The Glass Shop at the Department of Chemistry provides glassblowing services for chemistry faculty, students, and staff. The Glass Shop is well-equipped to meet your scientific and research needs.


  • Develop concepts and ideas into workable glassware designs. These designs are then fabricated into one-of-a-kind prototypes. As research progresses, the glassware design can be modified as required.
  • Produce glassware from drawings, sketches or prototypes. Modifications are easily accommodated.
  • Repair or alter existing glassware.
  • Provide on-site repair, installation, alteration or troubleshooting of glassware systems.
  • Provide instruction in scientific glassblowing.
  • Serve as a resource for technical, material and product information.
  • Jobs are done on a first-come, first-served basis. Exceptions may be made for repairs that are critical to an ongoing research project. Every effort will be made to complete a job that is required for a project deadline.
  • Glassware brought to the Glass Shop for repair must be thoroughly cleaned.
  • Tubing is supplied by the Glass Shop.
  • Researchers must provide the materials required for the job (e.g., ground glass joints, stopcocks, flasks, etc.)
  • Special items required for a job can be ordered by the Glass Shop.



Tracy Drier

Position title: Distinguished Master Glassblower


Phone: 608-262-9896