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David Schnuckel

Assistant Professor
School for American Crafts
College of Art and Design

585-475-2650
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David Schnuckel

Assistant Professor
School for American Crafts
College of Art and Design

Education

BFA, Anderson University; MFA, Rochester Institute of Technology

585-475-2650

Currently Teaching

CGLS-502
6 Credits
This course, the second of a two-semester sequence, will aid the student in finalizing the development of their capstone, a self-directed project guided is in response to the students’ research and technical needs. The student is guided by their written and verbal proposal for a cohesive body of work and required to present it in a capstone exhibition within the term. Ideas generated from topical readings and group discussion will be used to advance material comprehension and technical understanding in innovative approaches to studio practice. A chosen thematic focus relevant to issues of contemporary art will influence individual student development and the course’s conversation through various assignments and group activities. ** Fee: There is a lab fee for materials required for this course**
CGLS-887
0 Credits
Cooperative Education will provide Glass students with hands-on experience in their field, directly related to a student’s major with an established studio or related business. Students will need to apply for co-ops, and interview as part of the selection process, based on available positions posted by the Co-op and Career Services Office, or found through the students’ own research. In programs where co-op is a degree requirement, students must obtain permission of their program or graduate director prior to enrollment. Co-ops are typically paid work experience, and can be part-time (150-479 total hours within the term), or full-time (480+ hours within the term). Co-ops may be one or two consecutive terms - fall, spring, or summer – with department permission
CGLS-698
1 - 6 Credits
Glass graduate internship is a course that offers students the chance to take advantage of professional opportunities as they arise during their graduate studies. This course is structured on the basis of the individual student’s needs, interests and background preparation as they may be determined through faculty counseling. This course leads to the master’s thesis, proposed by the student and approved by the faculty.
CGLS-498
1 - 6 Credits
Glass Internship is a course that offers students the chance to take advantage of professional opportunities as they arise during their graduate studies. This course is structured on the basis of the individual student’s needs, interests and background preparation as they may be determined through faculty counseling. This course leads to the master’s thesis, proposed by the student and approved by the faculty. Registration with co-op and placement office is required.
CGLS-699
0 Credits
Cooperative Education will provide Glass students with hands-on experience in their field, directly related to a student’s major with an established studio or related business. Students will need to apply for co-ops, and interview as part of the selection process, based on available positions posted by the Co-op and Career Services Office, or found through the students’ own research. In programs where co-op is a degree requirement, students must obtain permission of their program or graduate director prior to enrollment. Co-ops are typically paid work experience, and can be part-time (150-479 total hours within the term), or full-time (480+ hours within the term). Co-ops may be one or two consecutive terms - fall, spring, or summer – with department permission.
CGLS-630
3 Credits
This course is designed for non-majors and covers fundamental techniques and aesthetics of working with glass. Topics will include glass forming, hot and cold-working techniques, basic properties of glass, fundamental understanding of historical and contemporary practices and applications. There is required out-of-class work time in the glass studio for a minimum of 6-9 hours per week. ** Fee: There is a lab fee for materials required for this course**
CGLS-799
1 - 6 Credits
Glass Graduate Independent Study will provide students with the ability to study in a specialized area with an individual faculty member. Students, with the assistance of a faculty adviser, will propose a course of study. Students will produce projects specific to their proposal. **NOTE: Student must have a minimum 3.0 GPA **
CGLS-499
0 Credits
Cooperative Education will provide Glass students with hands-on experience in their field, directly related to a student’s major with an established studio or related business. Students will need to apply for co-ops, and interview as part of the selection process, based on available positions posted by the Co-op and Career Services Office, or found through the students’ own research. In programs where co-op is a degree requirement, students must obtain permission of their program or graduate director prior to enrollment. Co-ops are typically paid work experience, and can be part-time (150-479 total hours within the term), or full-time (480+ hours within the term). Co-ops may be one or two consecutive terms - fall, spring, or summer – with department permission.
CGLS-399
0 Credits
