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The Glassroots Education Project

The Glassroots Education Project is a unique opportunity for new and advanced lampworkers to learn from artists, tool makers, and raw material suppliers about technique, tricks, and insight into many aspects of the Functional Glass Art Industry. 


The 2017 Education Project will take place on the 3rd floor of the Monona Terrace in meeting rooms K-R

We have separated the classes from the Trade Show to limit distractions and interruptions.  

Relocating the Education Project also opens the Public side and gives Retail Exhibitors more sales opportunities throughout the day.



The Glassroots Education Project Hours:

Monona Terrace - Meeting Rooms K-R
Monday October 9th - 10 am - 5 pm
Tuesday October 10th - 10 am - 5 pm



Confirmed Classes/Instructors:

2017 Kobuki Class Flyer

Demo class with John Kobuki
$400/seat (limit 12 seats)

A 2 day class with John Kobuki will focus on translating patterns in nature to form flower and jellyfish marbles out of borosilicate glass. He will be creating, and explaining, the process of making intricate compression marbles.


Private demo class with Phil Siegel
$400/seat (limit 12 seats)

A 2 day class with Phil Siegel will focus on character study, and feature exploration into the art and craft of original character design.


Private demo class with Marble Slinger - "Back to the future"
$400/seat (limit 12 seats)

A 2 day class with the legendary Marble Slinger! Learn old school techniques and styles with 20 year veteran pipe maker M Slinger. A master of pattern techniques, he will explain honeycombs, inside out, fuming, disc flips, retticellos, bow ties, spirals, stuff and puffs, and some traditional shaping styles.


General Admission Classes
$100/seat 7 classes over 2 days

With talks and instruction by:

10:00AM - 1:00PM - Matt Eskuche - Nuances of small vessels
1:00PM - 2:00PM - Ben Belgrad - Building a Brand based on giving back    
2:00PM - 5:00PM    - Jahnny Rise - Sculpting & working boro color

10:00AM - 1:00PM - CalM - Evolution of the bird
1:00PM - 2:00PM - Alex Vicknair - Millie Inlay Stick & Snap
2:00PM - 3:30PM - Drew Kups - Fuming Tricks and Tips
4:00PM - 5:00PM - JuJu - Dotstaacking Tips & Tricks



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