BECon 2017 Technical Display
The Technical Display area is located in Smith Ballroom on the 3rd floor of Smith Memorial Student Union at Portland State University.
Technical Display Happy Hour
After the last session on Friday, relax and chat with Technical Display exhibitors. We'll provide a light nosh and buy your first drink at the no-host cash bar. Remember to wear your BECon badge!
Technical Display Exhibitors
The innovative way to hang your glass art. The patented Adjustabail range of products has been specifically created to enable glass and ceramic art to be wall mounted with ease. The three sizes—Mini, Midi, and Maxi—are designed to hang various sizes and weights of panel and shallow cast pieces. Adjustabail is less expensive than either a custom-made frame or metal fixings and much less obtrusive, too. A solution for the artist, the customer, and the gallery, Adjustabail is easy, adjustable, discreet, and affordable.
For 90 years it has been our passion to develop and produce the finest tools and accessories for glaziers and the glass industry. A family business founded in 1923 in Germany, we have more than 300 employees at 14 locations worldwide representing the following product divisions: Handling, Glass Cutting (manual and automatic), Glazing, Tools, Machinery, Fittings, and Surface Technology. Our product line is precisely tailored to the needs of trade, industry, and retail customers. Quality is the leading principle at Bohle—in every area. We develop and manufacture many products ourselves. Our modern logistics center quickly dispatches your order.
Bohle America, Inc.
Bullseye Glass Co.
Since 1974, we’ve collaborated with artists around the globe to produce quality art glass and promote quality glass art. Our gallery presents and promotes the work of innovative artists. Our research and education programs—including online video lessons and classes at our Resource Centers in the Bay Area, Los Angeles, New York, Portland, and Santa Fe—inspire kiln-glass makers everywhere, helping them build skills, acquire new techniques, and discover new forms and projects.
3722 SE 21st Avenue
Bullseye Projects explores contemporary glass with makers, designers, and viewers of all ages. We create meaningful experiences with Bullseye glass by offering:
300 NW 13th Avenue
Bullseye Studio collaborates with artists, architects, and designers from around the world to fabricate art glass for the built environment, including landscapes, public art projects, and large-scale art installations.
3722 SE 21st Ave
Covington Engineering has been manufacturing equipment for the art glass industry since its inception. Covington manufactures a variety of coldworking machines—from grinders to polishers—for everyone from the hobbyist to the professional artist. Still proudly made and assembled in the USA. We also carry many supplies needed for grinding and polishing.
715 West Colton Avenue
Creative Glass develops and sells glass products and accessories, as well as offering courses on various creative subjects via The Creative Glass School.
Geerenstr. 13 / Kindhausen
G-Manu Cutting System
An elegantly simple yet powerful cutting tool developed by Rudi Gritsch, based on his decades of experience working with glass. Traditionally, cutting glass involves using a tape measure and then factoring in the width of the glasscutter. Not with the G-Manu. Once you adjust its magnetic ruler to the location of the cutting wheel, all your cuts correspond exactly to what you see on the ruler. Plus, it works for both right- and left-handed users!
Working in conjunction with Glass Equations in Portland, Ore., Glass Strategies is a collaborative group for all-custom work—residential & commercial—in the art glass industry. For more than a quarter century, we’ve worked worldwide translating our clients' equations, aesthetics, and necessities into reality. We specialize in glass fabrication from miniature to monumental, plus lamination, coldworking, sandblasting, and a wide variety of strategic adhesives. Trust us to strategize imaginatively and personally meet safety codes and timelines. Flawlessly bonding art to science.
13908 N Lombard St
His Glassworks specializes in coldworking tools and equipment for the glass artist including top quality diamond tools, machinery, polishing compounds, loose abrasives, epoxies, and safety equipment among others. Distributing for 3M, Abrasive Technology, Alpha Tools, Covington Engineering, Flex North America, Husqvarna, HXTAL NYL-1 epoxy, Gemini Saw, Polpur grinding wheels, Suhner tools, VID sintered diamond tools and many others. We have access to tools that enable you to create the artwork you envision. We can also provide custom tools according to your specifications. Our website includes an online catalog, a Learn section with product video walkthroughs and techniques, and easy online ordering and quoting.
2000 Riverside Drive
Paragon manufactures electric kilns for use in all aspects of art glass production, from bead annealing to glass casting. We have a large selection of catalog standard kilns designed for the glass artist. Because of our experienced engineering staff and extensive production capability, we can also manufacture special designs for your specific needs.
2011 South Town East Blvd.
Waterjet Design lets the power of water give shape to your ideas.
333 NE Lincoln St.