Lisa Liddy, Southwest Regional Director
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Welcome to the Southwest regional page, representing the great states of Arizona, Nevada, New Mexico and Utah! I am your regional director Lisa Liddy. Please feel free to contact me with any questions, concerns or comments you have about the ISGB or the Southwest region, or if I can help you in any way.

On this webpage you will find a number of glass resources from our region. First there are the official ISGB chapters and other unofficial groups. They are probably your single best resources. Next is a listing of bead events in the region. For those that want to learn new lampworking techniques, I have compiled a list of instructional facilities in the region. Last, I have put together a list of primarily lampworking suppliers in the region for those that want it now or like to see before you buy. I hope that this list will be beneficial and if you know of other regional resources or events, let me know at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .


Chapter/Group Listings:

 

 

ASGB – Arizona Society of Glass Beadmakers - Official ISGB Chapter
www.azsgb.org

Diana Rogers, President
Ivy Boyer, Vice President
Lisa Hamilton, Secretary
Deborah Bucher, Treasurer
 
Events:

Tucson Gem Shows - January 12 - February 14, 2016. For more information on all the various shows, check out www.tucsonshowguide.com

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

 

Arizona

Fire Childe Glass Studio
10031 E. Shoshone Dr.
Gold Canyon, Arizona 85118
www.firechildeglassstudio.com

Laurie Nessel Studio
Tempe, Arizona
www.laurienesselstudio.com

Mesa Arts Center
1 East Main Street
Mesa, Arizona 85201
(480) 644-6520
www.mesaartscenter.com

Sonoran Glass School
633 W. 18th Street
Tucson, Arizona 85701
(520) 885-7814
www.sonoranglass.org

 
The Melting Point, LLC. - an ISGB Affiliate Member
1449 Arizona 89A, Suite 1 – Participant in ISGB Vendor Discount Program
Sedona, Arizona 86336
(928) 202-9613
www.the-melting-point.com

 
New Mexico
 
High Desert Flame Works - an ISGB Affiliate Member
1751 Bellamah NW #2109
Albuquerque, New Mexico
(505) 504-9971
https://www.facebook.com/HighDesertFlame
www.jonesartglass.com

 

Nevada

Hallamore Designs
(Formerly Tapestry Glass)
Reno, Nevada
(775) 342-8658
www.tapestryglass.com
Open torch available Thursdays by appointment.


Kadam Glass Studio 
47 Glen Carran Cir
Sparks, Nevada  89431
(775) 848-2316
Beginning bead making workshops on Wednesday evenings and some Saturdays.
Open Torch on Thursday evenings..
 

Lampworking Suppliers/Services:
 
Arizona

Brown’s Torch & Regulator Repair, Inc.
2504 W. McDowell Rd.
Phoenix, Arizona 85009-2907
(602) 278-6556
Torch and regulator repair, reconditioned regulators

DFacto Design
3815 N. Arizona Ave. #10
Chandler, Arizona 85225
(480) 809-5054
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Supplier of borosilicate glass: Tag, Momka, Northstar, Glass Alchemy & Golden Gate.

GG Glass – an ISGB Corporate Member
Tucson, Arizona
www.ggglass.com
Supplier of cane, frit, dichroic glass strips, specialized mandrels, tools and jewelry findings.

Riley Designs Dichroic Strips – an ISGB Corporate Member
Jerome, Arizona – Participant in ISGB Vendor Discount Program
https://www.facebook.com/RileyDesignsDichroicStrips
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Roadrunner Oxygen Service, Inc.
5234 W. Missouri Ave.
Glendale, Arizona 85301
(623) 842-6020 or toll free (800) 261-7785
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Oxygen concentrator repair

The Blast Sheild
2103 W. Parkside Lane, Ste #109
Phoenix, Arizona 85027
www.theblastsheild.com
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Flame-working tools and equipment.

The Melting Point, LLC. – an ISGB Affiliate Member
1449 Arizona 89A, #1 – Participant in ISGB Vendor Discount Program
Sedona, Arizona 86336
(928) 202-9613
www.the-melting-point.com
The Melting Point is a distributor of Effetre, Bullseye, CIM and Double Helix glass.
 
New Mexico

Greymatter Glass – an ISGB Affiliate Member
7121-A Washington St. NE
Albuquerque, New Mexico
(505) 884-0318
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Greymatter-Glass/107015047086
Supplier of borosilicate glass, tools, kilns, etc.

Nevada

Glass Art Studio Inc.
4310 Cameron Street, Suite 3
Las Vegas, Nevada 89103
(702) 227-9794
http://www.glassartinc.com/index.html
Beadmaking tools and glass


Other Types of Suppliers/Services:

Arizona

David Orr Photography – Participant in ISGB Vendor Discount Program
Mesa, Arizona
(602) 363-8161
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www.davidorrphotography.com

Doug Baldwin Photography
Prescott, Arizona
(480) 221-0990
www.dougbaldwinphoto.com

Halstead Bead – an ISGB Corporate Member
6650 Inter Cal Way – Participant in ISGB Vendor Discount Program
Prescott, Arizona
(928) 778-6776
www.halsteadbead.com
Beading supplies

Metal Me This – an ISGB Corporate Member
Phoenix, Arizona – Participant in ISGB Vendor Discount Program
www.metalmethis.etsy.com
www.facebook.com/metalmethis

Metal patinas, etched metal sheets and cuffs, bead caps and more.
 
Soft Flex Company - an ISGB Corporate Member
Sara Oehler - Participant in ISGB Vendor Discount Program
(866) 925-FLEX
www.softflexcompany.com
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New Mexico
 
Sweeney Collection - an ISGB Affiliate Member
Contemporary Art Glass Bead Museum
PO Box 44
Glorieta, New Mexico 87535
(505) 629-3884
www.sweeneycollection.com