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2015 Gathering Registration Now Open To All

Registration for the 2015 Gathering in Albuquerque, New Mexico is now open to all ISGB members and those that would like to join to attend the conference. Click here to register online.

Hotel reservations will be done from the same link used for general registration.

The Gathering, our annual conference, will be in Albuquerque, New Mexico, July 15 thru 19, 2015, with pre-conference workshops beginning July 14. Experience an eclectic mix of the best in presentations, workshops, seminars, tours, and other activities that will both educate and inspire. Share collective knowledge, explore our new vision and outreach, and experience Forging Connections :: Celebrating Community.


The 2015 Gathering booklet is available to download here.

 

 

Call for Submissions: The Art of Glass – Flameworking Volume 1

The International Society of Glass Beadmakers invites glass artists to submit work for the upcoming new publication, The Art of Glass - Flameworking Volume 1, due out fall 2015. 

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Future Gatherings

Gathering Registration and Hotel Reservations are now open to all ISGB members and those that would like to join to attend the conference.

The Gathering, our annual conference, will be in Albuquerque, New Mexico, July 15 thru 19, 2015, with pre-conference workshops beginning July 14. Experience an eclectic mix of the best in presentations, workshops, seminars, tours, and other activities that will both educate and inspire. Share collective knowledge, explore our new vision and outreach, and experience Forging Connections :: Celebrating Community.

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

Presentations

Brigitte Martin, keynote speaker
That's My Story and I'm Stickin' to it!

Andrew and Erika Brown
The State of the Borosilicate Glass Art Industry

Cleo Dunsmore Buchanan
Red Tailed Hawk

Sessin Durgham
Arc Welding: Sponsored by Rio Grande

Kim Fields
Nature in Glass: An Inspirational Journey

Lori Greenberg
Soft Glass Cold-Stack Murrini: Color Mixing and Construction

Tom Holland
Knot Talk

Leslie Kaplan
Double-Ruffled Borosilicate Discs

Anne Mitchell
Defining Your Creative Voice in a Noisy World

Claudia Trimbur-Pagel, international presenter
Little Pirate

Terri Caspary Schmidt
The Evolution and Deconstruction of the Moroccan Bead

Beth Williams
Forging Ahead: Creating New Connections in Glass with Metal

Lewis Wilson
How to Work Borosilicate Glass: A Quick Journey through Five Decades of Glass 

Workshops

Cleo Dunsmore Buchanan
Wildlife Illustration

Jennifer Field
Fire and Fleece: Combining Glass Beads and Felted Wool

Kim Fields
Sculptural Floral Beads

Bronwen Heilman

Everyone Loves BLING! Everyone Loves GLASS!

Patty Lakinsmith
Mad Science: Electroforming and Off-Mandrel Pendant Techniques

Anne Mitchell
Creating Settings for Lampworked Beads

Claudia Trimbur-Pagel, international instructor
Precision in Shape and Decoration

Terri Caspary Schmidt

Dots, Lines, and Tessellations

Heather Trimlett
Buttons, Buttons, Amazing Buttons!

Lewis Wilson
Dirty Looie's Quick and Dirty Boro
 
Mini Workshops

Sandra Lupo
Boehmian Bangle with Conetastic™ & Hourglass Neckchain with Conetatstic™
 
Eleanore Macnish
Carmen Miranda Bracelet

Anne Mitchell
Roman Tab: Ancient Classic Chain

Hannah Rosner
Selling via Social Media in Today's Market


Seminars

Kendra Bruno
You'll Shoot Your Eye Out: Artist Statements, Juried Exhibitions, and More

Jennifer Field, Patty Lakinsmith, Marcy Lamberson, Stephanie Sersich
Instructors' Seminars I and II

 

Donations

The International Society of Glass Beadmakers (ISGB) is the premier and foremost
organization for the promotion, education, and appreciation of the art of glass
beadmaking for wearable, sculptural, and functional art. We were an important
catalyst for the contemporary glass movement in America and in just two decades,
we have become a worldwide organization with over 1,400 members. Thousands
of beadmakers in the world have ISGB to thank for their safe studios, available
classes, supplies, and profitable businesses. 

ISGB continues to raise the bar for excellence in glass bead artistry by providing
juried shows which become worldwide exhibits, educating our beadmakers, providing
a strong voice for glass beads in the art community, sharing new techniques, and
providing scholarships to our annual conference, The Gathering.

