residencies and Kids Design Glass, we have reached into our growing international community and mentored countless young glassmakers who have come here to intern. Our programs have touched many lives, and have educated countless viewers on the properties and amazing possibilities of glass.
There is always maintenance involved in hot glass studios, and while we’ve kept up to date with technologies and safety standards, we’ve stretched the lives of our furnaces as far as possible. Yet, all good things must come to an end, and we are in the process of upgrading our furnaces, one at a time.
Thanks to a gift from a generous donor, we have almost fully funded the purchase of a new 1000-pound day tank from Spiral Arts, but we still have more to raise. Your support in any amount will help ensure we can continue to offer the best technology and equipment in glassmaking, as we deepen our support of the work and careers of artists like yourself. Through your partnership we can continue to impact lives through glassmaking of the highest caliber.
Thank you for your consideration, and for your involvement at Museum of Glass. We are grateful to count you as part of our community, and look forward to you joining us on the Hot Shop floor again soon.
If you have any questions, please contact Benjamin Cobb via email or at 253.284.4717.