WELCOME TO THE GLASS CRAFT & BEAD EXPO FAMILY!


We will be celebrating our 26th-year April 2020 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, 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 books have been mailed out to those that have ordered them. If you have not ordered one, you can go to the 2020 Glass Book section below and do so but keep in mind you won't get the credit for your book if you take a class since it is past the cutoff date. Also make sure you follow us on social media and sign up for our newsletter list to receive show updates.

NEW CLASS CHANGE POLICY

There is now a new change policy that we would like everyone to be aware of. No class changes will be accepted after 12:01AM January 31, 2020, the same date that class cancels are not accepted.

We have thought long and hard about this policy change, which has been requested by many of our instructors and is common at other educational programs. It is only fair to the instructors to be able to plan for a minimum number of students at 60 days out from the event, without that number constantly changing over the next 2 months and also onsite due to class changes. Allowing changes right up to and during the show financially impacts both the instructors and the show itself, in order to keep costs down we have implemented this new policy. Thank you for your understanding, we are always available to answer any questions or concerns.









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2020 CLASS REGISTRATION

We look forward to seeing you at the 2020 Glass Craft & Bead Expo!
Class registration is now open!

NEW CLASS CHANGE POLICY

There is now a new change policy that we would like everyone to be aware of. No class changes will be accepted after 12:01AM January 31, 2020, the same date that class cancels are not accepted.

We have thought long and hard about this policy change, which has been requested by many of our instructors and is common at other educational programs. It is only fair to the instructors to be able to plan for a minimum number of students at 60 days out from the event, without that number constantly changing over the next 2 months and also onsite due to class changes. Allowing changes right up to and during the show financially impacts both the instructors and the show itself, in order to keep costs down we have implemented this new policy. Thank you for your understanding, we are always available to answer any questions or concerns.

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 ADVERTISERS FOR ALL THE SUPPORT!





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2020 GLASS BOOK

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 as long as you order a Glass Book before November 6th, 2019.
After November 6th, 2019, if you order a Glass Book, you will not receive the class credit.

If you would like to order the 2020 Glass Craft & Bead Expo Show Guide,



Our 2020 Glass Book is now available online! Press the button below to check out everything happening at the 2020 Glass Craft & Bead Expo.


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

2020 SHOW SCHEDULE

Quick Reference Time Schedule

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

  • April 1

    Wednesday

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

    Classes
    (8:00AM - 6:00PM)

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

     
     

     
     

     
     

     
     

  • April 2

    Thursday

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

    Classes
    (8:00AM - 6:00PM)

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

     
     

     
     

     
     

     
     

  • April 3

    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
    (6:00PM - 9:00PM)

  • April 4

    Saturday

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

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

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

    Demos on Stage:
    (11:00AM - 6:00PM)

     
     

     
     

     
     

  • April 5

    Sunday

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

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

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

    Demo on Stage:
    (10:30AM - 12:00PM)

    Charity Auction on Stage:
    (12:00PM)

    Expo Closes:
    (3:00PM)

     
     



2020 LIVE DEMO SCHEDULE

Sponsored by TECHNIGLASS.

All times displayed below are in Pacific Daylight Time

  • April 1

    Wednesday

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  • April 2

    Thursday

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  • April 3

    Friday

    Demos on Stage
    Randy Wardell
    The Glass Tattoo Magic Box
    (10:00AM)




    Demos on Stage
    Mark Bolic and Dan Drought
    A Mini Engraver For All Your Big Ideas
    (11:00AM)

    Demos on Stage
    Poppy Mussallem
    Hang Your Glass
    (12:00PM)



    Demos on Stage
    Beau Barrett
    At The Torch
    (1:00PM)



    Demos on Stage
    Inez Flaugh
    Basics of Metal Clay
    (2:00PM)



    Demos on Stage
    Susan Hirsch
    Create Deep Imagery And Fine Detail With Rayzist Photomask And Fusible Enamels
    (3:00PM)

    Demos on Stage
    TECHNIGLASS DEMO - FEAT. SARA PETERSON
    Everything You Need to Know about MO-RE™ Boron Nitride & Papyros™ kiln shelf paper
    (4:00PM)

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





  • April 4

    Saturday

    Demos on Stage
    Margot Clark
    After the Pour
    (11:00AM)




    Demos on Stage
    Carrie Strope
    Less Mess and Instant Gratification with No Days Stepping Stones
    (12:00PM)

    Demos on Stage
    Shawn Steichen
    Forming and Drilling Glass for Lighting
    (1:00PM)


    Demos on Stage
    Lois Manno
    Sculpting Shapes with Modeling Glass
    (2:00PM)


    Demos on Stage
    Marcy Lamberson
    Playing with Fire
    (3:00PM)



    Demos on Stage
    Jennifer Walkovich
    Stamp It! Fuse It! Use It!
    (4:00PM)



    Demos on Stage
    TECHNIGLASS DEMO - FEAT.RANDY WARDELL
    Stained Glass Creations with THE GRINDER
    (5:00PM)


     
     





  • April 5

    Sunday

    Demos on Stage
    Dennis Brady & Professional Panel
    Glass Campus Tech Talk Q&A | Ask questions from the floor or submit in advance here
    (11:00AM)

    Charity Auction on Stage:
    (12:00PM)





     
     





     
     





     
     





     
     





     
     






     
     





* 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.



