by Tracy Wiggins, Salem Community College
Photography by Kristin Norton
Held each spring since 2001, the International Flameworking Conference (IFC) celebrates excellence in glass while hosting highly respected glass artists who offer insight, instruction, and inspiration. The 2012 conference featured Jay Musler, whose constantly evolving work now includes sculptures, bowls, panels, boats, and masks. He succeeded in offering encouraging words and live instruction to conference attendees.