Lezlie Foster , Regional Director for West Central 
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Welcome to the West Central regional page, representing Colorado, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Missouri and Nebraska! I am your regional director Lezlie Foster. Please feel free to contact me with any questions, concerns or comments you have about the ISGB or the West Central 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:

Midwest Lampworkers Guild - Official ISGB Chapter
Omaha, Nebraska

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Margie Shanahan, President
Diane Gruike, Vice President
Karla Klein, Secretary
Jeri Wiskus, Treasurer
 
Bead Society of Greater Kansas City
Kansas City, Missouri

Nebraska Bead Society
Lincoln, Nebraska

Southern Colorado Bead Society
Colorado Springs, Colorado

St Louis Lampworker’s Society - Official ISGB Chapter
https://stlouisbead.wordpress.com
 
Marilyn Roberts, President 
Erin Elswick, Vice President 
Lori Ellis, Secretary
Lester Krenning, Treasurer 
 
Events:


Missouri 

Open house on third Friday’s at the Third Degree Glass Factory, St. Louis Missouri. The blowers will do a demo on the hour. 
http://www.thirddegreeglassfactory.com/thirdfridays/

Open house on first Friday’s Gallery walk until 10:00 p.m. at Springfield Hot Glass, Springfield, Missouri. The blowers will do be doing demos. They blow glass most days but are willing to schedule domo’s when contacted ahead of time. 
www.springfieldhotglass.com

 

 
Teaching Facilities:
 
Below, you will find a list of teahing facilities that bring nationally and internationally recognized artists. 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.
 
Colorado 

Glass Craft Inc.
411 Violet St
Golden, Colorado
(888) 272-3830
(303) 278-4670

www.glasscraftinc.com

Kansas 

Public Glassworks
Sara Sally LaGrand
Lenexa, Kansas 
www.publicglassworkskc.com

Illinois

Lillstreet Art Center
4401 N. Ravenswood Ave.

Chicago, Illinois

(773) 769-4226
www.lillstreet.com
 
The Gathering Place Studio
 
WaterStreet Studios
160 W. Water Street
Batavia, Illinois
 
 
 
Missouri

Craft Alliance - Delmar Studios
6640 Delmar Blvd
St. Louis, Missouri 63130
(314) 725-1177
www.craftalliance.org
 
 
Springfield Hot Glass
314 S, Campbell Ave.
Soringfield, Missouri 65806
(417) 868-8171
www.springfieldhotglass.com 
 
 
Third Degree Glass Factoryan ISGB Corporate Member
5200 Delmar Blvd
St. Louis, Missouri
(314) 367-4527 
www.thirddegreeglassfactory.com

Nebraska

Crystal Forge at The Hot Shops Art Center
1301 Nicholas Street
Omaha, Nebraska
(402) 342-6452 
 
 
Lampworking Suppliers/Services:
 
Colorado 

Glass Craft Inc.
411 Violet St
Golden, Colorado
(888) 272-3830
(303) 278-4670

www.glasscraftinc.com
 
Missouri
 
Retro Glass Tools
P.O. Box 306
Harrisonville, Missouri 64701
 
Third Degree Glass Factoryan ISGB Corporate Member
5200 Delmar Blvd
St. Louis, Missouri
(314) 367-4527 
www.stlglass.com  
 
 
Other Types of Suppliers/Services:
 

Colorado

 

Evelyn Leinbach – CaberLight – an ISGB Corporate Member

Fort Collins, Colorado
(970) 493-2183