Cooperative Education will provide Glass students with hands-on experience in their field, directly related to a student’s major with an established studio or related business. Students will need to apply for co-ops, and interview as part of the selection process, based on available positions posted by the Co-op and Career Services Office, or found through the students’ own research. In programs where co-op is a degree requirement, students must obtain permission of their program or graduate director prior to enrollment. Co-ops are typically paid work experience, and can be part-time (150-479 total hours within the term), or full-time (480+ hours within the term). Co-ops may be one or two consecutive terms - fall, spring, or summer – with department permission
CGLS-599
1 - 6 Credits
Glass undergrad independent study will provide students with the ability to study in a specialized area with an individual faculty member. Students, with the assistance of a faculty adviser will propose a course of study. Glass undergraduate independent study students must obtain permission of an instructor and complete the Independent Study Permission Form to enroll.
CGLS-890
9 Credits
Glass Studio Thesis Resolution is the final course covering the completion of the Masters Thesis exhibition. Working from an approved topic of investigation for the Master's Thesis, students work independently and create a body of work supported by a written thesis paper. In consultation with a selected graduate Thesis Committee, students plan, research, and develop a body of creative work for exhibition and review. There will be a strengthening of glass working techniques, design fundamentals and encouragement of personal expression. Student will be encouraged to evaluate new techniques, materials and concepts. ** Fee: There is a lab fee required for this course**
CGLS-212
3 Credits
This course will introduce students to basic flame working processes. Solid working techniques with borosilicate glass will be covered as ways to activate ideas about making glass move. Basic processes of finishing and further manipulating annealed glass in the cold shop will also be introduced. Students will build technical understanding and material comprehension in the application of these skills within personally developed projects motivated by themes regarding mechanics, the experimental, and absurdity. **Fee: There is a materials fee required for this course and an additional course fee applied via SFS bill. See course notes for course fee information. **
STAR-790
3 Credits
This is the first of two courses designed to advance a student towards completion of their thesis. Students will work independently on their approved proposal while meeting on a regular basis with their committee chair. Students are required to meet at least twice with their full committee during the semester.
CGLS-206
3 Credits
This course will introduce students to basic glass working processes in the hot glass studio. Solid and blown techniques are introduced as ways to activate ideas through molten glass. Students will learn introductory processes of finishing and further manipulating annealed glass in the cold shop. Students will build technical understanding and material comprehension in the application of these skills through assigned projects motivated by current themes in contemporary art. There is required out-of-class work time in the glass studio at a minimum of 6-9 hours per week **Fee: There is a materials fee required for this course and an additional course fee applied via SFS bill. See course notes for course fee information. **
CGLS-601
6 Credits
This course is designed to challenge the individual student’s interests, background and capabilities to support a reinvigorated approach to their thinking and making in relation to glass. Course content will include readings, group discussion, written responses, and material research and will culminate in self-directed projects based on a proposed topic of student investigation. A chosen thematic focus relevant to issues of contemporary art will influence individual student development and the course’s conversation through various assignments and group activities. This course will be retaken for credit and leads to the master’s thesis, proposed by the student and approved by the faculty. **Fee: There is a materials fee required for this course and an additional course fee applied via student account. See course notes for course fee information**
CGLS-124
3 Credits
This open elective course will introduce students to the glass studio and to glass as a creative material. The content of the course will focus on introductory tools, techniques, and experimentation. The students will learn basic skills and safety procedures for the Hot Shop, Flame Shop, Kiln Shop, and the Cold Shop. **Fee: There is a materials fee required for this course and an additional course fee applied via SFS bill. See course notes for course fee information.**
STAR-890
6 Credits
For this final thesis course students continue working with their committee to evaluate work produced, and select the work to be exhibited. In addition, students will work with gallery coordinators and curators to install and exhibit their final body of work. Students are expected to defend their work to the committee through an oral defense and a written document.
STAR-892
0 Credits
The Studio Arts Continuation of Thesis course provides student additional semester(s) to complete their thesis research, project, and thesis document.

