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Art Department Glass Blowout

ESU Glass Guild Blowout 2024

Glass Blowout 2024

Each year the Emporia State University Glass Guild holds the annual “Blowout.” This event always draws students from high schools, ESU students from all studio areas and other areas of the campus, administrators, families and members of the general public. It always provides a large amount of positive publicity and exposure for the glass program, the Department of Art and ESU in general. A nationally known glass artist will demonstrate hot glass working techniques for the ESU community and the public with the assistance of ESU students. 



ESU Art Annex, Located on Highland Street

Glass Working Demos 9:00 am- 12:00 pm and 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

William Haynes

About William Haynes

Since entering Emporia State University's glass studio on January 19th in 2007, Will has dedicated himself to working with glass. Captivated from the start, he spent four years pursuing his BFA in glass forming.  After graduating in 2012, he moved to Pittsburgh Pennsylvania to undergo the Glass Center's technician apprenticeship program.  Following the apprenticeship, Will applied his newly acquired skills, serving as the lead technician at studios in Texas and Missouri.  In 2017 he returned to Pittsburgh to take over the Studio Manager position at PGC.