First-Ever Open House Offers Tours of SCC’s New Glass Education Center Facility, Includes Glass Art Sale and Workshops

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By: SNJ Today Staff

Glassmakers utilizing the new space at SCC’s Glass Education Center. Photo courtesy of Salem Community College.

Carneys Point, N.J. – Salem Community College will welcome the public to its first-ever open house at the new Samuel and Jean Jones Glass Education Center on Sunday, October 20 from 12:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Admission will be free, and tours of the new facility will be provided.

The Glass Education Center, which finished construction last month, is located behind Lot A on the northern end of SCC’s campus, 460 Hollywood Ave. in Carneys Point.

SCC’s glass club will also be conducting their glass sale during the open house. Guests will be able to purchase handmade glass art including pumpkins, flowers, jewelry, vases, and paperweights.

Glass art pumpkin. Photo courtesy of Salem Community College.

Hands-on glassworking workshops are also available, but require pre-registration (which can be done on their site). The full list of workshops includes:

Fused Halloween Decorations*, 1.5 hour session from 12:30 p.m. – 2:00 p.m., or 2:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m., $40.00 per person. Create your very own Halloween-inspired window decoration! Participants will create their fused glass window ornaments by layering pieces of flat glass and enamels and heating them in a kiln. Ages 4 and up. Under 18 must be accompanied by an adult. (*Due to the process, items produced will need to be picked up at a later date.)

Flameworked Halloween Pendants and Stir Sticks, 3 hour session from 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m., $55.00 per person. Attendees use heat, gravity and simple tools to create their very own glass pendants and themed stir sticks at the torch. Ages 10 and up. Under 18 must be accompanied by an adult.

Blown Glass Pumpkins*, 1.5 hour sessions between 12:30 p.m. – 2:00 p.m., or 2:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m., $75.00 per person. Participants will create a glass pumpkin from the glass furnace in our glassblowing studio! Ages 14 and up. Under 18 must be accompanied by an adult. (*Due to the process, items produced will need to be picked up at a later date.)

For more information about the event, email kdeady@salemcc.edu or call 856-351-2234.



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