Salem Community College Glass Education Center
460 Hollywood Avenue, Carneys Point, NJ
Carneys Point, NJ 08069
Salem Community College’s new Samuel and Jean Jones Glass Education Center houses its Scientific Glass Technology and Glass Arts programs, and hosts a variety of workshops and events including the International Flameworking Conference.
The Center includes a 15,000-square-foot studio/lab named in honor of world-renowned artist Paul J. Stankard, a Salem distinguished alumnus. The facility features two flameworking labs with 42 bench torch stations, a glass lathe area, a four-bench hot shop for glassblowing, coldworking area, kiln studio, fabrication studio, a shared studio space, and a gallery.
The Scientific Glass Technology program -- which prepares students to fabricate scientific glass apparatus for research and industry -- is the only degree-granting program in the United States fully devoted to the development of this unique and in-demand skill. Graduates work throughout the U.S. and abroad using this specialized skill.
The Glass Art program focuses on using the material creatively and learning a variety of glass processes. A handful of institutions offer glass art; however, Salem’s program is unique with its intense focus on flameworking, a process others do not address. Graduates transfer to bachelor in fine arts programs, start their own creative glass businesses, work at a variety of art institutions, work as artist assistants and teach.