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Call for Submissions The Art of Glass: No Limits Volume 2

The International Society of Glass Beadmakers invites glass artists to submit work for the upcoming publication, The Art of Glass Volume II:  No Limitsavailable for the 2017 holiday season. 





The Art of Glass: No Limits celebrates inspired work created by all glassworking techniques. This volume honors the limitless passion that makers using all forms of glass bring to the medium: cold, warm, and hot. Artists creating glass work in all forms including glass beads, sculpture, marbles, pipes, millefiore, glassware, wearable items, and more are invited to submit their work for inclusion in this book.  

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2017 Gathering Registration Now Open to All!

 Registration for the 2017 ISGB Gathering is now open to all! Click here to register online, sign up for classes, and to make your hotel reservations.


Future Gatherings


The 2017 Gathering Booklet is available to download here


The International Society of Glass Beadmakers (ISGB) and Glass Craft & Bead Expo are coming together in Las Vegas, Nevada to create an amazing opportunity in 2017.

While these two events still operate independently of one another, the partnership will offer an unprecedented experience for glass artists, enthusiasts, and complimentary mediums for a must-attend event! 

ISGB will hold its annual conference, The Gathering, March 29 - April 2, with preconference workshops beginning on Tuesday, March 28. Events, presentations, and workshops will bring strong creative content that will not only educate, but inspire attendees. 

Glass Craft & Bead Expo workshops will begin March 29 - April 2 with their annual tradeshow March 31 - April 2. ISGB will add to the tradeshow on Saturday, April 1 by bringing their one day Glass, Beads & Jewelry Bazaar to the show floor. 

The ISGB Gathering, Glass Craft & Bead Expo, and all events will take place at the exciting South Point Hotel & Casino. More details on workshops, registration, and hotel reservations will be available this fall. 

Sally Prasch, Keynote Speaker
Heather Behrendt
Alexx Cheng, Special Guest Presenter
Julie Couch
Flourish & Thrive Academy
Lezlie Foster
Susan Hood
Floor Kaspers
Andrew Pollack
Hannah Rosner
Barbara Becker Simon
Bill Struve
Stephanie White

Torch Workshops
Davide Penso, Special Guest Instructor
Tatyana Boyarinova
Julie Couch
Nina "Sam" Hibler & Nicole Lozano
Patty Lakinsmith
Gay Massender
Dolly Ahles Palmer
Andrew Pollack
Martina Roemer
Heather Sellers

Anne Steenkiste

Non Torch Workshops
Kendra Bruno
Shirley Cook
Doug Baldwin
Lori Greenberg
Janice Peacock




For decades, the ISGB has been a leader in the contemporary glass beadmaking movement. Providing education and awareness, our organization has encouraged and supported beadmakers in their artistic endeavors, both as a career and for personal enjoyment. Our members help give life to our organization’s vision of being a leader in our creative community and to expanding the innovative use of complementary mediums among artists and craftspeople.

Support through donations helps make it possible for the ISGB to continue its longstanding tradition of producing quality, broad based programming for beadmakers and flame workers worldwide. This happens through our annual conference, The Gathering, every year, our quarterly magazine Glass Bead Evolution, the monthly e-newsletter Bead Release, and scholarship opportunities within our organization as well as with industry shows like Bead&Button. The ISGB encourages growth for members and for flame workers in all art forms.

Our organization continues to offer opportunities for members to participate in traveling juried shows and we are partnering with the Society of North American Goldsmiths for joint membership, online sales opportunities, and for collaboration with metalsmiths. The ISGB Vendor Discount Program continues to thrive and we remain dedicated to the sharing of techniques, best practices, and business education as we strive to propel the contemporary glass bead movement farther into the future. Naturally as our programs expand, financial resources to support them become more vital than ever.

Donations make us a more effective organization, and it is your donation that will help ensure the ISGB stays strong and meets our fundraising goals. Please consider donating to the ISGB. Your contribution will enable our organization to continue moving forward, meeting the challenges of the future, and strengthening our drive of the contemporary glass movement. 

Thank you in advance for your generous support. 

ISGB is a 501(c) (3) organization. Your contribution may be tax deductible to the extent allowed by law. Please consult your tax preparer.

Please note that you do not need a PayPal account in order to donate.



The Art of Glass: Flameworking Vol. 1

ISGB Programs - Publication
It is with great pride and excitement that we announce our latest book, The Art of Glass: Flameworking Volume I is now available. We had an overwhelming response to this book from the attendees of The Gathering in New Orleans, and now we are offering a wider release. This impressive volume features the work of both ISGB members and non members, and we are thrilled with how the stunning individual submissions came together to form something even greater than the sum of its parts. It is an incredible collective body of work.
To Order Your Copy
We are also offering The Art of Glass: Flameworking Volume 1 as an e-book for $14.99. Choose between your choice of High Resolution or Small File Size formats.
Print On Demand
A print on demand book is available to order on Amazon with matte finish pages for $24.99 + shipping. Click here to order.
We are tremendously proud of the beauty that this flameworking community has created, and thank you for your support of the ISGB's mission.
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