Faculty/Staff Profile Details
Sean Mercer, director of the glass program, is an accomplished glass artist who brings his background in sculpture into his love for glass. Mercer wants people to see glass as he sees it, as an artistic medium. "A lot of people have the misconception that if it's glass, then it's glass blowing," he said. In addition to blowing glass, he said, there are a number of techniques for students to learn, including casting, slumping, fusing and enameling. He continually presses his students to re-envision their approach to glass. "A lot of students come here and just want to be glass blowers," Mercer said. "I try to push them beyond just making decorative vessels."