As we preserve the rich traditions of glass beadmaking, while encouraging development,
education, and collecting, additional funding will be required. Our annual convention
and membership dues no longer meet the financial needs for all of the programs and
services that we offer. Please consider donating to 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.

 

 

Glass Bead Evolution

Glass Bead Evolution is the emagazine of the ISGB and is created by beadmakers for beadmakers. Every issue features a complementary medium while maintaining a strong emphasis on glass. Each issue is provided quarterly, as a digital download and is free as a part of ISGB membership. Back issues may be purchased by members or non-members and certain back issues are still available in print. See below.

Glass Bead Evolution provides its readership robust content that includes insight into artists’ private worlds, tours of fascinating venues, tips and techniques for both glass and complementary mediums, safety articles, a showcase of exquisite work, and reviews of tools, materials, tutorials, and books.

 

Glass Bead Evolution 
Volume 1, Issue 1, 2013 

 

Contents

Kristina Logan - Artist Spotlight

Holly Cooper – The Patina of Life

Rochester Arc + Flame Center

Melanie Hazen – Tutorial

Diane Sepanski – Guided Tour

Reviews
Encore - Members' Showcase
36 pages

PDF version – US$9

single-page format (best for tablet
reviewing such as an iPad) 
Add to Cart

PDF version – US$9
two-page spreads 
Add to Cart


Printed copies, prices include
shipping.

Printed magazine – US$15

Ship within the United States


Printed magazine – US$16

Ship to Canada


Printed magazine  – US$20

Ship to outside North America

   

Glass Bead Evolution
Volume 1, Issue 2, 2013



Contents
Lisa Atchison - Artist Spotlight
JC Herrell - Artist Spotlight
Julie Nordine – Guided Tour
Lori Greenberg – Tutorial
Blue Moon Glassworks
Reviews
Encore - Members' Showcase
36 pages

PDF version – US$9

single-page format (best for tablet
reviewing such as an iPad) 
Add to Cart

 

PDF version – US$9

two-page spreads 
Add to Cart


Printed copies, prices include
shipping.

Printed magazine – US$15

Ship within the United States


Printed magazine – US$16

Ship to Canada


Printed magazine  – US$20

Ship to outside North America

 
 

Glass Bead Evolution
Volume 1, Issue 3, 2013 

Contents
Kris Schaible - Artist Spotlight
Lori Greenberg - Artist Spotlight
Sharon Peters - Tutorial
Dan Adams & Cynthia Toops-Guided Tour
CGBeads
Reviews
Encore - Members' Showcase
40 pages

PDF version – US$9
single-page format (best for tablet
reviewing such as an iPad)
Add to Cart

PDF version – US$9
two-page spreads
Add to Cart

 

Glass Bead Evolution
Volume 2, Issue 1, 2014

Contents
Margie Shanahan
Bullseye Glass Company
Bronwen Heilman
Dawn Scannell - Artist Spotlight
Dawn Scannel - Tutorial
Kiersten Kern - Tutorial
Reviews
Encore - Members' Showcase
40 pages

PDF Version - US$9
single-page format (best for tablet reviewing such as an iPad)
Add to Cart

PDF Version - US$9

two-page spreads
Add to Cart 

   

Glass Bead Evolution
Volume 2, Issue 2, 2014

 

Contents
Patty Lakinsmith
Lisa Liddy
Glass Sorbet
Stephanie Sersich
Kristina Logan
Robert Simmons, Ph.D.
Jennifer Place
Maria Richmond
Ann Davis
Reviews
Encore - Members' Showcase
54 pages

PDF Version - US$9
single-page format (best for tablet reviewing such as an iPad)
Add to Cart  


PDF Version - US$9

two-page spreads
Add to Cart

   

 

For back issues of the Glass Bead and other ISGB publications, visit the Publications page.

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Journey

Journey is a glimpse into the evolution of ISGB members who have chosen to share their
personal growth in beadmaking while supporting our organization. This fundraising effort 
was open to all members, from newcomers to well-known lampworkers, or somewhere
in between. Some chose to show just their current work while others included a visual
timeline from their early days working with glass to now.

 

 

Journey is 80 pages plus cover featuring 77 ISGB members and five chapters and is available
for purchase as a PDF download for $15 (please click on the Add to Cart button below) or as
print-on-demand book for $39 plus shipping

 

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