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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-790
6 Credits
Glass Studio Thesis Initiation is the first of a two-semester sequential class covering creation of the master's thesis exhibition. Students will develop a topic of investigation for the master's thesis, select a graduate thesis committee, and begin the planning, research, and development of a body of creative work. There will be a strengthening of glass working techniques, design fundamentals and encouragement of personal expression. Students will be encouraged to evaluate new techniques, materials and concepts. This course is the prequel to the master's thesis, proposed by the student and approved by the faculty. ** Fee: There is a lab fee required for this course**
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-601
6 Credits
Glass Graduate Studio covers the advanced aesthetics and techniques of glass and culminating in the master’s thesis. 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. There will be strengthening of glass techniques, design fundamentals and encouragement of personal expression. The student will be encouraged to evaluate new techniques, materials and concepts. This course is repeatable for credit and leads to the master’s thesis, proposed by the student and approved by the faculty. Lab fee is required.
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-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-501
6 Credits
This is the first of a two-semester sequential class to aid the student in beginning the development of their thesis body of work. The student will articulate both a written and verbal proposal for a cohesive body of work. Advanced techniques will be demonstrated with an emphasis on acquiring skill and refinement of craftsmanship. Strong emphasis is placed on studio practice, material sensibility, excellent craftsmanship and idea development. ** Fee: There is a lab fee required for this course**
CGLS-399
0 Credits
This course will examine professional opportunities present outside the major studio at RIT or other studios or educational institutions. Students may apply for co-op employment to businesses based on the availability of positions and business job needs. Glass co-ops must be approved and sponsored by a faculty adviser. Co-ops are typically paid work experiences and can be either part-time (10-15 hrs/wk) or full-time (min 35 hrs/wk). All Co-ops must fall within an RIT term (fall, spring, summer).
CGLS-301
6 Credits
This is the first of a two-semester sequential class covering intermediate glass working techniques and processes. The course will build upon previous glass working knowledge and introduce assignments that investigate new alternatives to complex, traditionally-based processes in the hot, cold, flame, and kiln shops. Projects are designed to build a stronger technical palette. Additionally, projects will encourage students to research and integrate issues of personal interest and source material to inspire innovative pursuits and/or incorporations of conventional techniques and processes. Emphasis will be on the process of ideation, experimentation, and exploration. ** Fee: There is a lab fee required for this course**
CGLS-887
0 Credits
This course will provide students with the option to work in the ceramics field or ceramics industry. Students may apply for co-op employment to businesses based on the availability of positions and business job needs. Ceramics co-op must be approved and sponsored by a faculty adviser. Co-ops are typically paid work experiences and can be either part-time (10-15 hrs/wk) or full-time (min 35 hrs/wk). All co-ops must fall within an RIT term (fall, spring, summer). Permission of department required.
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-206
3 Credits
This course will introduce students to basic glass working processes in the hot glass studio. Solid and blown techniques will be covered as ways to activate ideas through molten glass. In addition, 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 related to optics, time, and mimesis. **Fee: There is a lab fee for materials required (estimated cost of $225)**
CGLS-499
0 Credits
This course will examine professional opportunities present outside the major studio at RIT or other studios or educational institutions. Students may apply for co-op employment to businesses based on the availability of positions and business job needs. Glass co-ops must be approved and sponsored by a faculty adviser. Co-ops are typically paid work experiences and can be either part-time (10-15 hrs/wk) or full-time (min 35 hrs/wk). All co-ops must fall within an RIT term (fall, spring, summer).
CGLS-699
0 Credits
This course will examine professional opportunities present outside the major studio at RIT or other studios or educational institutions. Co-ops are typically paid work experiences and can be either part-time (10-15 hrs/wk) or full-time (min 35 hrs/wk). All co-ops must fall within an RIT term (fall, spring, summer).
CGLS-702
6 Credits
Glass Graduate Studio II is the second of a two-semester sequential class covering the advanced aesthetics and techniques of glass working and culminating in the master's thesis. This program is structured on the basis of the individual student's needs, interests and background preparation as they may be determined through faculty counseling. There will be a strengthening of glass working techniques, design fundamentals and encouragement of personal expression. Students will be encouraged to evaluate new techniques, materials and concepts. This sequence leads to the master's thesis, proposed by the student and approved by the faculty. ** Fee: There is a lab fee required for this course**
CGLS-502
6 Credits
This is the second of a two-semester sequential class to aid the student in finalizing the development of their thesis body of work. The student will be guided by their written and verbal proposal for a cohesive body of work. Advanced techniques will be demonstrated with an emphasis on acquiring skill and refinement of craftsmanship within the context of their thesis exhibition. This course will prepare the student for professional exhibition opportunities and to work well on self-directed goals as well as collaborate on shared goals through the group senior exhibition. ** Fee: There is a lab fee required for this course**
CGLS-302
6 Credits
This is the second of a two-semester sequential class covering intermediate glass working techniques and processes. Course emphasis is to further build upon previous glass working knowledge within the hot, cold, flame, and kiln shop to solve aesthetic and conceptual problems posed through regularly assigned topical projects. Students will apply new technical skills to self-generated projects and build a body of work that reflects the student's specific interests within a sculptural context. The student's focus will be on developing a personally relevant voice as an artist whilst expanding upon the student's technical arsenal of capabilities. Emphasis will be on a continued pursuit to innovatively approach traditional processes of glass working with the utmost of craftsmanship. ** Fee: There is a lab fee required for this course**
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 in the flame working studio. Solid working techniques with borosilicate glass will be covered as ways to activate ideas about making glass move. In addition, 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.

Featured Work

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Shows/Exhibits/Installations
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. "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. 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. 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." 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. 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.