The Illinois Wesleyan Glass Studio is a premier space for creating works of art in
flameworked, kiln cast, and fused glass. The flameworking area boasts 8 Carlisle CC
torches under a large well lit ventilation hood, as well as two mini torch stations
and a kiln specifically for flameworking. The fused glass area is well stocked with
Bullseye frit, powder and sheet glass. The kiln room has 8 ovens designed for fusing
and casting glass. The large accessible mold making and wax working area is close
to a well equipped cold working room for finishing and polishing glass. Illinois Wesleyan
students are taught technical glass making skills while simultaneously developing
their own artistic voice in a timeless and prized material.
Fused Glass and Kiln Cast Glass
Meet the Faculty
World renowned artist, Carmen Lozar teaches the glass courses in the Ames School of Art at
Illinois Wesleyan University. Professor Lozar exhibits her work widely including venues
SOFA Chicago, Bergstrom Mahler Museum, Habatat Gallery, Muriel Guepin Gallery, and
represented by Ken Saunders Gallery in Chicago.
Lozar has demonstrated and lectured in New Zealand, Turkey, and Italy. She has taught
workshops at Pilchuck Glass School, Pittsburgh Glass School, Penland School of Craft,
Appalachian School of Craft, San Francisco Public Glass and the Chrysler Museum of
Lozar has had two residencies at the Corning Museum of glass and has been named a
Star of the 21 st Century by the Museum of American Glass.