Cut, Layer, Melt...No fire necessary!
The Kiln Studio
Opened in 2006 and renovated in 2015, our Kiln Studio is the perfect location for getting creative with fused glass. Glass enthusiasts of all skill levels are welcome to take classes and rent time to produce original artwork at competitive rental rates.
KILN STUDIO FEATURES
Large work area with custom build table
Basic hand tools, safety glasses
9 Kilns of varying sizes
Rentable cabinets for storage
LEARN FUSED GLASS
Path to Independence
Our coursework will guide you from novice to Independent Artist in as little as 4 months! Get hands-on on Day 1 to learn the tools and techniques of making your own glass art!UPCOMING CLASSES
Starting at $200/session
Personalized instruction suited to your schedule! Call or email for pricing and availability. Instructors follow our Path to Independence curriculum.Private Instruction Info
Want to just try your hand at fused glass? You can make an item in the Kiln Studio! Our Experiences are great for making something you can show off to your friends and family! Drop in for Open Studios, schedule a group Private Experience, or try it out at our Third Friday open house!More About Third Friday
Mark Salsbury - Kiln Studio Director
Mark first discovered glass at Emporia State University where he studied glassblowing and earned his BFA in Ceramics and Glass in 2001. He spent the next three years working in the glass field. In 2004, Mark attended SIUC to develop his skill in kiln formed and cold worked glass, studying under Jiyong Lee. In 2007, after graduating with an MFA in Glass Forming, Mark was fortunate enough to spend three months in the Seattle area, primarily at Pilchuck Glass School.
Later that year, he moved to St. Louis for his current position as Kiln Studio Director at Third Degree. He has returned to Pilchuck on multiple occasions, most recently after winning their coveted Sax Award. In 2012 Mark was invited to the Corning Museum of Glass to teach a week long class focused on kiln forming techniques. He has been recognized twice in New Glass Review, an annual publication put out by Corning Museum, which highlights 100 artists to represent what’s new in the world of glass.
Mark loves creating simple forms with clean lines. His main inspiration comes from the material itself, “Glass has the ability to do some amazing things just as long as you don’t get in its way.”