Michelle Pearson, Northwest Regional Director
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Welcome to the Northwest regional page, representing the amazing states of Alaska, Idaho, Oregon and Washington. My name is Roxann Bale, and I've been having lots of fun representing you as your regional director. I've talked and emailed with many of you and it's been such a pleasure finding out what is important to you and how your glass journey has progressed. I look forward to connecting with as many of you as possible so that I may better represent you. Please feel free to contact me with any questions, concerns, comments, or ideas you have about the ISGB or the Northwest Region.
On this webpage you will find a number of glass resources from our region. First listed will be official ISGB chapters and other unofficial groups. Next is a list of bead events in the region. For those that want to learn new lampworking techniques, I have gathered a list of instructional facilities in the region. Last, you will find a list of primarily lampworking suppliers in the region.
I hope that these lists will be useful and if you know of other regional resources or events, please let me know by the 15th of each month so that we can share this meaningful info with all our members. It can be quite valuable to artists new to glass, artists moving into our region, or those of you who have been doing this for a long time but may not have heard about an event or resource. I can be reached at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Chapter/Group Listings:

Alaska Area Beadmakers:

Hot Headed Honeys

Oregon Area Beadmakers:
Aquila Glass School Bead & Boro Club
Bead club meetings: Third Wednesday of every other month 6-9pm
Boro club meetings: First Tuesday of every other month 6-9pm
Washington Area Beadmakers:
Fire & Rain Glass Bead Society - Official ISGB Chapter

Cheryl Matson - President
Cheryl Pope – Vice President
Ellen Harbison – Treasurer
Desta Dickinson - Secretary


April 2016 
NW Bead Retreat at Pilchuck: The annual Bead Retreat at Pilchuck is being planned for 2016 and is open to all ISGB members and Fire and Rain Chapter Members. In the price of the retreat, all meals, housing and use of the flat shop with equipment will be included. If you’ve never been, I highly recommend you consider attending

June 2016
8th Annual Degenerate Flame Off:  Functional Glass Art from the Underground in Eugene, Oregon. Come see Artist Teams battling it out for all the glory, plus Demo Artists showcasing their art and skills. fo

Teaching Facilities:

The teaching facilities listed here are larger multi-station facilities that bring nationally and internationally recognized artist. If what you are looking for instead is a good quality instructor, who has received ISGB instructor training, and may be willing to offer one-on-one instruction in a small studio setting go to this link

Artmosphere Studio – an ISGB Affiliate Member
801 East 82nd,Unit 8B
Anchorage, Alaska 99518


Boise Art Glass and Fire Fusion Studio
1124 West Front Street
Boise, Idaho 83702
(208) 345-1825


Aquila Glass School
1628 North Columbia Boulevard, Unit A
Portland, Oregon 97217
(503) 240-9449
Cascadia Center for Arts & Crafts
PO Box 64
Government Camp, Oregon 97028
(503) 272-3301 (Thursday through Sunday after 10am PT)
Cornerstone Glass Studio
1002 West 2nd Avenue, Unit #8
Eugene, Oregon 97402
(541) 341-1788

Eugene Glass School
784 South Bertelsen Road, Unit A
Eugene, Oregon 97402
(541) 342-2959


Firehouse Glass
518 Main Street
Vancouver, Washington 98660
(360) 695-2660
Pratt Fine Arts Center
1902 South Main Street
Seattle, Washington 98144
(206) 328-2200


Lampworking Suppliers/Services:


Bullseye Glass Company
3722 SE 21st Avenue
Portland, Oregon 97202
(503) 232-8887
Cornerstone Glass Studio & Supplies
1068 West 2nd Avenue
Eugene, Oregon 97402
(541) 341-1788
Glasscraft, Inc.
3844 Janisse Street
Eugene, Oregon 97402
(541) 684-6807
Northstar Glassworks
9386 SW Tigard Street
Tigard, Oregon 97223
(866) 684-6986 (Toll Free)


Uroboros Glass Studios, Inc.  – an ISGB Corporate Member
2139 North Kirby Avenue
Portland, Oregon 97227
(503) 284-4900


Creation Is Messy – an ISGB Corporate Member
Monroe, Washington

Frantz Art Glass
130 West Corporate Road
Shelton, Washington
(800) 839-6712

Glass Expressions – an ISGB Affiliate Member
648 SW 152ndSt.
Burien, Washington
(206) 242-2860

Lampwork Supply
8213 40th Street NW
Gig Harbor, Washington 98335
(985) 267-9675

Melt Glass Art Supply
502 Washington Street
Vancouver, Washington 98660
(360) 771-5617

Olympic Color Rods
818 John Street
Seattle, Washington 98109
(206) 343-7336

Other Types of Suppliers/Services:

There are no other suppliers/services