Appalachian Center for Craft


1560 Craft Center Drive

Smithville, TN 37166


(931) 372-3101

A campus of Tennessee Tech University, the Appalachian Center for Craft promotes excellence in American craft by teaching tradition and innovation in technique, concept, and design, providing access to the highest quality craft education, professional artists, and career opportunities.

Students work and learn in professionally-equipped studios and are provided with a thorough technical foundation in glass-making techniques and processes. Small class size allows for in-depth, individualized attention. With access to visiting artists and rigorous investigations into process, students develop a personal aesthetic and exposure to a variety of career opportunities in glass.

  • 4 year BFA degrees
  • 2 Year Craft Certificates
  • Workshops with nationally recognized instructors
  • Concentrations in Glass, Clay, Fibers, Metals, and Wood

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Ox-Bow School of Art and Artists’ Residency


3435 Rupprecht Way

Saugatuck, MI 49453




Ox-Bow is an art school and residency program that offers glass courses and studio time for beginning to advanced students. Students work closely alongside artists from across the country with world-class instructors. The courses range in focus from the functional to the sculptural; from traditional to contemporary; from representational to conceptual. During intensive and immersive one & two week courses in our open air studio, students delve deeply into their practices. Ox-Bow is located 2.5 hours from Chicago on a lagoon alongside Lake Michigan. Housing or commuting options are available.


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.

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