Glass

Glass Studio Rules

Closed-toed shoes are required. Please do not wear loose clothes/sleeves or dangling jewelry. Hair must be tied back. Please wear provided eye protection when cutting, grinding, polishing or soldering.

Dust mask or respirators must be worn and proper ventilation must be used when working with glass dust, casting plaster, enamels, talc, silica, kiln paper, ceramic fiber, etc. Dust masks are recommended when using the sand blaster as well.

Always use water when operating table grinders, lapidary grinder, tile saw and band saw. 

Kilns are to be operated only by instructors, coordinators and monitors. This includes loading, firing and unloading.

Only use the tools designated to your specific process and return them to the correct storage area. Clean up dust with a wet sponge or vacuum. Do not sweep. Wear dust mask or respirator when vacuuming.

Flameworking Studio Rules 

Always wear non-flammable clothing (no synthetics). Closed toed shoes are required and hair should be pulled back. Always wear eye protection when using the torch or looking into kilns. 

You should use a dust mask or respirator when handling powdered glass, frit or enamels. Dusk masks are recommended when using the sand blaster as well.

Be sure to keep borosilicate and soft glass materials separate.

Ask a monitor or instructor to change a tank and ALWAYS leave cap on oxygen when moving a tank

Kilns are to be managed by instructors and monitors only. Be sure your finished piece is going into the correct temperature kiln. Refer to kiln etiquette rules.

When starting a torch: open the propane valve (red), light torch, then open the oxygen valve (green). When turning off a torch: close the oxygen valve (green), then close the propane valve (red).