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Shows/Exhibits/Installations
Schnuckel, David. Acquiesce. 14 Feb. 2019. Appalachian Center for Craft, Smithville, TN. Exhibit.
Schnuckel, David. Acquiesce. 14 Feb. 2019. Appalachian Center for Craft, Smithville, TN. Exhibit.
Schnuckel, David. Acquiesce. 14 Feb. 2019. Appalachian Center for Craft, Smithville, TN. Exhibit.
Schnuckel, David. Visions in Glass. 9 Mar. 2019. Morean Art Center, St. Petersberg, FL. Exhibit.
Schnuckel, David. Just Folks. 1 Mar. 2019. RIT City Art Space, Rochester, NY. Exhibit.
Schnuckel, David. r e | v e r b. 6 Sep. 2019. RIT City Art Space, ROCHESTER, NY. Exhibit.
Schnuckel, David. CAD Faculty Exhibition. 5 Sep. 2019. William Harris Gallery, Rochester, NY. Exhibit.
Schnuckel, David. Momentum. 13 Sep. 2018. Secor Building, Toledo, OH. Exhibit.
Schnuckel, David. Storytellers. 8 Jun. 2018. Morean Arts Center, St. Petersburg, FL. Exhibit.
Schnuckel, David. RIT College of Art and Design Faculty Show. 6 Sep. 2018. William Harris Gallery, Rochester, NY. Exhibit.
Schnuckel, David. The Collection. Sep. 2017. Glazenhuis, Lommel, Belgium. Exhibit.
Schnuckel, David. Momentum. Sep. 2017. Secor Building, Toledo, Ohio. Exhibit.
Schnuckel, David. Gathering. Sep. 2017. Gallery 924, Indianapolis, Indiana. Exhibit.
Schnuckel, David. CIAS Faculty Exhibition. Sep. 2017. William Harris Gallery, Rochester, New York. Exhibit.
Schnuckel, David. Art in Craft Media. Oct. 2017. Burchfield Penney Art Center, Buffalo, New York. Exhibit.
Schnuckel, David. Danger and Beauty. Mar. 2017. ICI LABAS Gallery, Beijing, China. Exhibit.
Schnuckel, David. Up/Rooted. Feb. 2017. Brookline Arts Center, Brookline, MA. Exhibit.
Schnuckel, David. Glass Invitational 2013. Oct. 2013. Exhibit A, Corning, NY. Exhibit.
Schnuckel, David. Art in Craft Media. n.d. Burchfield Penney Art Center, http://www.burchfieldpenney.org/exhibitions/exhibition:04-08-2013-04-08-2013-art-in-craft-media-2013/. Exhibit.
Schnuckel, David. Goblets of Fire. Oct. 2013. Gravers Lane Gallery, Philadelphia, PA. Exhibit.
Schnuckel, David. The Art of the Fellowship. Apr. 2013. Museum of American Glass, Millville, NJ. Exhibit.
Invited Article/Publication
Schnuckel, David. "Cartograph." International Biennale of Glass Catalog. (2019). Print.
Schnuckel, David. "Guerilla Visual Tactics." GASnews, Vol.29, Issue 4. (2019). Web.
Schnuckel, David. "David Schnuckel." Momentum Exhibition Catalog. (2018). Web.
Schnuckel, David. "2018 Conference Spotlight." GASnews. (2018). Web.
Schnuckel, David. "Shades of Approach." GASnews. (2018). Web.
Schnuckel, David. "Pebbles in the Pond." GASnews. (2018). Web.
Full Length Book
Schnuckel, David, et al. G L A S S O G R A P H Y : the Journal. Volume 2 ed. Rochester, NY: Lulu xPress, 2019. Print.
Schnuckel, David, et al. Glassography: The Journal. Volume I ed. Rochester, NY: Lulu, 2018. Print.
Schnuckel, David. Meaningful Gibberish. 1st ed. Rochester, NY: Blurb, 2017. Web.
Museum Collection Acquisition
Schnuckel, David, et al. G L A S S O G R A P H Y : the Journal, Volume 2. Published writing. The Rakow Research Library of The Corning Museum of Glass. (2019).
Schnuckel, David, et al. G L A S S O G R A P H Y : the Journal, Volume 2. Published writing. The Piichuck Glass School. (2019).
Schnuckel, David. Glassography: The Journal. Printed Book. The Corning Museum of Glass (Rakow Research Library). (2018).
Schnuckel, David. Glassography: The Journal. Printed Book. Pilchuck Glass School. (2018).
Schnuckel, David. "Exothermic Chance Map Studies". Blown Glass; Paper. Toyama City Institute of Glass Art. (2017).
Schnuckel, David. "Slump Trajectory (rsu)". Blown and Kiln Formed Glass; Wood. Toyama City Institute of Glass Art. (2017).
Schnuckel, David. "Slump Trajectory (usd)". Blown and Kiln Formed Glass; Wood. Toyama City Institute of Glass Art. (2017).
