Alumni highlight SCC’s 20th International Flameworking Conference

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Salem Community College has a special weekend planned for March 18-20 to celebrate the 20th International Flameworking Conference (IFC). All presenters are graduates of SCC’s highly respected glass programs.

Caption: The “Helmet of Knowledge,” created by International Flameworking Conference   featured artist Sally Prasch is shown here. (Photo by Nathan J. Shaulis)

Alumni highlight SCC’s 20th International Flameworking Conference

The IFC’s opening program on Friday, March 18 at 7 p.m. is free and open to all in the Sol and Jean Davidow Theatre in Davidow Hall.  The evening will feature a fascinating look at SCC’s more than 60 years of scientific glass technology, presented by SCC Scientific Glass Technology Instructional Chair Bob Russell.  In addition, IFC featured artist Sally Prasch will present a PowerPoint.    

The conference’s Saturday and Sunday portions (registration required) will be held in the Samuel and Jean Jones Glass Education Center on SCC’s campus.  The two days will feature demonstrations, displays and an exhibition of work created by alumni of SCC's glass programs. 

The conference was founded in 2001 by internationally renowned glass artist and SCC distinguished alumnus Paul Stankard, now IFC chair emeritus. 

“The weekend will feature an extra-large, incredibly talented lineup, with all presenters having graduated from SCC’s glass programs,” said IFC Chair Kristin Deady, SCC’s Dean of Glass Education and SCC graduate. “We’re delighted to welcome featured presenter Sally Prasch, Kiva Ford, Doni Hatz, Dan Coyle, Paul Stankard, Tracy Drier, Erich Moraine, Jeremy Grant-Levine, Bob Russell, Carl Natalino, Katie Severance, and Rich Brainard.” 

The SCC Foundation presents the IFC with the support of the following sponsors: Sam and Jean Jones, ABR Imagery Inc., Ace Glass Inc., Alfred University, Atlantic City Electric, Carlisle Machine Works Inc., Chemglass Life Sciences LLC, High Volume Oxygen, Sea Cube Company, UST Glass, Wale Apparatus Co. Inc., and WheatonArts and Cultural Center.

The IFC is also made possible in part from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts/Department of State, a partner agency of the National Endowment for the Arts, through the Salem County Board of Commissioners and the Salem County Cultural and Heritage Commission. 

To learn more about the IFC, visit  For more information about Friday evening’s free program, call 856.351.2602.