Samuel H. Jones

Glass
Education
Center

286 Welchville Road, Alloway, NJ 08079
P: (856)299.2232
E: info@salemcc.edu
W: www.salemcc.edu/glass

About the GEC

The Samuel H. Jones Glass Education Center opened in Alloway, N.J. for the spring 2009 semester, nearly tripling the available work space for students in glass art, and scientific glass technology. About 12 miles from the Carneys Point campus, the GEC features a 10,000-square-foot lab/studio with the remaining area earmarked for a classroom, meeting spaces, offices and a gallery.


The building honors a Salem County entrepreneur whose generous gift of $532,000 to the SCC Foundation helped outfit the building. Mr. Jones serves as chair of the SCC Foundation board and chaired the SCUA board.


About the Glass Education Center

Flameworking Shop

• 30 workstations, 29 Carlisle CC torches, 1 Herbert Arnold torch and 30 hand torches
• 4 flameworking lathes and associated torches
• 2 Skutt Scarac kilns
• 1 large Wilt belt kiln
• 1 small Wilt belt kiln
• 1 Pistorius diamond saw
• 12 parallel bench rollers
• 1 instructors demonstration bench
• Assorted hand tools

Hot Shop

• 1 tank furnace for soda-lime glass, 400 lb capacity
• 1 double pot furnace for borosilicate glass 160 lb total capacity
• 2 Glory holes with rolling yolk and heat shield, 12” diameter
• 1 Glory hole with rolling yolk and heat shield, 18” diameter
• 2 color boxes with annealing capacity, 1.5 cu ft ea
• 3 padded benches with tool tables
• 6 annealing ovens with 2 shelves ea, 27 cu ft capacity
• 2 pipe warmers 18” ea
• 1 overflow pipe cooler
• 2 propane bench torches
• 1 oxy-propane hand torch kit with gas saver
• 1 garage 5 cu ft capacity with forks and pan
• 1 pipe hanger
• 1 knock off station
• 2 pasterelli forks and plates
• 3 sets of shaping blocks
• 3 sets of hand tools
• 18 Spiral Arts blowpipes and punties
• 25 bit rods
• 4 optic molds
• 1 cane marver

Cold Shop

• 1 diamond saw, 14” blade
• 1 diamond saw 8” blade
• 1 ring saw
• 1 double ended grinding lathe
• 2 radius wheel sets, 4” diameter
• 1 “V” wheel set
• 1 Belt sanders
• 2 water cooled diamond lap wheels
• 1 Rayzist kit
• 1 UV glue curing light
• 2 Fordom flex-shaft grinders
• 1 sandblast cabinet

Kiln Shop

• 1 gas fired kiln, 26 cu ft capacity
• 1 electric kiln, 26 cu ft capacity
• 1 electric kiln, 14.5 cu ft capacity
• 3 electric kilns, 3 cu ft capacity
• 2 wax melting stations
• 2 steaming stations
• 4 mold fabrication stations
• Large assortment of Bullseye frits and glass

Samuel H. Jones chaired the Salem Community College Foundation from 2000 to 2010. Under Mr. Jones’ leadership, the Foundation enjoyed unprecedented growth through the creation the International Flameworking Conference and the Gala, which raises funds to support SCC scholarships and programs.

As former chair of the Salem County Utilities Authority (SCUA), Mr. Jones actively supported an intriguing idea that has become a reality: to use methane gas extracted from the Salem County landfill in Alloway for educational purposes. The Glass Education Center, named in Mr. Jones’ honor, was built through a partnership, known as “Gas to Glass,” formed by the SCUA, Salem Community College and Energenic. Methane gas extracted from the landfill powers the equipment for the scientific glass and glass: applied craft and design programs. 
Mr. Jones’ $532,000 gift equipped the Center. His generosity has provided the resources to enable the College to build a world-class facility that supports the College’s expanding glass programs.

He was named 2008 Citizen of the Year by the Salem County Chamber of Commerce and received the Salem Community College Foundation Medallion at SCC’s 2008 Commencement.


Facility Locations

Main Campus

460 Hollywood Avenue
Carneys Point, NJ 08069

Glass Education Center

286 Welchville Road
Alloway, NJ 08001

Book Mobile

429 Hollywood Avenue
Carneys Point, NJ 08069 

Salem Center

174 East Broadway
Salem, NJ 08079

SC Vocational Technical School

880 Route 45
Mannington, NJ 08098

PSEG Resource Center

244 Chestnut Street
Salem, NJ 08079