Schnuckel, David. "Cartograph". Blown and Kiln Formed Glass; Video. Toyama City Institute of Glass Art. (2017).
Schnuckel, David. "Muse Collective". Blown Glass; Paper, Twine. Toyama City Institute of Glass Art. (2017).
Schnuckel, David. "Pastorelli Trajectory (rsu)". Blown Glass; Video. Toyama City Institute of Glass Art. (2017).
Schnuckel, David. "Pastorelli Trajectory (usd)". Blown Glass; Video. Toyama City Institute of Glass Art. (2017).
Schnuckel, David. "Exothermic Chance Map Studies". Blown Glass; Paper. Kanazawa Utatsuyama Kogei Kobo. (2017).
Schnuckel, David. "Cartograph". Blown and Kiln Formed Glass. Kanazawa Utatsuyama Kogei Kobo. (2017).
Invited Keynote/Presentation
Schnuckel, David. "G L A S S O G R A P H Y 2." Medium Matters. The Pilchuck Glass School. Stanwood, WA. 7 Jun. 2019. Lecture.
Schnuckel, David. "Glassolalia." Session 4. Haystack Mountain School of Crafts. Deer isle, ME. 28 Jul. 2019. Lecture.
Schnuckel, David. "Gallery Talk." Just Folks Exhibition. RIT City Art Space. Rochester, NY. 23 Mar. 2019. Address.
Schnuckel, David. "Word Usage." 58th Annual Seminar on Glass. The Corning Museum of Glass. Corning, NY. 18 Oct. 2019. Address.
Schnuckel, David. "G L A S S O G R A P H Y." Session 3. Pilchuck Glass School. Stanwood, WA. 19 Jul. 2018. Lecture.
Schnuckel, David. "Congruence." Visiting Artist. Cleveland Institute of Art. Cleveland, OH. 25 Apr. 2018. Lecture.
Schnuckel, David. "Titrations." Robert M. Minkoff Foundation Academic Symposium. Robert M. Minkoff Foundation. Brooklyn, NY. 13 Oct. 2017. Conference Presentation.
Schnuckel, David. "Artist Talk." Visiting Artist Workshop. Toyama City Institute of Glass Art. Toyama City, Japan, Japan. 23 Sep. 2017. Lecture.
Schnuckel, David. "Artist Talk." Visiting Artist Workshop. Kanazawa Utatsuyama Kogei Kobo. Kanazawa, Japan, Japan. 10 Oct. 2017. Lecture.
Schnuckel, David. "Artist Talk." Inspiration in the Highlands. North Lands Creative. Lybster, Caithness, Scotland, Scotland. 15 Aug. 2017. Lecture.
Schnuckel, David. "Artist Talk." Glassolalia. The Studio at The Corning Museum of Glass. Corning, NY. 11 Jul. 2017. Lecture.
Schnuckel, David. "Artist Talk." Visiting Artist Workshop. University of Hawai’i Manoa. Honolulu, HI. 18 Jan. 2017. Lecture.
Schnuckel, David. "Image and Word Within A Sculptural Context." UWSP Visiting Artist Series 2013. University of Wisonsin Stevens Point. Stevens Point, WI. 22 Jan. 2013. Lecture.
Schnuckel, David. "Image and Word Within A Sculptural Context." International Student Symposium. North Lands Glass Center. Lybster, Caithness, Scotland. 28 Jun. 2013. Lecture.
National/International Competition Award Winner
Schnuckel, David. Glass Art Society. Top Three. St. Petersberg, Florida, 2019.
Schnuckel, David. The Arts Commission. 3rd Prize, Momentum Exhibition. Toledo, OH, 2018.
Schnuckel, David. The Arts Commission. The Libbey Purchase Prize. Toledo, OH, 2018.
Schnuckel, David. The Corning Museum of Glass. New Glass Review #38. Corning, NY, 2017.
Published Review
Schnuckel, David. "2018 Conference Spotlight." Rev. of Pre-thinking “The Glass Path” with Master Simone Cenedese, ed. Michael Hernandez. GASnews Dec. 2017: 9-10. Web.
Schnuckel, David. "A New Vernacular." Rev. of Young Glass 2017 Speaks to the Trajectory of Contemporary Glass, ed. Michael Hernandez. GASnews Sep. 2017: 9-11. Web.
Schnuckel, David. "Panel Conjecture." Rev. of Performance Anxiety: A Critical Lens on Glass Performance Art, ed. Michael Hernandez. GASnews Jun. 2017: 10-12. Web.
Journal Paper
Schnuckel, David. "Titrations." 2017 Robert M. Minkoff Academic Symposium. (2017): 5. Web.
Schnuckel, David. "Meaningful Gibberish." The Glass Art Society 45th Annual Conference Journal. (2017): 100-101. Print.