Myers was in the vanguard of the U.S. Studio Glass Movement but not directly affiliated with the Toledo Workshops. Like movement leaders Harvey Littleton and Dominick Labino, he came to glass indirectly. He began to work with ceramics in his mid-20s, studying first in Copenhagen. His most recognizable work shows his interest in layering pieces of glass onto the surface of brightly hued blown vessels. In 1970, he set up a glassblowing program at Illinois State, where he taught for nearly 30 years. The program became one of the best known in the country; Myers became one of the most respected teachers in the field. Janusz Walentynowicz (Flowers for Amanda, 1992) is just one of many former students.