ISGB Opens July 27.


The Glass School Gang celebrates Rob Kincheloes birthday at Franklin’s Restaurant.

L-R: Michael Janis, Tim Tate, visiting artist Melissa Stern, Erwin Timmers, Robert Kincheloe, Sean Hennessey & Nancy Donnelly. Photo by Chip Montague.

The Washington Glass School had lunch at nearby Franklins to:

1). Celebrate Rob’s Birthday.

2) Wish Rob well at the International Society of Glass Beadmakers (ISGB) Gathering in Louisville, KY, opening the 27th. Rob will be presenting at the conference, and he promised photos for to post on the school blog.

Looking forward to the postings!

2011 ISGB Conference in Louisville


The 2011 International Society of Glass Beadmakers (ISGB) Gathering will take place in Louisville, Kentucky from July 27th – July 31st. This year’s theme is “Diversity and Creativity: Cultural Influences in Glass Beadmaking”.

The ISGB Gathering will feature presentations, gallery tours, workshops and opportunities to network. Our torchworking superstar, Rob Kincheloe will be one of the presenters.

Click here to jump to the ISGB Registration Booklet PDF for a listing of the classes and presenters.

2010 Glass Art Society Conference


This coming June, the 40th GAS conference will be held, this time in nearby Louisville, KY – some great events, lectures, demos and honors are scheduled! Lino Tagliapietra will be doing a demo; Mark Peiser is honored with a Lifetime Achievement Award; lectures by some of the glass gods – like Richard Jolley; panels with Glass School favorites Tommie Rush and Jeremy Lepisto, Eddie Bernard, Judith Schaechter; Lec-Mos (Lecture + Demo?) by Oben Albright, Jeff Wallin, and so much more.
Registration opens Dec 1. For a pdf of the Conference Brochure click HERE