Salem Community College establishes glass education center

During fall 2019, Salem Community College said it established the Samuel and Jean Jones Glass Education Center.

The new center is located at its Carney Point campus and houses the Scientific Glass Technology and Glass Arts programs as well as a variety of workshops and events. The programs were established to prepare students to fabricate scientific glass apparatus for research and industry.

The center has 15,000 square feet of studio and lab space, featuring 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 and a shared studio space for students. It also has a 280-square-foot gallery.

This is the only degree-granting program in the United Stated dedicated to the development of glass art skills, SCC said.