We will be celebrating our 25-year anniversary this April at the Southpoint convention center in Las Vegas. Heralded as one of the most professional, family orientated, educational art glass and bead trade events in the US; this event has it all… and with thousands in attendance each year, there is good cause for celebrating. The team at LVM has spent the last 2 and a half decades refining a screening and selection method that brings with it the newest trending methods in hot, warm and cold glass specialty classes instructed by the very best hand-picked experts from all over the world. Taking a class is an experience of a lifetime.

The ‘open to the public’ expo hall hardly falls short of spectacular to any hobbyist and comes with it all the right materials for the professional as well. The “bead bazaar” offers a beautiful collection of handmade beads, jewelry and one of a kind specialty items and is made even more popular with the recent ISGB partnership whose “Gathering” is a splendid addition to the jam-packed Saturday show floor. Also, do not miss the Crown jewel event of industry competition; the “Gallery of Excellence”. Studded with the most amazing art from both professional and amateur categories highlighting all facets of this industry. Get excited… its Art that you can vote for. We all look forward to taking a class, attending open torch night, attending the 25th Anniversary Glass-querade ball, walking the show floor and seeing all the smiling faces and warm hearts that attend each and every year. It truly is the glass industry’s favorite Vegas vacation!

Show guides have been mailed out to everyone on the mailing list and should be received before Thanksgiving. You can still sign up to receive a book in the 2019 Glass Book section below. And make sure you are on our newsletter list to receive show updates. If you are not you can also sign up below.

Registration is due to open on November 28th at 12pm Pacific time. In the meantime, you can view all the classes and plan your schedule!

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Stay up-to-date with news about the Glass Craft & Bead Expo.

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We look forward to seeing you at the 2019 Glass Craft & Bead Expo!

2019 Class Registration will open Wednesday November 28th, 2018 @ Noon (PST).

More details coming soon...


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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 2019 Glass Craft & Bead Expo Show Guide,

Our 2019 Glass Book is now available online! Press the button below to check out everything happening at the 2019 Glass Craft & Bead Expo.

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


Quick Reference Time Schedule

All times displayed below are in Pacific Daylight Time and subject to change.

  • April 3


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

    (8:00AM - 6:00PM)

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





  • April 4


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

    (8:00AM - 6:00PM)

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

    25th Anniversary Party
    (9:00PM - 11:00PM)




  • April 5


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

    (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
    (6:00PM - 9:00PM)

  • April 6


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

    (8:00AM - 4:00PM)

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

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




  • April 7


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

    (8:00AM - 4:00PM)

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

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

    Charity Auction on Stage:

    Expo Closes:


Live Demonstration Schedule

Sponsored by Glass Patterns Quarterly, Glass Art, and The Flow Magazines.

All times displayed below are in Pacific Daylight Time

  • April 3


    No Demos Scheduled





  • April 4


    No Demos Scheduled




  • April 5


    Demos on Stage
    Randy Wardell
    Glass Tattoo® Stencils - Fusing Design Virtuosity

    Demos on Stage
    Poppy Mussallem
    Display Tips from Hang Your Glass™

    Demos on Stage
    Ann Scherm Baldwin
    Charming Elements - Combining Metal and Glass

    Demos on Stage
    Katie Baum
    Fine SIlver and Gold Pendant

    Demos on Stage
    Susan Hirsch
    Create Deep Imagery and Fine Detail with Rayzist Photomask and Fusible Enamels

    Demos on Stage
    Rosalind Stanton
    Creating Glass Art with Stainless Steel, Alcohol Ink, and Clear Glass

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

  • April 6


    Demos on Stage
    Margot Clark
    Carving with Enamels

    Demos on Stage
    Lisa St. Martin
    Dichroic Glass Bead

    Demos on Stage
    Peter Kaiser
    Fuse It with Wissmach Glass and KLB Molds

    Demos on Stage
    Mark Bolick and Dan Drought
    Don't Fear the Daily Grind of Coldworking

    Demos on Stage
    Filip Vogelpohl
    Flameworking a Honey Pot

    Demos on Stage
    Jennifer Walkovich
    Stamp It, Fuse It & Use It


  • April 7


    Demos on Stage
    Dennis Brady
    Working with Mica

    Charity Auction on Stage:
    (12:00PM - 1:00PM)






* Food & Beverage available for purchase at multiple locations

* Program, Events, and Schedule are subject to change.

* All classes, events & exhibits are at South Point Hotel and Casino.



