17 October 2017
Foundation Supports Institute of Ceramic and Glass Arts
New Hot-glass Kiln for Students in Höhr-Grenzhausen

The Institute of Ceramic and Glass Arts at the Koblenz University of Applied Sciences inaugurated a new, modern hot-glass kiln in the presence of numerous guests on 30 September 2017. The financial support of the Alexander Tutsek-Stiftung made the acquisition and construction of the kiln possible. Just in time for the start of the winter semester 2017, students now can make art at the kiln after a long while again. The time-consuming work to remove the old kiln and the preparations for building the new one began in spring 2016.

Within the framework of its three-year funding, the Alexander Tutsek-Stiftung also financed the purchase of tools and materials for working with glass, several exhibition projects, as well as contracts with visiting lecturers. The foundation’s commitment ensures that the Höhr-Grenzhausen campus can continue to offer courses in hot glass and thus makes a significant contribution to establishing glass as a material for contemporary art.

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Students initiating the new kiln

Inauguration of the new hot-glass kiln
Photos © IKKG / Koblenz University of Applied Sciences