“Now back up against the furnaces and stand still.” With the metabolism of a heavily caffeinated chipmunk and the curiosity of a five-year old, Bullseye’s production manager is rarely in one place for long.

Sam Andreakos epitomizes the best of Bullseye’s people. In the 30 years that he’s been in the factory, he’s met and wrestled to the ground every high-speed challenge I’ve seen thrown his way. read more

Dan circa 1975. Forty-something years ago Bullseye’s founder couldn’t decide whether he was prouder of the ingeniously winged glass spreader he’d invented or of the factory surviving its first year in business – a milestone proudly proclaimed on the newly designed T-shirt: “Handcast Glass Since 1974”

We celebrated Dan’s 75th birthday last week with a movie, his favorite fish stew and a wee dram of my favorite single malt. read more

Last week we asked our followers on Facebook to post pictures of their glass studios. And did they ever! Here are a few of our favorites.

Sarah Miller Art Studio: "Well, clearly I enjoy chaos."

Mary E. Garcia Studio: "All the tables in our gallery are made from Bullseye crates!"

Laurie Glasskicker Freivogl Studio: "Hard to get a good shot of my Kiku Handmade narrow studio, but here it is. The floor is glitter."

Carol Carson Studio: "This was taken a couple years ago - it's much messier now."

Carmella Jarvi Studio

Faye Travel-Iron: "Work in progress!!!!!" :)

Thanks to everyone who shared pictures! Keep up the great work!

On Tuesday, June 27, we received word from Oregon’s Department of Environmental Quality that we could begin using chromium to make glass again. It had been more than one year since chromium was removed from our product line while we built and tested a state-of-the-art emissions control system.

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We set up a color palette exercise in-house to see what would come of it.

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Open Kilnforming Studio is one of the great perks of taking a workshop here at Bullseye. It’s open to all levels, whether you’re new to glass or have years of experience. Once you’ve completed one class or workshop at a Bullseye Resource Center, you’re eligible to participate in Open Kilnforming Studio.

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We’re pretty into these little dishes. The form is functional, small and right at home in the kitchen, at the dining table or on a nightstand, dresser or desk. Nice for salt, jewelry, coins or other small items. Great as a set or as a stand alone object.

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Here’s the scoop on making a sweet little light box, great for frit & powder work. We put this version to the test in a few recent workshops with Miriam Di Fiore and it passed with flying colors.

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Simple hake brush math

Here’s an easy time-saver for anyone who uses shelf primer on a regular basis.

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Have you ever thought about working with rods in an elevated drop out mold? We did just that with a some extra pieces from this Stripes and Dots Quick Tip. Check it out.

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