Visit the 2019 Glass Craft and Bead Expo full class list to see all the amazing classes we are hosting this year! You can also view classes online with the 2019 Glass Book.


2019 Exhibitor Info

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

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2019 Wholesale Buyers Info Coming Soon.


Check out the 2019 Glass Craft and Bead Expo full instructor list to see all the talented people we have this year! Get ready to have fun in your favorite glass craft and learn something new by some of the best instructors in the world!



2019 Money Saving Coupons coming soon!


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!

Please check back often.




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
Art Clay World USA
Austin Thin Films
Bethlehem Burners
Bullseye Glass
Canfield Technologies
Carlisle Machine Works
Coatings by Sandberg
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
His Glassworks
Hoevel Manufacturing
Inland Craft Products
Jen Ken Kilns
Kokomo Opalescent Glass
Millefiori Magic
Morton Glass Works
Nortel Manufacturing
Oceanside Glasstile
Olympic Kilns
Pacific Art Glass
Paragon Kilns
Rayzist Photomask
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


Congratulations to all the winners of the Gallery of Excellence 2018 Annual Art Competition sponsored by Glass Patterns Quarterly, Glass Art, and The Flow magazines. There are winners in Professional, Amateur, High School, and Jr. High School divisions in the following categories:

Fused/Cast/Kiln Worked
Blown & Flame Worked
Stained Glass
Cold Working
Beads & Jewelry
Mosaics (Professional)
Fused Bowl and Plates (High School)
Fused Jewelry (High School & Jr. High School)



South Point Hotel, Casino and Spa

  • Hotel
    Hotel Logo
  • Address
    9777 Las Vegas Blvd South
    Las Vegas, NV 89183
  • Contact
    Hotel: (702) 796 7111
    Reservations: (866) 791-7626

Getting to the South Point

From the South (California): Head North on Interstate 15 to Exit 31 (Silverado Ranch Boulevard). As you exit, stay right and make your first right into the parking area for South Point. The South Point is located at 9777 Las Vegas Boulevard South.

From the North (Utah, the Las Vegas Strip and downtown): Head South on Interstate 15 to Exit 31 (Silverado Ranch Boulevard). As you exit, stay in the middle exit lane and turn left, make your first right into the parking area for South Point.

From the East (Arizona): Exit Interstate 40 at US 93 and proceed North. Cross bridge into Nevada and remain on US 93 North until exiting at Interstate 215 West. Take Exit 7 and turn left onto Eastern Avenue South. Turn right onto Silverado Ranch Blvd. Proceed to Las Vegas Boulevard South.

From the West (Northern Nevada/CA): Head South on US 95 and exit onto Interstate 15 South. Exit 31 (Silverado Ranch Boulevard). As you exit, stay in the middle exit lane and turn left, make your first right into the parking area for South Point

From the Rental Car Terminal at McCarran Airport: Head South on Gilespie St. toward E. Warm Springs Rd. Turn right on E. Warm Springs Rd. Then turn Left on Las Vegas Blvd. South Point Hotel & Conference Center is on the right hand side of the road at 9777 Las Vegas Boulevard South.

From the Rental Car Terminal at McCarran Airport: Head South on Gilespie St. toward E. Warm Springs Rd. Turn right on E. Warm Springs Rd. Then turn Left on Las Vegas Blvd. South Point Hotel & Conference Center is on the right hand side of the road at 9777 Las Vegas Boulevard South.

Uber and Lyft: These companies operate in the Las Vegas Valley.

Hotel Registration

HOTEL RESERVATIONS MUST BE MADE BY MARCH 8th. Make reservations as soon as possible, as rooms are limited and cannot be guaranteed to be available.

In 2019 you will be making the hotel reservation directly with the South Point Hotel! To get the discounted Glass Craft & Bead Expo rate of $75 per room per night + 13% tax Sun - Thurs and $105 per room per night + 13% tax Fri - Sat, which also includes the discounted Resort Fee (normally $21 per night, our rate is $14 per night), you must book online or by phone using these directions:

Online, click this link for the hotel registration site. After you enter your arrival and departure dates, you will go to the next page that shows the Glass Craft & Bead Event logo and confirms both the group rate and that the resort fee is discounted. You will see the “average” rate for your stay (averaged out over all nights) in the right corner, below that you can also view a price breakdown per night before you select and move on in the registration. Once completed, you will be charged one night room and tax and receive your hotel confirmation number. Booking through our website link or using the group code calling in to the hotel gives you the Resort Fee discount. If you book with the hotel through a special offer or with an on line service, you will have to pay the full $21.00 plus tax per night resort fee! However, please note that your computer confirmation will show the full Resort fee details, although you will be charged the discount resort fee rate upon checkout.

