THANK YOU FOR A SUCCESSFUL GCBE 2017! HERE'S TO GCBE 2018!


We’d like to thank all of the Sponsors, Exhibitors, Instructors, Instructor Assistants, Students and Attendees of the 23rd annual Glass Craft and Bead Expo for another great event.

The Glass Craft & Bead Expo 2018 will be held at the South Point Hotel and Casino, classes April 4th - April 8th, exhibits April 6th – April 8th. Student and Wholesale Buyer Registration is opening soon!

We have lots of new instructors and new classes from many of our wonderful returning instructors, and are sure you will find that it is worth the wait! This year we are also excited to announce that the International Society of Glass Beadmakers again will be holding their conference, The Gathering, in conjunction with Glass Craft & Bead Expo. It was wonderful to have them join us in 2017 and we are looking forward to the new instructors, exhibitors, students and participants they bring to Glass Craft & Bead Expo.

A huge thank you to all the instructors, exhibitors, students, attendees, and helpers for another amazing Glass Craft and Bead Expo 2017. We look forward to seeing you all back again next year for the 2018 Glass Craft & Bead Expo!

Make sure to visit the 2017 Gallery of Excellence to see all of the winners and photos from this year's expo!










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FEATURED CLASSES OF THE DAY FOR GCBE 2018 COMING SOON!


Learn more about our featured classes of the day by selecting one below. Make sure to register for classes before it's too late!



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2018 INSTRUCTOR CLASS SUBMISSIONS

Class submission for 2018 has concluded. Instructors that are teaching in 2018 can use this link to view their class information. Class submission for 2019 will begin in June 2018.



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2018 REGISTRATION IS COMING SOON!

2018 Details Coming Soon

We look forward to seeing you at the 2018 Glass Craft & Bead Expo!

You must create ONE registration PER person registering for classes and/or wholesale buyer. This means if you are in a group of two (or more) people, each person MUST create an individual registration account and submit a class/wholesale buyer registration request. Same credit cards may be used. However, each individual must register with a different email address.

PLEASE NOTE: YOU ARE NOT REGISTERED FOR A CLASS/WHOLESALE BUYER BADGE UNLESS YOU ACTUALLY COMPLETE THE REGISTRATION AND RECEIVE A CONFIRMATION EMAIL.



THANK YOU TO OUR 2017 ADVERTISERS FOR ALL THE SUPPORT!





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2018 GLASS BOOK IS COMING SOON

Each year, we produce a beautifully illustrated 100+ page, full-color, high-quality show guide detailing each class. The domestic (USA/CANADA) mailing fee: $5.00. The international mailing fee: $12.00. You are credited this amount back with the successful signup of any class for that year's guide.

If you would like to order the 2018 Glass Craft & Bead Expo Show Guide,


For more information about our guide, please give us a call at 1-800-217-4527


2018 SHOW SCHEDULE IS COMING SOON

2018 Schedule Coming Soon.

Quick Reference Time Schedule

All times displayed below are in Pacific Daylight Time

  • April 4

    Wednesday

    Registration Desks Open
    (7:00AM - 6:00PM)

    Classes
    (8:00AM - 5:00PM)

    Evening Classes
    (5:00PM - 9:30PM)

     
     

     
     

     
     

     
     

  • April 5

    Thursday

    Registration Desks Open
    (7:30AM - 6:00PM)

    Classes
    (8:00AM - 5:00PM)

    Evening Classes
    (5:00PM - 9:30PM)

     
     

     
     

     
     

     
     

  • April 6

    Friday

    Registration Desks Open
    (7:30AM - 6:00PM)

    Classes
    (8:00AM - 4:00PM)

    Exhibit Hall Opens
    (9:00AM - 6:00PM)

    Demos on Stage
    (11:00AM - 4:00PM)

    Glass Cutting Contest
    (5:00PM - 6:00PM)

    Evening Classes
    (5:00PM - 9:30PM)

    Open Torch Night
    TBA

  • April 7

    Saturday

    Registration Desks Open
    (7:30AM - 6:00PM)

    No Classes (April Fools!):
    (8:00AM - 4:00PM)

    Exhibit Hall Open:
    (9:00AM - 6:00PM)

    Demos on Stage:
    (11:00AM - 5:00PM)

     
     

     
     

     
     

  • April 8

    Sunday

    Registration Desks Open
    (8:30AM - 3:00PM)

    Classes:
    (9:00AM - 3:00PM)

    Exhibit Hall Open:
    (10:00AM - 3:00PM)

    Demo on Stage:
    (11:00AM - 12:00PM)

    Charity Auction on Stage:
    (12:00PM)

    Expo Closes:
    (4:00PM)

     
     

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2018 CLASSES SECTION IS COMING SOON

Details on the classes for the 2018 Glass Craft & Bead Expo will be released soon!


2018 EXHIBITORS SECTION IS COMING SOON

2018 Exhibitor Info Coming Soon!

Our show floor is compeletely packed with some of the best exhibitors around the country. Here you can learn more about becoming and exhibitor, view our complete current exhibitor list, and also view or download and print the complete Glass Craft and Bead Expo show floor layout.


