This was the main glass blowing room, and there were maybe 5 furnaces/glory holes here. At least one was on and it was hella hot. I never did well in glassblowing because of the heat, I am just too fragile for it. But I love glass and have a fine appreciation for it, especially since I took that blowing class in college and discovered how difficult it is.
One of the furnaces, not in use.
A horizontal kiln for annealing and perhaps fusing or slumping? There were a couple of these, and were big enough that I could lay down in them. In fact, my brother said that one of the students had done some life sized figural glass sculptures using these kilns recently.
Another interesting part of Alfred was the Neon Studio, but it was a bit crowded and I was getting tired by the time we got there, so no pictures. There were bits of neon art around the place and a display space outside on top of one of the buildings where the students showed their neon works.