>I am extremely interested in learning about glass art. I am a
>complete beginner. I was wondering if you could reccomend any
>schools/programs or any advice you could possibly give me. Or
>if you know of anywhere I could get some sort of apprenticeship
>or internship !!!!!!!! any reply would be greatly appreciated
>amanda faye stafford
Begin by contacting the Jean Blair, New Orleans School of GlassWorks and
Gallery, 727 Magazine Street, New Orleans LA 70130, 1-505-529-7277 which
does some training and uses interns after they have trained elsewhere and
the Art Program at Tulane. The former is mostly glassblowing and takes
apprentices and the latter is a college program with an emphasis on
There are a lot of people who something about glass that would like to
do this kind of thing, so the chances for an untrained person are lowered.
You might contact Texas Tech University in Lubbock, which has a glass
program as well as a graduate summer refresher course. Other places to
contact include Penland School of Crafts in Penland North Carolina, which
is likely to be easier for a poor person without much roots to attend for
the time they want you than it is for someone anchored to a job.
Both of the following, in Tennessee have programs in hot glass.
Curtiss Brock Appalachian Center For Crafts Route 3, Box 435 Smithville
Arrowmont School of Arts & Crafts Box 567 Gatlinburg TN 37738
If you are interested in cold glass, there are no programs known to me
and a recent request by someone else for information yielded no on-line