Cleveland Institute of Art


11610 Euclid Avenue

Cleveland, OH 44106



For nearly 140 years, the Cleveland Institute of Art has nurtured individuals to pursue creative careers that matter personally—and to the world. From the start, you’ll think of your work in a professional context, building technical and problem-solving skills. You’ll establish and refine standards of quality for your work, and learn to communicate about your ideas and projects. 

In CIA’s collaborative Craft programs, you’ll learn to think and work across disciplines, including glass, ceramics, and jewelry and metals, learning traditional and contemporary techniques as well as the entrepreneurship skills to pursue a career. Our two-story Glass studios offer a broad range of capabilities including working in both hot and cold glass techniques, including glassblowing, cutting, fabricating, sandblasting and polishing; flameworking; and fusion processes such as casting, slumping and bending. Our celebrated alumni are leaders in their fields, working in academia, design and production studios, and exhibiting across the globe.

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Salem Community College Glass Education Center


460 Hollywood Avenue

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.

Salem Community College