By phone, call 866-791-7626 and use the group code GLA2019 to get the same rates and complimentary resort fee. The South Point will charge your credit card for one night room and hotel tax (currently 13% but subject to change) and you will receive your hotel confirmation number.

You must make all changes and cancels over the phone at 866-791-7626.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Activities Near the South Point Hotel

The South Point Hotel & Conference Center offers numerous dining and entertainment options and attendees may find many other restaurants, shops and recreational opportunities all within a short taxi ride of the property. Of course, the sights and sounds of the famed Las Vegas Strip are just a few miles north on Las Vegas Boulevard. But if you prefer to venture out from "home," then consider some of these alternatives:

ENTERTAINMENT: There's a good reason why Las Vegas is called the "Entertainment Capital of the World." Since its Rat Pack days, Las Vegas has been inextricably associated with legendary shows and entertainers.

Say "Las Vegas" and it's likely that showgirls in elaborate headdresses and Elvis impersonators will come to mind. Today, the Las Vegas entertainment scene still has plenty of its classic glamour, but it has evolved to include so much more. In addition to the iconic Las Vegas entertainment staples, the destination offers a lineup of award-winning magicians, Broadway-caliber productions, world-renowned concert headliners and unique-to-Las Vegas production shows. For more information please visit

SHOPPING: If you want it, Vegas has it. From designer splurges to bargain deals, Las Vegas has become a one-stop shopping Mecca. Everything from colorful souvenir shops to haute couture boutiques can be found in retail centers along the Las Vegas Strip and surrounding areas.

You won't be alone in your shopping endeavors. More than half of the nearly 39 million visitors who visit Las Vegas each year spent time shopping, according to the 2006 Las Vegas Visitor Profile Study. Las Vegas shoppers spent an average of $140.86 per trip, the study reports, more than twice as much as on sightseeing and show tickets combined. For more information please visit

NIGHTLIFE: In 1930, Frank Detra took a chance and opened Pair O' Dice, Las Vegas' first nightclub. Located on what was then known as the new highway to Los Angeles (today, we call it the Las Vegas Strip), the club was open only at night.

In addition to bands and jazz performers, the Pair O' Dice served Italian food. Most notably, the establishment had a history of closing and re-opening because it sported gaming tables before the city had legalized gaming and served alcohol during Prohibition.

Nine years later, the Pair O' Dice was sold to police captain and commander of the vice squad Guy McAfee who renamed it the 91 Club. The nightlife scene changes frequently so please visit for more information.

GOLF: Las Vegas is no longer golf's best-kept secret. In fact, Las Vegas recently was named the top emerging golf destination in the world by the International Association of Golf Tour Operators.

From exquisite championship courses designed by legends of the sport to lush fairways and breathtaking views - golf is just another reason the destination attracted 39.2 million visitors in 2007.

Today, more than 60 golf courses are available for play in Las Vegas throughout the year thanks to the area's inviting climate. Las Vegas offers challenging, yet beautifully sculpted courses developed by world-renowned designers including Jack Nicklaus, Tom Weiskopf, Billy Casper, Arnold Palmer and Pete Dye. For more information about golfing in Las Vegas, please visit



  When is the 2019 Glass Show Expo?

  Where does the show take place?

  What is the cost to attend the show floor?

  Are there any discounts on Expo tickets?


  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?


  When is the "book" (the 2019 catalog) coming out?

  How can I order the "book" (the 2019 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?


  What is the cost to enter the expo hall?

  Do I have to pre-register just to attend the Expo?

  Can we buy tickets in advance?

  How do I get my wholesale buyer badge?




     Phone: 1-800-217-4527

     Las Vegas Management
    2408 Chapman Drive
    Las Vegas, NV 89104





Class submission for GCBE 2019 is now open!. Instructors and prospective instructors please login/signup in the Glass Craft & Bead Expo Instructor Portal to start submitting class proposals.

Deadline for submitting classes is July 24, 2018

If anyone knows of any new instructors that they want to see at GCBE 2019, feel free to send them to to sign up!

We look forward to seeing all the new and innovative classes proposed for the 2019 show. If you have any questions, don't hesitate to call us @ 1-800-217-4527.

Wesley Wong