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2014 Gathering Registration Now Open

Registration for the 2014 Gathering in Houston, Texas is now open to all. Register online by clicking here.

This year, we've made preparing for the entire conference even more convenient. Hotel reservations will be done from the same link used for general registration.

Gathering XXII will be in Houston, Texas, July 16-20, 2014. The 2014 Gathering booklet is available for download. Detailed information on everything related to this exciting conference can be downloaded here.

We invite you to join us and experience an engaging mix of the very best in presentations, workshops, tours, and other activities that both educate and inspire. Share collective knowledge and connect with other artists and friends for Illumination, insight to your creative journey.

 

2014 Gathering booklet now available

We are pleased to announce that the 2014 Gathering booklet is now available. Detailed information on everything related to this exciting conference can be downloaded here.

Gathering XXII will be in Houston, Texas, July 16-20, 2014. We invite you to join us and experience an engaging mix of the very best in presentations, workshops, tours, and other activities that both educate and inspire. Share collective knowledge and connect with other artists and friends for Illumination, insight to your creative journey.
 
 
 

Gathering Scholarships

 Each year ISGB offers a number of scholarships to qualifying members to enable them to attend the Gathering. Click the link below for more information on scholarship opportunities.

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2014 Annual Conference – the Gathering


Save the Date! 
The Gathering, our annual conference, will be in Houston, Texas, July 16 to 20, 2014, with pre-conference classes starting July 15. Experience an engaging mix of the very best in presentations, workshops, tours, and other activities that will both educate and inspire. Share collective knowledge and connect with us for Illumination, insight to your creative journey. 

Please join us on our adventure through collaborative creativity in the worlds of glass and complementary mediums. We are pleased to announce our pre-conference workshops and presentation artists.

Presentations

Nancy Tobey, master presenter 
The Path to a Creative Life: Make it Your Own

Monique Swinkels, international presenter
Torsos and Figures in Soft Glass

Amanda Muddimer, international presenter
Construction of the Harlequin Cabochon

Sage Holland
Life in the Flame

Rashan Jones
Wonders of Glass: Glass Education in an Elementary School Setting

Patty Lakinsmith
CSI Houston: Anatomy of a Collaboration

Joy Munshower
Sculptural Horse Bead

Lisa St. Martin
Glass: What is it Good for?

Stephanie Sersich
Fibers and Glass Beads in Harmony

Jari Sheese
The Ornament

Bill Struve
Adventures in Metal Clay / Adventures in 3D Printing 

Aja Vaz
Abstract Organic Hollows

 

Workshops

Nancy Tobey, master instructor
Laying on the Color: A One Day Adventure in Borosilicate Beadmaking

Amanda Muddimer, international instructor
Construction of the Harlequin Cabochon and Sundial Design

Monique Swinkels, international instructor
Torsos and Figures in Soft Glass

Doug Baldwin 
Bead Photography

Jelveh Jaferian
Zen Doodle and Ribbon Series Beads

Rashan Jones 
Off Mandrel Borosilicate Pendants

Joy Munshower
Bas-Relief Horse Sculpture Bead

Lori Peterson
Fun, Fast Beads that Make You Smile

Stephanie Sersich
New Inspiration: Combining Glass Beads and Fibers

Jari Sheese
The Ornament

Nicole Valentine-Rimmer
Silversmithing for Beadmakers

Aja Vaz
Organic Hollows: Coring and Capping Beads

 

Mini Workshops

Donna Felkner
Beadroller Beads

Karen Leonardo
Pulled Petal Flowers

Lori Peterson
Making Simple Murrini and Its Application

Jeri Wiskus
The Joy of Bead Crochet

Diane Woodall
How to Write an eBook

 

 

What is the Gathering?

The International Society of Glass Beadmakers (ISGB) holds an annual conference to bring together an international community of glass bead artists and enthusiasts. The conference, called The Gathering, is an occasion to become involved in the glass world and make valuable contacts. 

There are a wide variety of events at the conference to satisfy many interests. It is an opportunity for attendees to network with each other, gallery owners, collectors, technical vendors and suppliers.  It also gives technical vendors an opportunity to showcase new equipment, tools, supplies, and glass. Through demonstrations, lectures, panel discussions, and more attendees can learn new techniques and business skills to further their glass bead knowledge.

Registration is open to all, however being a member of the ISGB gives you the opportunity to participate in early registration. To download a .pdf version of the conference booklet, click here.

 

Future Gathering

Mark your calendar and save the date! 

2014  Houston, Texas   

July 16 - July 20 (classes start prior to the 16th)

 

Previous Gatherings


Following is a list of past Gatherings -

1993   Prescott, Arizona

1994   San Francisco, California

1995   Evanston, Illinois

1996   Seattle, Washington

1997   Albuquerque, New Mexico

1998   Corning, New York

1999   Scottsdale, Arizona

2000   Oakland, California

2001   Boulder, Colorado

2002   Alexandria, Virginia

2003   Lowell, Massachusetts 

2004   Portland, Oregon

2005   Louisville, Kentucky

2006   Kansas City, Missouri

2007   Minneapolis, Minnesota

2008   Oakland, California

2009  Miami, Florida
          Photo Album

2010  Rochester, New York
          Photo Album
 
2011  Louisville, Kentucky
 
2012  Bellevue, Washington
 
2013  Rochester, New York

 

 
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