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2018 WHOLESALE BUYERS SECTION IS COMING SOON

2018 Wholesale Buyers Info Coming Soon!

2018 INSTRUCTORS SECTION IS COMING SOON

2018 Instructor List coming soon!


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2018 MONEY SAVING COUPONS ARE COMING SOON

2018 Money Saving Coupons coming soon!

2018 GCBE SPONSORS

Sponsors play a huge role in the success of our annual show. Many of our sponsors have continuously returned to support the show in a variety of ways.

This year we want to recognize our Gold, Silver and Bronze sponsorship levels and also recognize each and everyone business or group that helps us deliver America's favorite and largest glass and bead expo in the USA!

Please check back often.

GOLD LEVEL SPONSORS

SILVER LEVEL SPONSORS

BRONZE LEVEL SPONSORS

Show / Class Supporters (Alphabetically Listed)

Thank you to everyone listed below for your contributions to the classrooms. We couldn't do it without your help.

ABR Imagery
Amaco
Art Clay World USA
Austin Thin Films
Bullseye Glass
Canfield Technologies
Covington Engineering
Cress Manufacturing
Delphi Glass
D&L Art Glass Supply
Ed Hoy's International
Evenheat Kilns
Frantz Art Glass & Supply
Gemini Saw
Glastar Corporation
Hoevel Manufacturing
Inland Craft Products
Jen Ken Kilns
Kokomo Opalescent Glass
Millefiori Magic
Morton Glass Works
Olympic Kilns
Pacific Art Glass
Paragon Kilns
Skutt Kilns
Spectrum Glass
Stellar Technical
Streuter Technologies
The Glass Resort LLC
Unique Glass Colors
Uroboros Glass
Venture Tape
Wissmach Glass Company

If you have contributed to the classrooms and your company name is not listed above, please contact Jen at 800-217-4527 so that she may list your company name and give you the proper recognition that you deserve.

Las Vegas

GALLERY OF EXCELLENCE 2017 ANNUAL ART COMPETITION WINNERS

Congratulations to all the winners of the Gallery of Excellence 2017 Annual Art Competition sponsored by Glass Patterns Quarterly, Glass Art, and The Flow magazines. There are winners in Professional, Amateur, and High School divisions in the following categories.

Fused/Cast/Kiln Worked
Blown & Flame Worked
Stained Glass
Cold Working
Beads & Jewelry
Mosaics (Amateur/High School)
Cast Jewelry (High School)
Fused Jewelry (High School)
Copper Enameling (High School)
Hot Mosaics (High School)

Glass Craft & Bead Expo, Glass Patterns Quarterly, Glass Art and The Flow magazines will be sponsoring the Gallery of Excellence annual juried art competition for 2018. Art submitted will be displayed in a special area of the Exhibit Hall for viewing. Voting will be by a panel of judges, with a popular vote category voted on by all in attendance. First place Professional winners receive $175 in each category, 1st place Amateur winners receive $75 in each category. There will be the following categories with both Professional and Amateur divisions in each:

Beads & Jewelry Blown & Flame Worked Cold Working Fused/Cast/Kiln Worked Mosaic Stained Glass

If you are a registered student, the class instructor or the exhibiting company owner you may enter one piece free of charge. There is a $25 charge for the second entry piece, or for any entries by non-students/instructor/exhibitor. All who enter must be in attendance at the 2018 Glass Craft & Bead Expo. There is a two (2) entry limit for all participants. All forms must be submitted by March 9th to be considered for the Gallery of Excellence. For further rules and restrictions, please see the Entry form.

Online Entry Submittal Coming Soon...







2018 HOTEL/TRAVEL INFO IS COMING SOON

HOTEL INFORMATION

South Point Hotel, Casino and Spa


2018 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

GENERAL

  When is the 2018 Glass Show Expo?

  Where does the show take place?

  Are there any discounts on Expo tickets?

HOTEL

  Can I make my hotel registrations directly with the South Point Hotel & Conference Center?

  When will my credit card get charged for the 1st night room & tax deposit in order to guarantee my hotel room?

  Does the cost of the hotel room include show tickets?

  Does the hotel have an airport shuttle?

CLASSES

  When is the "book" (the 2018 catalog) coming out?

  How can I order the "book" (the 2018 catalog) online?

  When can I start registering for classes?

  Can I register for classes and use my credit card for my spouse or friends registration?

  I did not receive my entrance badge in the mail. What should I do?

  If I received my entrance badge in the mail, do I still have to register when I get there?

  Can I get a refund if I have to cancel my class registration?

  I attended the show last year, but never received a catalog for this year. Why not?

  Can I sign up for classes when I get to the hotel?

  Has my name moved up on the wait list for a class?

  How can I tell if a class is available or sold out?

  How do I get on a wait list for a sold out class?

CONTACT INFORMATION

  • OUR TEAM

    CONTACT US

     Phone: 1-800-217-4527

     Las Vegas Management
    2408 Chapman Drive
    Las Vegas, NV 89104

    EXHIBITOR INFORMATION:



    INSTRUCTOR AND CLASS INFORMATION:



Wesley Wong