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Company/School Name: DO U GLASS Hot Shop @ The Douglass School Art PlaceMajor Classification: Hot Shop (Furnace Glassblowing)
Major Classification: Fusing/Slumping
Major Classification: Stained-Glass
Major Classification: Consultant
Contact Person Name: Cameron Smith Jan Thomas
Offers PUBLIC Classes
Offers PRIVATE Classes
Address Line 1: 900 Douglas St.
Address Line 2:
City: Murphysboro
Furnace Capacity (Pounds of Glass): 200
Number of Benches: 1
State: IL
Number of Gloryholes: 3
Number of Annealers: 4
Zip: 62966
Number of Fusing/Slumping Kilns: 4
Number of Torches: 3
Torch Types:
Country: USA
Invite Public to Watch Work/Classes
GALLERY where you display/sell glass art
Phone: (618)687-3791
Glass Artist
Year Founded: 15
Additional Information:
The Do U Glass Hot Shop is a partnership of artists exploring the possibilities of glass.
We work in the only non- academic offhand glassblowing shop in Southern Illinois. We also make our shop available for rental time and provide glassblowing lessons at a reasonable rate.
Visitors are welcome at our shop and we are at a number of Art Fairs across the Midwest each year.
Please visit our online gallery to view items for sale. If you are in the area, please drop in to visit us.
The Frederick Douglass School was Murphysboro Illinois' segregated black elementary school from 1897-1966. Purchased in 1993 by art historian Gretel Chapman and glassblower Jan Thomas for development as an art place, "The Doug" offers studios for ren
The DO U GLASS Hot Shop opened with the new millennium in 2000. Currently we are running two melt furnaces (a 180 pound crystal tank and a color furnace with two 50 pound crucibles), three glory holes (7", 11" and 18" diameters), a large gas-fired an
Our new casting facility consists of a 150 pound hot-pour furnace and attendant cart kiln annealer,also electronically controlled.
Artist Information
Cameron J. Smith - Cameron started his glassblowing career in the Spring of 1975 at Palomar College in San Marcos, CA. After building and working in his own studio he persued and received his M.F.A. degree at Cal State Univerisity at Fullerton in 1988.
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Jan Thomas - My love affair with glass began in 1970 when I cut the glass for what would be my first leaded window. Since then I have cut it, leaded it, foiled it, fuse-cast it, hot- poured it, blown it, polished it, sand blasted it and assembled it with other materia
Glass is an endlessly versatile material which hasn't disappointed me yet.
The lively dance of glassblowing, the immediacy of the process, continues to inspire and challenge me.
I studied with Bill Boysen at Southern Illinois University- Carbondale from 1987, receiving my M.F.A. degree in 1992, founded the Douglass School Art Place with Gretel Chapman in 1993, and the DO U GLASS Hot Shop with Cameron Smith in 2000. image for DO U GLASS Hot Shop @ The Douglass School Art Place image for DO U GLASS Hot Shop @ The Douglass School Art Place

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