Welcome to the Glass Craft & Bead Expo!
If you have not yet registered for classes, there are still plenty of fabulous ones to choose from.
Each week from now until show time, we will spotlight some of our awesome instructors along with the classes that they will be offering.
Please take some time to look them over… perhaps one of them is the "one" you have been looking for.
The Claycomb Group
Indianapolis, IN USA
My artforms are a study in engineering as well as non-traditional design and fabrication.
All classes reflect self developed techniques that allow students to create individualized unique work.
I very much enjoy watching students create gallery quality work in a day!
Artwork displayed in galleries and private collections across the country as well as abroad.
Boise, ID USA
Stephanie Eddy, a jewelry designer for 40-plus years, is involved in all aspects of bead and jewelry design, from teaching at trade shows, bead stores and bead societies across the U.S. to creating designer quality jewelry kits and tools. She is the inventor of the Lazee Daizee Viking Knit tool co-author of the “Lazee Daizee Guide to Viking Knit”.
Boise, ID USA
Michael Eddy has vast experience with Viking Knit wire work, with a focus on teaching techniques, consistency and wire management. He is co-author of the “Lazee Daizee Guide to Viking Knit”.
Boise Art Glass
Boise, ID USA
Vogelpohl, born in Prague, Czech Republic, fled to America in 1987. He grew up in Boise Idaho, taking art classes in Jr. High and High School. After graduating High School, Vogelpohl visited Eugene Oregon, where his instant attraction to glassblowing sparked. In 1997 Vogelpohl began flameworking in his garage. The first two years involved much torch time and guidance from Robert Mickelson, Kevin O’Grady and Casare Toffolo. A portion of Filip’s work revolves around spheres; exquisitely large ones. Vogelpohl is known for his unique vortex marbles. He was the first to create a five inch borosilicate vortex marble. Sculptural and functional glass also plays a big role in Vogelpohl’s lampworking career. Vogelpohl’s art is displayed in many boutiques and galleries throughout the United States, Japan and in his own gallery in Boise ID, Boise Art Glass.
Dana Lea Peters presently draws her creative inspirations in her studio in the beautiful Rocky Mountains, in Guffey, Colorado, incorporating the many natural elements found there into the silver designs.
Dana is a Certified Master Level instructor in Silver Clay, with Art ClayWorld USA and has been working with this unique medium for over 9 years, teaching extensively around the country. Her teaching venues have ranged from many small beadstores and rock shops, art guilds and large national bead conferences as well as altered art conferences.
Dana has begun construction on a studio in the Rocky Mountains to host Art Clay Retreats and workshops to help others with taking this medium to new levels and enjoys sharing the many techniques and inspirations with her students.
Lisa St Martin
Classically trained in Art Education at the University of Maryland and with graduate courses in Glass Technology at the University of Kansas, Lisa has been working with hot glass for over thirty- five years.
Working under a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts, Lisa studied glassblowing and engraving at the Jon Meyer Studio and with artisans from Steuben in Corning. With work all over the world and in many books, Lisa's time is spent refining her craft, developing new techniques and teaching.
She serves on the International Society of Glass Beadmaker’s National Conference Team as the Loss Prevention Specialist/Artist Liaison. She is the recipient of the ISGB’s 2010 Hall of Flame Award. Lisa is a Resident Artist in glass at The Workhouse at Lorton. She lives in northern Virginia where she tries to keep husband, two sons and many cats at bay!
Margaret lives in Tucson, Arizona and has worked with glass since 2001. In 2004, she completed work for her Master’s degree in Entomology (another fascination with things small and colorful), and her background is certainly apparent in her insect-themed Beetle and Butterfly beads.
The technique and chemistry of working with glass feed Margaret’s scientific side while the freedom allowed by working with a molten medium nourishes her creative soul. As a strong supporter of arts in the community, Margaret currently serves on the Board of Directors of both Sonoran Glass Art Academy and Beads of Courage.
Margaret Zinser’s glass beads and jewelry have been featured in galleries throughout the US, Canada, and Japan, and in several magazines, including Glass Art Magazine,The Flow, Bead and Button, and Bead Unique.
Guess who is turning 20 this year? Glass Craft & Bead Expo!!!!
Glass Craft & Bead Expo is turning 20 and we would like you to come and help us celebrate our 20th anniversary in 2014 at the South Point Hotel and Casino March 26 - March 30th.
We have a few surprises that we think you will enjoy so make sure to mark your calendars.
Once again we are offering over 250 classes taught by some of the world's most renowned artists. If you have not taken a class with us… you don't know what you are missing! Hot, warm, or cold, we have a class for you.
Our show floor is packed with exhibitors who have all the latest and greatest in technology and products. Back by popular demand, we will once again have the Glass Cutting Contest on Friday from 5pm-6pm. Come join the fun and cheer on your favorite contestant.
The Gallery of Excellence has grown to offer some of the world's most beautiful art pieces along with the local high school art student's most prized works.
The 2014 Glass Craft & Bead Expo will be held at the South Point Hotel and Conference Center in Las Vegas March 26-30 (Classes), March 28-30 (Tradeshow).
If you have not been to Glass Craft & Bead Expo before, the 2014 show will be even a better year to join us.
We gather the most renowned teachers and artists to provide our patrons a one-stop shop for the best in glass and bead artwork education.
We continually try to enhance the Glass Craft & Bead Expo to bring you the most sought after techniques and tools making the Expo the premier event of the year!
Feel free to contact us with any questions that are not answered on the FAQ tab on the top navigation bar of the page.
See you at the show!