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2020 CLASSES


Visit the 2020 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 2020 Glass Book.

NEW CLASS CHANGE POLICY

There is now a new change policy that we would like everyone to be aware of. No class changes will be accepted after 12:01AM January 31, 2020, the same date that class cancels are not accepted.

We have thought long and hard about this policy change, which has been requested by many of our instructors and is common at other educational programs. It is only fair to the instructors to be able to plan for a minimum number of students at 60 days out from the event, without that number constantly changing over the next 2 months and also onsite due to class changes. Allowing changes right up to and during the show financially impacts both the instructors and the show itself, in order to keep costs down we have implemented this new policy. Thank you for your understanding, we are always available to answer any questions or concerns.


2020 EXHIBITORS

Our show floor is always completely packed with some of the best glass industry exhibitors around the country. Below you can view our complete current exhibitor list, and also view the Glass Craft and Bead Expo show floor layout. Interested in a booth, email jen@lvmanagement.com




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2020 WHOLESALE BUYERS

Register now as a wholesale buyer for the 2020 Glass Craft and Bead Expo!

You must create ONE registration PER person registering for a wholesale buyer badge. This means if you are in a group of two (or more) people, each person MUST create an individual registration account and submit a wholesale buyer badge 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 WHOLESALE BUYER BADGE UNLESS YOU ACTUALLY COMPLETE THE REGISTRATION AND RECEIVE A CONFIRMATION EMAIL.

There is a $13 USD fee for this badge type payable at registration checkout.
This fee is waived with the purchase of any class.

When you log into registration make sure to select the check box for wholesale buyer registration at the bottom of the Attendee Information page. Continue through the rest of the registration process until payment and confirmation is complete.


2020 INSTRUCTORS

Check out the 2020 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!


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2020 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!

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
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
Glass Alchemy
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
Slumpy's
Spectrum Glass
Stellar Technical
Streuter Technologies
Techniglass
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 2020 ANNUAL ART COMPETITION

Sponsored by: Glass Patterns Quarterly, Glass Art and The Flow magazines

2020 Online registration for the Gallery of Excellence will be released soon. For now, check out the 2019 Gallery of Excellence Winners!







2020 HOTEL/TRAVEL INFO

HOTEL INFORMATION

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

GCBE 2020 Hotel Details

HOTEL RESERVATIONS MUST BE MADE BY MARCH 2ND, 2020. Make reservations as soon as possible, as rooms are limited and cannot be guaranteed to be available.

In 2020, you will be making the hotel reservation directly with the South Point Hotel! To get the discounted Glass Craft & Bead Expo rate of $80 per room per night + 13% tax Sun - Thurs and $120 per room per night + 13% tax Fri - Sat, and to receive 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 bookhotel.glasscraftexpo.com 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 GLA2020 to get the same rates and discounted 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 visitlasvegas.com.

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 visitlasvegas.com.

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 visitlasvegas.com 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 visitlasvegas.com.

2020 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

GENERAL

  When is the 2020 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?

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 2020 catalog) coming out?

  How can I order the "book" (the 2020 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?

EXHIBIT HALL

  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?

CONTACT INFORMATION

  • OUR TEAM

    CONTACT US

     Phone: 1-800-217-4527

     Las Vegas Management
    2408 Chapman Drive
    Las Vegas, NV 89104

    QUESTIONS OR ISSUES?



    EXHIBITOR INFORMATION:



    INSTRUCTOR AND CLASS INFORMATION:






2020 INSTRUCTOR CLASS SUBMISSIONS

Class submission for 2020 has concluded. Instructors that are teaching in 2020 can use the link below to view their class information. Class submission for 2021 will begin in June 2020.



In Loving Memory of Patty Cerajewski

Patty Memorial Collage


Ladies and Gentlemen of our beloved glass community, it is with deep regret and immense sadness that we announce the recent passing of our dear friend Patty Cerajewski.

Patty originally came to Las Vegas to work at the Aladdin Hotel & Casino from Chicago where she was mostly involved in nursing care until the Harrah’s Sales & Catering department scooped her up. During Football season you could always tell that her heart was back in her hometown. I remember that she loved to wear her favorite Bears jersey on game days around the office and her phone ringer sound was that familiar Monday night football tv anthem. I can still hear it blaring from her back office.

I’ve always said it was a great day when I hired Patty away from the Aladdin. She was such a fantastic addition to our office and our family. I may have been the glass craft show director and dealt with the mundane details such as contracts, logistics and the numbers, but she was always the face and heart of the show to the people, and she really cared about each of you.

Patty began as the Tradeshow coordinator for Glass Craft & Bead Expo back in 2004. By 2006, she was promoted to Tradeshow Manager; the position she held for 10 years until her leaving us in the spring of 2016. The original founder and owner of Las Vegas Management, Tommy Licata, used to call her “Patty Glass” before he died in 2008. It always made her smile. Patty made such good friends within the glass community, and I am sure everyone will miss her dearly… as will I.

Patty is survived by her Daughter, Tiffany, her Son James (Jimmy) and her Granddaughter, Chilyn – who brightened her day, loved dearly and was the apple of her eye.

Her Celebration of Life will be held on August 10th at 11am, at the Central Christian Church in Las Vegas just off Russell and the US95.

If you want to reach out to her family with a card, their address is

993 Equestrian Drive Unit 4204, Henderson, NV 89002


- Lee Anne Short

Tribal Cuff