The glass program at AUArts fosters creative, independent makers and critical thinkers, and a high level of student interaction with both faculty and guest artists.




Studio facilities

Studio access hours

Studio instruction in glass is presented in a workshop-style environment. The experience is enhanced through visiting glass artists who work closely with students, and by strong ties to the broader glass community.

  • Four Glory Holes with 12” and 20" diameters
  • Two 300-pound glass furnaces
  • Six annealers with programmable controllers
  • Seven kilns with GB 1 controllers, providing numerous possibilities for warm glass and casting processes
  • Full range of cold working equipment, including three state of the art cutting lathes, NSK engraving stations, and two Suhner water-fed hand grinders
  • Individual studio spaces for third and fourth year students


AUArts’s Glass faculty share their broad range of experience in a collaborative, dynamic learning environment. High-profile guest artists add further diversity to instruction and mentorship.

Permanent faculty

Marty Kaufman

Tyler Rock

Natali Rodrigues

Sessional instructors

Robert Lewis

Educational Art Technician

Lisa Cerny


Meet some of our incredible alumni:

Bee Kingdom Glass

Christine Cholewa

Julia Reimer

Gordon Webster

Ryan Legassicke

Jill Allen

Leah Kudel

Rachel Wong

Robyn Weatherly

Related links

Glass Art Canada

Glass Program Facebook page

Glass program details

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