The Society of Glass Beadmakers will hold its 6th Annual
Gathering/Conference entitled Echoes of Ancient Glass in Corning, NY
at the Radisson Hotel, May 7-10, 1998. Pre and post-conference workshops
are scheduled. Our annual conference is geared to the interests of
glass beadmakers and lampworkers. This year, we have many events and
exhibits that will interest jewelry designers and bead enthusiasts who
visit the area, whether or not they attend the conference. As you know,
Corning is the Glass Mecca. The Corning Museum has one of the worlds
most extensive collections of glass beads and jewelry. We will be
hosting a Bead Bazaar on May 9th, 10 AM to 6 PM. The Bazaar admission
is free and open to the public. This is the first time that this many
glass bead artists will travel this far east. There will be more than 60
national and international bead artists at the Bead Bazaar including
many bead artists that are featured in articles and adverti***ts in
national magazines. The Technical Vendors will be open the duration of
the conference. Many of the major glass distributors, tool and torch
manufactures will be present.
Related shows include:
* "Contemporary Glass Beads and Jewelry, a juried show of 37 glass
bead artists at the Rockwell Museum Corning NY, May 1 - June 28,
reception May 8.
* All Members Show, Echoes of Ancient Glass, Radisson Hotel Corning
NY, from May 1 through May 31
* Big Bead Bash, Sculptural Glass Bead Show and Sale, Whitehouse
Books Corning NY, from May 1 to June 7, reception May 9.
* Handmade Glass Bead Designer Showcase, Show and Sale, Fibers and
Fantasy, Corning NY from May 1 to June 7, reception May 9.
interested in a glass beadmakers conference packet or the bead
enthusiasts activities list. Include your name, mailing address and
Check out our new web site at www.sgb.org.