Exclusively for subscribers: This month we feature three new videos recorded at BECON 2013: CHROMA CULTURE: read more

How to describe the works of Mel Douglas?  I would start off by saying they’re not especially showy.  If I saw one from across the room, it likely wouldn’t pull me in.  But as I moved closer to the piece as I would naturally, I would notice it and the closer I got to it the more it would pull me.  I guess you could call that “gravity”.

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Photos from last week’s workshop–

Karl Harron, of Northern Ireland, began his 2014 US workshop tour at Bullseye Glass Resource Center Bay Area. read more

The Realm of Quantifiable Truths, the debut solo exhibition of Emily Nachison, was on view at Bullseye Gallery from July 2 – August 30, 2014. Emily, who is a Portland native, dropped by to speak about some of the ideas she was exploring while working on this project, some of her inspirations, and goals of her work.

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Folks come from far and wide to take classes in Bullseye’s Research & Education studios in Portland, and this week was no exception.

A group of 10 students from Japan have been here participating in a five-day glass fusing expedition organized by Junji Miwa of Jujo, a Bullseye dealer in Nagoya, Japan. This is the sixth such group trip that Miwa has led to Portland since 2005. For several members of the group, this was a return trip. Here are a few pictures snapped throughout the week. read more

In the newest Bullseye Kiln-Glass Education Online video lesson, we showed you a fun and easy project that uses the pâte de verre method.  Day of the Dead Skulls is a great way to learn the basic principles of the method, and have a finished product to show for it.  Now let’s take a look at some more advanced applications of pâte de verre.

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Day of the Dead (Dios de los Muertos) conjures some very distinct imagery: skeletons and skulls, often with big toothy grins, adorned with bright marigolds and intense saturations of color.  Macabre but also festive.  Most of you know it, or have seen it without realizing.

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Bullseye glass celebrates its 40th anniversary at the Portland factory

Welcome to the Bullseye Boardwalk!

Bullseye had its 40th Anniversary Boardwalk Bash party at the factory in Portland, OR in August. read more

Artist Lynn Basa in Bullseye's R&E studio

Artist Lynn Basa (center) visits Bullseye's Research & Education studio to check in on the project.

Bullseye is proud to be part of TriMet’s new Portland-Milwaukie light rail line, scheduled start service in September 2015. Our Research and Education team collaborated with the Canadian firm Mosaika to translate Chicago-based artist Lynn Basa‘s paintings into glass mosaics for the shelter columns at the new MAX line stations. read more

When I first saw online images of the glass that had been selected for the Emerge 2014 show, I was puzzled. I couldn’t understand what distinguished these pieces from many of the other images of glass I had looked at online, or why they would be chosen to represent the forefront of emerging contemporary kiln-glass. Then I attended the Emerge 2014 opening at Bullseye Gallery, and realized what I had been missing—and why.

Getting up close and personal with "Barbican" by Harry Morgan

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