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!
Learn more about our featured classes of the day by selecting one below. Make sure to register for classes before it's too late!
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.
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.
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,
2018 Schedule Coming Soon.
Quick Reference Time Schedule
All times displayed below are in Pacific Daylight Time
Registration Desks Open
(7:30AM - 6:00PM)
(8:00AM - 5:00PM)
(5:00PM - 9:30PM)
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)
Details on the classes for the 2018 Glass Craft & Bead Expo will be released 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.
2018 Wholesale Buyers Info Coming Soon!
2018 Instructor List coming soon!
2018 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 in the USA!
Please check back often.
Paragon Industries is the leading manufacturer of electronic kilns and furnaces. Our focus on quality and innovation assures our customers that we will continue to deliver innovative products that produce reliable and consistent results. Because we manufacture small tabletop kilns for first time buyers to large production kilns for commercial users, we can fill all your kiln product needs.
Glass Patterns Quarterly is the leading international glass publication. We've been providing inspiration and information since 1985 to glass hobbyists and professional artists. This has been accomplished by developing relationships with the finest artists & sharing their techniques with you through in-depth, step-by-step tutorials. In every issue you can enjoy great content with popular artists and instructors and cutting edge techniques using the latest industry products. New Books, Products, Industry News, and What's Hot keep you abreast of the latest happenings in glass. We feature inspiring gallery showcases, dynamic general interest articles, as well as tips and techniques and health and safety information These features along with our 16-page, pullout pattern section, (most of which are full-size) make Glass Patterns Quarterly magazine the number #1 glass publication.
Since its inception, the focus of The Flow has been to provide a bond among members of the lampworking community. This has been accomplished by developing relationships with the finest artists & sharing their techniques with you through in-depth, step-by-step tutorials. In every issue you can enjoy great content with the hottest artists and cutting edge techniques using the latest industry products. These features along with the continuation of our Women in Glass edition, Glasscraft Emerging Artist Awards, inspiring gallery showcases, dynamic general interest articles, as well as health and safety information make The Flow the leading international lampworking journal.
Glass Art is the magazine for the art glass industry. Independent artists, suppliers, manufacturers, distributors, retailers, educators, galleries, and professional glass studios all look to Glass Art as their definitive source for the best information available in hot, warm, and cold glass. Everything from etching, painting, engraving, and stained glass to fusing, kilnworking, glassblowing, and flameworking is included in its pages as world-renowned artists share aesthetic and technical information, how they are adapting to current shifts in global business, and what they have learned from their successes and failures. In addition to these in-depth artist profiles, Glass Art provides information for improving business, marketing, and trade show strategies plus the latest in organizational news and new products that are designed to enhance the glass art experience. Cutting-edge glass art, professionally photographed in full color, combines with the insights and experiences of contemporaries around the globe to inspire and inform, making Glass Art the premiere source for anyone working in the glass art industry.
Slumpy's is a leading supplier of glass slumping and fusing molds. As a designer and producer of ceramic warm glass forms, Slumpy's has the experience and expertise to bring unique artistic kiln forming shapes to the glass art industry. Slumpy's is on a mission to enhance the warm glass experience. Slumpy's provides tools, know-how and innovation to help Glass Artists around the world increase artistic expression and make the world a better place.
A full service machine shop/job shop (no job is too small) that serves not only the local community, but world wide support for burner and combustion applications pertaining to the flame treatment of plastics and glass.
Our Automation and Engineering Divisions manufacture Flaming Conveyors for the pharmaceutical, glass, and plastics industry that are custom designed to fit their required footprint and can include Vision Systems, Leak Check Systems, Metal Detection, and Flame Treating of the product prior to arriving at a custom designed packaging system.
We are ready willing and able to work with you, the customer, from design through implementation. To the Scientific and Glass Art communities we are the manufacturers of the workhorse of the glass industry, the CC Burner, as well as a full line of glass working torches. And last but not least the Carlisle School of Glass Art that not only gives back to the community, but provides a path for aspiring artists to achieve their dreams.
Oceanside Glasstile announced its acquisition of Spectrum Glass equipment, formulas and IP in September 2016. Oceanside Glasstile has been a customer of Spectrum Glass for over twenty years, leveraging Spectrum´s art glass to produce the Devotion collection. This ongoing relationship between Spectrum Glass and Oceanside Glasstile made the acquisition decision a rewarding experience for both companies. Together, they will work to unite the legacy of Spectrum Glass with Oceanside Glasstile´s global network to provide existing Spectrum customers the same standard of product excellence and customer service that has existed within the Spectrum family for over 40 years.
Production of the Spectrum Glass and System 96 brand products in Oceanside Glasstile´s custom built facility in Tijuana, Mexico will commence in early 2017 and will use the same production techniques and bag-house emission control practices that Spectrum has used for over 20 years.
Oceanside Glasstile´s team of flip-flop wearing, lunch-time surfing, beach designers welcomes the northwest hiking boot toting, nugget loving, premium coffee drinking Spectrum Glass spirit and is excited to stand alongside artists, designers and builders as we enjoy the view of what we can create together.
We make quality surfaced-mixed torches for our awesome glass art creators in the lampworking community! Reengineered for better performance and higher safety, Bethlehem Burners low-pressure torches are constructed entirely of stainless steel and feature the brand's signature wrap-around flame.
In 1953 father/son team, Ralph and Neil Skutt, manufactured the industry’s first multi-sided hobby kiln in Olympia, Washington under the name “Skutt & Sons”.
The introduction of this new lightweight design revolutionized, not just the ceramic kiln business but the whole ceramic industry by bringing ceramics to the home.
A lot has changed over the last 60 + years. Kiln companies have come and gone, new clay bodies and glazes are constantly being developed that demand greater firing precision, and automatic controllers are quickly replacing the once cutting edge KilnSitter.
Throughout the years we at Skutt have worked hard to meet the changing needs of our customers, but one thing that has remained constant is our fierce dedication to manufacturing quality products and providing outstanding customer service.
We realize that every object placed in a Skutt kiln has value. It could be a child’s horse that looks more like a dog or a master potters $20,000 commissioned sculpture. Both of these artists are counting on our kiln to do it’s job ..and we don’t want to let them down.
Thank you for visiting our home page. Whether you are looking to buy a kiln or you already own a Skutt kiln and are looking for more information, we sincerely hope that you will find it to be a useful tool.
We will continue to add more useful information to our site so please visit us again in the future. (source Skutt.com)
Go Fusing has been providing innovated glass fusing products and internet web services for glass artists since 2000. We are a green company and also make and manufacture most of our products here in the USA.
D&L was built one customer at a time. Started in 1974 by our current owner and president, Leslie L. Silverman, D&L has grown from a single item vendor to a full-service art glass supply distributor with a warehouse packed full of art glass and glass supplies.
Now entering its 113th year of production in Paden City, West Virginia Wissmach Glass has been producing the widest variety of opalescent and cathdedral art glass in the world since 1904. In addition to stained glass, Wissmach also manufactures a wide variety of 90 and 96 coe colors for all of your fusing needs.
Thank you to everyone listed below for your contributions to the classrooms. We couldn't do it without your help.
Art Clay World USA
Austin Thin Films
D&L Art Glass Supply
Ed Hoy's International
Frantz Art Glass & Supply
Inland Craft Products
Jen Ken Kilns
Kokomo Opalescent Glass
Morton Glass Works
Pacific Art Glass
The Glass Resort LLC
Unique Glass Colors
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.
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
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...
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