GAS Conference at Ignite

GAS Conference Brochure

March 12-19, 2014

Lucio Bubacco and Fatih DuruerkLucio Bubacco and Fatih Duruerk will be artists in residence at Ignite Glass Studios leading up to the 2014 GAS Conference.

Mr. Bubacco and Mr. Duruerk will be working in the studio beginning on Wednesday, March 12 and will be lecturing for the School of the Art Institute Hot Projects class on Thursday, March 13. Mr. Bubacco will also be available to show the work he and Mr. Duruerk will create during the week long residency and to meet visitors during Day of Glass at Ignite Glass Studios on Wednesday, March 19.



March 15-19, 2014

Hot Glass Sculpting Workshop with Karen Willenbrink-Johnsen and Jasen Johnsen


March 19, 2014 

GAS Conference Day of GlassDay of Glass


Explore the “Windy City” through its glass studios and art venues and learn about our thriving art glass community here in Chicago.  Ignite Glass Studios looks forward to partnering with seven other art venues on March 19, 2014 to celebrate Day of Glass, which is free to the public.

Between the hours of 9am-noon, Ignite welcomes all visitors to watch a hot-sculpting demonstration by leading artist Karen Willenbrink-Johnsen in addition to touring our studio facility and to meet our staff artisans.

Each participating studio will be collecting visitor information. Guests who complete the Day of Glass tour by visiting each venue will be entered into a raffle to win one of eight incredible prizes donated by each Day of Glass studio.

To learn more about Day of Glass and to view participating venues, please click here.

Pre-Conference Reception

2014 Pre-Conference Reception Invitation FRONTWednesday, March 19, 6-10pm

$200 GAS member/$225 non-member

Join the international glass community for a spectacular Pre-Conference Reception in Ignite Glass Studios’ main event space. This annual fundraiser will feature hors d’oeuvres and a specialty GAS cocktail by Embeya, a multi course plated dinner by celebrity chef Mathias Merges inspired by Lifetime Achievement Award recipient Dan Dailey, and delightful surprises throughout the evening. Proceeds from this event will help the Glass Art Society keep Conference costs affordable for everyone — including students.

To learn more about the Pre-Conference Reception, please click here.

March 24-27, 2014

Four Days, Four Forms: Refining Skills Workshop with Boyd Sugiki and Lisa Zerkowitz