Mark Hursty







Selected Projects:

Doctrines of Space

Puzzle Boxes

Pressed Screens


Figurative Sculpture






Mark Hursty teaches animation, digital media, digital fabrication and glass art as a Lecturer in the Department of New Media at UNC Asheville. He has been invited to teach the "Glass Electric" workshops at Pilchuck Glass School in 2018 and 2019.


He has taught glass casting at the National Glass Centre, University of Sunderland (2013) and was Visiting Assistant Professor/Head of Glass Program at Jacksonville University (2008-10) where he also developed sculpture commissions, community outreach and university service projects.


He was a 2011-12 Fulbright Scholar and taught glass art techniques across China at Tsinghua University, Shanghai University, Suzhou Polytechnic, Guangzhou Polytechnic, Taizhou Polytechnic, and Hong Kong Baptist University.


He held a Graduate Assistantship at Alfred University from 2006-08, where he taught and TA-ed Electroformed Glass, Lampworking, First Year Foundations, Glass Foundations, and Advanced Glass.


Mark's focus on teaching began at Hurstin Studio Glass and Metal where he taught and mentored many regional glass artists and students, many of whom now operate their own studios or continue working in glass.