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BECon 2017

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A conference exploring the intersections of color, kiln-glass, and the human experience

Glass embodies and facilitates change like no other art-making material. And the need to change our world—and remake our work, our communities, ourselves—has never been more urgent. In this spirit, Bullseye Glass hosted TRANSFORMATIONS, our 2017 international kiln-glass conference. The conference hosted makers from around the world for a face-to-face exploration of the technical, aesthetic, educational, and business developments spurring the evolution of kilnformed glass.

View a gallery of images from BECon 2017: TRANSFORMATIONS

Watch "Resurrection: The Transformation from Tradition with Tim Carey and Ted Sawyer" 

Watch "BECon 2017 Keynote: Transformations, Presented by Judy Tuwaletstiwa" 


June 22-24, 2017


Portland State University, Bullseye Projects, and the Bullseye Glass factory

Presenters & Sessions

Richard Whiteley
Tribute to Klaus Moje: A Visionary in Glass

Judy Tuwaletstiwa
Keynote Presentation: TRANSFORMATIONS

Dr. Jane Cook
Devit: Glass's Journey of Self-Discovery

Paul Housberg, Tom Jacobs, and Dorothy Lenehan; moderated by Dawndae HK Hamilton
Panel Discussion—Scale Up: Working with Fabricators

Niela Kalra, Silvia Levenson, and Dr. Karlyn Sutherland; moderated by Michael Endo
Panel Discussion—Permeable Structure: Transforming Spaces for Art

Brian Creany and Delaney Kelly; moderated by Tom Jacobs
Panel Discussion—Mixing Media

Tim Carey and Ted Sawyer
Panel Discussion—Resurrection: the Transformation from Tradition

Laura O'Quin and Daniel Schwoerer
How Glass is Made

Richard Whiteley
The Portland Vase: Re-Thinking Roman Cameo Glass

Daniel Clayman
This Changes Everything

Nadania Idriss, Mirka Jablonski, Lani McGregor, Laura O'Quin, and Johanna Donnelly
Panel Discussion—Multaqa: Meeting Through Glass



  • Design & technical topics
  • International survey of recent work
  • Professional practices / Case studies
  • Gallery exhibitions and private reception
  • Closing dinner and festivities
  • Pre and post-conference workshops

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BECon 2017

About BECon

Every two years, aspiring and accomplished kiln-glass professionals from around the globe gather in Portland to network, compare notes and expand their horizons. This gathering is known as BECon (the Bullseye Conference).

Bullseye has sponsored BECon since 2003, and today it’s the world's foremost kiln-glass conference. Each BECon explores a special topic through lectures, panel discussions and demonstrations led by noted artists, architects and other experts and leaders in kilnformed glass. In concert with each conference, Bullseye Projects hosts a related exhibition and Bullseye's Klaus Moje Research & Education Department hosts pre- and post-conference workshops. Other BECon traditions include the gala opening reception at Bullseye Projects, and the closing-night tour of the Bullseye Factory and a festive Lehr-B-Q celebration.

If you’re an intermediate-to-advanced or professional practitioner or even a serious student, consider BECon! It offers opportunities to be found nowhere else in the glass world.

Images from past BECons