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.
June 22-24, 2017
Portland State University, Bullseye Projects, and the Bullseye Glass factory
Judy Tuwaletstiwa—Author, painter, glassmaker
“As an artist, I give images form, making breath visible. While painting, writing, and working with glass, I pay attention to the possibly transformative gift of an image.”
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