This page provides links to fellow glass schools, suppliers, and other items we have found of interest. Note that inclusion on this page isn't necessarily an endorsement - just a pointer.
Please send suggestions of things to include here to john wilkes
or jim wiltschko
Glass suppliers - color and batch
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- Gaffer glass USA - New Zealand color manufacturer (rod in whole kilograms only)
- Kugler - German glass manufacturer (color chart)
- Reichenbach (aka Q-color) - German glass manufacturer (color chart)
- Reusche - enamels for glass painting.
- From David Ensign: "Here's the catalog. I ordered from the list of Hot Glass Colors at the bottom of page 7, my teacher (John DeWit) recommended them for anything you want to gather over. I also got the sample kit #3000, but it was a only a tiny bit of each color. I'm using the 1903 paining medium, but there is also a water medium. You can silkscreen this stuff. The COE is unknown, but it seems to work."
- Spruce Pine Batch Co. (also have color charts for Kugler, Reichenbach)
- Blockhead Tools - blocks, molds, paddles, parchoffi - distributed in US by Olympic Color
- Carlo Dona - brass molds, hand tools - distributed in the US by Spiral Arts
- C.R. Machine - pipes, punties
- Cutting Edge Products - hand tools, pipes, punties, shop equipment
- Hot Block Tools - cherry wood blocks, molds, paddles
- Jim Moore - hand tools
- Maruko Tools - hand tools - the Japanese language pages have the complete range of tools, the English does not.
- Palmer - hand tools, pipes, punties - distributed in the USA by C&R Loo
- Putsch - hand tools, pipes, punties
- Steinert - hand tools, machines, molds, pipes, punties
- Bild-Werk Frauenau, Germany
- Corning Museum of Glass, New York
- The Glass Furnace, Turkey
- Haystack Mountain School of Crafts, Maine
- MIT glass lab, Massachusets
- Ox-bow, Michigan
- Penland School of Crafts, North Carolina
- Pilchuck Glass School, Washington state
- Pittsburgh Glass Center, Pennsylvania
- Pratt Fine Arts, Seattle
- Red Deer College, Alberta, Canada
- Scuola del vetro abate zanetti, Murano,Italy
- Urban Glass, New York
A longer list can be found at WorldArtGlass.com
. and another one (slightly out of date), at Steiner Industries
These typically require that you know the owners or someone who has previously worked in that studio.
- Glass Art Society - preeminent glass organization in the USA
- 2008 annual conference, June 19-21, Portland, OR
- 2009 annual conference, June 11-14, Corning, NY
- 2010 annual conference, June 10-12, Louisville, KY
- 2011 annual conference, June , Seattle, WA
- 2012 annual conference, June 13-17, Toledo, OH
- 2013 annual conference, June 13-15, Boston, MA
- Ed Schmidt, Beginning glassblowing, Glass Mountain Press, January 2005, ISBN 0963872826 (Abe's books, Olympic color, Amazon.com)
- Ed Schmidt, Advanced glassworking techniques, Glass Mountain Press, December 1997, ISBN 0963872818 (Olympic color, Amazon.com)
- Ed Burke, Glass Blowing: A Technical Manual, Crowood Press, November 2005, ISBN 1861265212 (Amazon.com)
- Lucartha Kohler, Glass: An Artist's Medium, Krause Publications, March 1999, ISBN 087341604X (Amazon.com)
- 500 Glass Objects: A Celebration of Functional & Sculptural Glass, Lark Books, May 2006, ISBN 1579906931 (Amazon.com)
- William Warmus, Fire and Form: The Art of Contemporary Glass, Norton Museum of Art, June 2003, ISBN 0943411394 (Amazon.com)
- Henry Halem, Glass Notes: a Reference for the Glass Artist, Franklin Mills Press, November 2006, ISBN 1885663064
- Graham Stone, Firing Schedules for Glass: the Kiln Companion, Igneous Glassworks, 2010 ISBN 978-0-578-05495-7
- Dudley F. Giberson, Jr., A Glassblower's Companion: a Compilation of Studio Equipment Designs, Essays, and Glassmaking Ideas, 1998 ISBN 0-9665713-0-4
- Pete VanderLaan's CraftWEB message board (many wide-ranging discussions about glass)
- Brad Shute's handmade-glass.com
Marketing and selling
There are many good glass-related videos to be found on sites like YouTube. This link highlights just a small part of that selection.