Welcome to the ISGB West Regional webpage. I am the West Regional Director, Jim Kervin. The West region consists of California and Hawaii. Please feel free to contact me with any questions, concerns or comments you have about the ISGB or the West 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 glassworking techniques, I have compiled a list of instructional facilities in the region. Last I have put together a list of glassworking suppliers in 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 resources let me know at 
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Chapter/Group Listings:

SGB NorCal
ISGB Chapter in Northern California -
Official ISGB Chapter
www.sgbnorcal.org
 
Sharon Peters, President
Jim Kervin, Treasurer 
 

Silicon Valley Fireflies - Official ISGB Chapter
ISGB chapter in Northern California
www.svfireflies.com
 
Jackie Marr, President
Janie Trainor, Vice President 
Michelle Staedler, Treasurer
Donna DeGrande and Judi McAlpin, Co-Secretaries 

So Cal Flame Surfers - Official ISGB Chapter
ISGB Chapter in Southern California
www.socalflamesurfers.org
 
Nina Dusedau, President
Dee Frey, Vice President 
Steven Bay, Secretary 
Charlie Warner, Treasurer


Events:

Throughout the year:
Gem Faire is one of the largest gem, jewelry & bead shows in the United States. With nearly 50 shows a year, Gem Faire brings quality gems, beads, crystals, minerals, findings and earth treasures to the west coast. 

Apr 22-24 in San Diego, CA at Scottish Rite Event Center
Apr 29-May 1 in Santa Rosa, CA at Sonoma County Fairgrounds/Grace Pavillion
May 6-May 8 in Costa Mesa, CA at OC Fair & Event Center
May 13-May 15 in Sacramento, CA at Scottish Rite Center
May 20-24 in Santa Barbara, CA at Earl Warren Showgrounds
Jun 24-26 in San Diego, CA at Scottish Rite Event Center
Jul 15-17 in San Rafael, CA at Marin Center/Exhibit Hall
Jul 29-31 in Santa Barbara, CA at Earl Warren Showgrounds
Aug 5-7 in Pleasanton, CA at the Alameda County Fairgrounds
Aug 12-14 in Sacramento, CA at Scottish Rite Center
Aug 19-21 in San Diego, CA at Scottish Rite Event Center
 

July 2016
Pasadena Bead & Design Show - Southern California's number one Bead & Design show with 300 artisan booths, galleries, merchant displays, design performances and workshops. July 28-30, Hilton Pasadena, 168 S. Los Robles Ave.

August 2016
Beads and Boutique Arts Show: The biannual Bead & Boutique Arts Show specializes in one-of-a-kind works of art, handmade beads, jewelry supplies, & vintage items. Hilton Concord Pleasant Hill Walnut Creek sometime in August.
November 2016
Bay Bead Extravaganza - BABE: The BABE show will be Nov. 12-13. This is the largest two-day bead and jewelery show on the West Coast, with over 150 exhibitor and 60 studio artists showing handmade, ethnic and vintage beads, jewelery, buttons, findings, books and more.


January 2017
The Whole Bead Show — Oahu: The 2015 show will be Jan 5th. It will be held at The Blaisdell Center, Hawaii Suites, 777 Ward Avenue, Honolulu Hawaii 96814.
 
Pasadena Bead & Design Show - Southern California's number one Bead & Design show with 300 artisan booths, galleries, merchant displays, design performances and workshops. January, Hilton Pasadena, 168 S. Los Robles Ave.
 
 
 
 
February 2016
Beads and Boutique Arts Show: The biannual Bead & Boutique Arts Show specializes in one-of-a-kind works of art, handmade beads, jewelry supplies, & vintage items. Hilton Concord Pleasant Hill Walnut Creek, California sometime in February.

 

 


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 http://www.isgb.org/isgb-education1/beadmaking-instructors.html.
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Northern California

Artglass Santa Barbara
4760 Calle Camarada
Santa Barbara, California 93111
(805) 895-2993
www.artglasssb.com

Bay Area Glass Institute – BAGI
401 E. Taylor Street, Suite 115
San Jose, California 95112
(408) 993-2244
www.bagi.org

The Crucible
1260 7th Street
Oakland, California 94607
(510) 444-0919
www.thecrucible.org/classes

Design with Fire 
518 Glide Ave., Suites L & M
West Sacramento, California 95691
(530) 400-8113
www.designwithfire.com

Graceful Customs Studio
10730 Center Avenue
Gilroy, California 95020
Each class has a Friday with the artist at the studio

Kiss My Glass
660A Seventh Avenue
Santa Cruz, California 95062
(831) 462-3077
www.kissmyglassonline.com

Loren Stump Studio
Elk Grove, California 95624
(916) 739-0912
www.stumpchuck.com

Public Glass
1750 Armstrong Avenue
San Francisco, California 94124
(415) 671-4916
http://www.publicglass.org/classes/

Rainbow Glass
4556 Auburn Blvd.
Sacramento, California 95841
(916) 483-3843
www.rainbowglass.org

