Flameworking at UW-Madison

Flameworking at UW-Madison

Flameworking has played a significant role in the research enterprise of UW-Madison since the late 1800s. Today, students in the UW Glass Lab study this craft and commonly work under the mentorship of UW-Madison Department of Chemistry Distinguished Master Glassblower Tracy Drier. These alumni, amongst many more, work in flameworking across a vast array of industries and contexts, reflecting the multidisciplinary influence of flameworking today on contemporary practice.


Lauren Aria
Tracy Drier
Tyler Gordon
Sam Merkel
Andrew Timmerman

Curated by Helen Lee and Kagen Dunn

Glass Madison Exhibitions are supported by: Anonymous Fund, Marilynn R. Baxter Fund, Office of Professional Learning and Community Education (PLACE), UW-Madison Art Department, UW-Madison Division of the Arts Emily Mead Baldwin Award in the Creative Arts, UW-Madison School of Education Impact 2030 Helen Burish Fund, and the 175th Anniversary Grant Award.

Exhibition Information

Gelsy Verna Gallery
Art Lofts Building
111 N. Frances St., Madison, WI 53703

Exhibition Dates
October 1-20, 2023

Opening Reception
October 6, 7:30-9:30pm

UW-Madison Art

Division of the Arts