Possibly the most remarkable thing about the Bullseye Glass factory is that it exists at all.

It is the 21st century. Stuff is made in China, Indonesia and Vietnam.  That any product can be made by hand on an industrial scale in America today defies the economic odds. That many of those same hands – in their off hours – also make art, is the second miracle of Bullseye.


Last night I went to the awards reception for the factory’s eighth annual show of glassworks made by its people.

The Working Glass exhibition is always fun. This year the minds, eyes and hearts that schedule, ladle, roll, build, sell and teach with Bullseye glass delivered up some of the most engaging pieces I’ve seen in years.

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OK, I admit to being a Google Alert junkie. Today’s alert for Bullseye took me out to a site run by a former BE Girl, Laura James.

That’s Laura, fifth from the right, wedged – before she escaped – between a gaggle of other BE babes at last summer’s BECon party.

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