Scarab Glassworks
729 Divisadero St.
Fresno, California 93721
(559) 486-5480
www.scarabglassworks.com

Studio One
365 45th Street
Oakland, California 94609
(510) 597-5027
www.studiooneartcenter.net 

Feather River Art Camp 
2512 13th Ave 
Oakland, California 94606
(510) 601-1619
http://www.featherriverartcamp.com/glassbeadmaking.php 
Bead workshops often held in early summer

Mendocino Art Center
45200 Little Lake St.
Mendocino, California 95460
(800) 653-3328 Ext 10
www.mendocinoartcenter.org
Bead workshops often held in summer

Arroyo Road Bead Collective 
55 Arroyo RD
Forest Knolls, California 94933
(415) 488-9014
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Southern California

Art Glass Guild
1770 Village Place, Studio 25
San Diego, California 92101
(619) 702-8006
www.artglassguild.org

Coatings by Sandberg – CBA — an ISGB Corporate Member
856 North Commerce Street
Orange, California 92867 
Five miles from Disneyland
(714) 538-0888
www.cbs-dichroic.com

The Blue Dolphin
6350 El Cajon Boulevard 
San Diego, California 92115 
http://www.heathertrimlett.com/calendar.htm

The Mandrel
25101 South Normandie Avenue, Unit 1C
Harbor City, California 90710 
(310) 413-9789 
www.themandrel.com

Pacific Art Glass
125 West 157th Street 
Gardena, California 90248 
(310) 516-7828
http://www.pacificartglass.com


Lampworking Suppliers/Services:

Northern California

American Laboratory Supply
1033 Ohio Avenue 
Richmond, California 94804 
(510) 620-0220
Good selection of borosilicate tube mostly Schott and Corning. Also has Glass Alchemy and Northstar color rod.

Arrow Springs
331 #2 Industrial Dr.
Placerville, California 95667
(800) 899-0689 or (530) 344-9219
www.arrowsprings.com 
Torches, kilns, tools, supplies, BellaDonna, Dazzlings™ Frits, Thompson Enamels

Artist’s Reliable Tool Company – ARTCO Inc.
348 N. 15th Str.
San Jose, California 95112
(408) 288-7978
www.artcoinc.com
Supplier of glassblowing, fusing and lampwork tools, books & DVDs

Bay Area Medical
1336 Leila Ct.
Santa Cruz, CA 95062
(831) 464-8576
Oxygen Concentrator repair 
 
Bullseye Resource Center
4514 Hollis St.
Emeryville, California 94608
(510) 595-1318
http://www.bullseyeglass.com/resourc...-bay-area.html 
Premier location for glass fusing and casting supplies

C & R Loo
1732 Wright Ave.
Richmond, California 94804
(800) 227-1780
www.crloo.com
Suppliers of glassblowing, glass fusing, stained glass, hot glass, lampworking and glass casting supplies.

GlassWear Studios Participant in ISGB Vendor Discount Program
Publisher of a series of books on glass beadmaking.

Graceful Customs Studio
10730 Center Avenue
Gilroy, California 95020
(408) 848-5598
www.gracefulcustoms.com
Lampworking Tools, Mashers, Custom Jewelry, Fine Jewelry, Frit Blends and Mandrels

Kiss My Glass
660A Seventh Avenue
Santa Cruz, California 95062
(831) 462-3077
www.kissmyglassonline.com
The store carries stained glass, fusing and lampwork supplies

Rainbow Glass
4556 Auburn Blvd.
Sacramento, California 95841
(916) 483-3843
www.rainbowglass.org
The store carries stained glass, fusing and lampwork supplies

Sundance Glass 
6052 Foster Rd
Paradise, California 95969
(888) 446-8452, (800) 946-8452
or (530) 872-3021
www.sundanceglass.com 
Supplies for glass casting, fusing, lampworking, sandblasting, glassblowing and stained glass

Southern California

Coatings by Sandberg – CBS - an ISGB Corporate Member
856 North Commerce Street
Orange, California 92867
(714) 538-0888
www.cbs-dichroic.com
Manufacturer of Dichroic Glass of multiple COE’s

The Blue Dolphin
6350 El Cajon Boulevard 
San Diego, California 92115 
www.bluedolphinglass.com
Supplies for glass casting, fusing, lampworking, and stained glass

The Mandrel
25101 South Normandie Avenue, Unit 1C
Harbor City, California 90710
(310) 413-9789
www.themandrel.com
Lampworking glass, tools and supplies

Pacific Art Glass
125 West 157th Street
Gardena, California 90248 
(310) 516-7828
www.pacificartglass.com
Supplies for glass casting, fusing, lampworking, and stained glass


Other Types of Suppliers/Services:

Soft Flex Company - an ISGB Corporate Member
P.O. Box 80
Sonoma, California 95476
(866) 925-3539
 
Venetian Bead Shop - an ISGB Affiliate Member
3263 Kifer Road
Santa Clara, California 95051
(408) 245-5900
www.venetianbeadshop.com 
Supplier of Beads and beading supplies