A hidden gem at Illinois State, the College of Fine Arts glass program was created in 1970 by renowned glass sculptor Joel Myers.
Students have since spent hours coaxing raw materials into inspired creations that come to life in sparse working conditions. The program’s first location also served as golf cart storage. Since 1982 the program has been housed north of the football field in a former agriculture building. The college hopes to one day have a facility designed specifically for glass artists.
Until then, faculty and students remain committed to learning their craft, enduring sweltering heat as they shape masterpieces that define the excellence of ISU’s unique glass program.