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BECon 2017

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June 22-24, 2017


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

Keynote speaker

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.”
-Judy Tuwaletstiwa


  • Janet Bartholomew, Bullseye Glass
  • Tim Carey, Judson Studios
  • Dr. Jane Cook, Corning Museum of Glass 
  • Michael Endo, Bullseye Projects
  • Dawndae Hamilton, Bullseye Studio
  • Nadania Idriss, Berlin Art Glas
  • Tom Jacobs, Bullseye Studio
  • David Judson, Judson Studios
  • Niela Kalra, Nielanell
  • Morgan Van Madison, Morgan Madison Studio
  • Lani McGregor, Bullseye Projects
  • Laura O'Quin, Bullseye Projects
  • Ted Sawyer, Bullseye Glass
  • Richard Whiteley, Australian National University

*Subject to change.


  • 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


  • Earlybird rate: $495 (available December 1 - March 31)
  • Regular rate: $575 (available April 1 to May 22)
  • Student scholarships also available


Lodging Info | Student Scholarships | Workshops

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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