Mon-Sun 8:00 am–12:00 am


Industrial Studies Building 234, 234A, 235A, 237

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Glass Program Hot Shop

San Jose State has a well-equipped hot shop with two benches, one clear 400 lb. Wet Dog Glass furnace, two new glory holes, and three large annealing ovens. The hot shop also has a large pickup oven, garage, powder booth, pipe cooler, and pipe warmer. We have all of the required hand tools and equipment for blowing and sculpting including acetylene, propane and MAPP gas torches.

The cold working area includes two silicon carbide grit wheels, one diamond wheel, a belt sander, polishing wheels, tile chop saw, cold glass lathe, band saw and a pneumatic water-fed angle grinder.  A cabinet sandblaster and an old school hot glass sheet roller are also available.

We have a glass casting facility that includes a plaster-silica mold room with vent hoods, wax area, and a flat glass area for preparing fusings and slumpings.  Our kiln area includes two fusing and slumping kilns and five casting kilns, varying in size.  We also have a sand casting facility set up a few times a month for students to work through ideas and ladling projects.