Events | 31-05-2024

Present at GAS conference 2025

The Glass Art Society (GAS) is inviting proposals for presentations and hot demonstrations or lecmos showcasing new technologies for its Texas 2025 conference.

Presenters do not have to be members of GAS to take part and proposals are welcome from all aspects of glassmaking and all career levels.

The conference takes place from 14-17 May 2025 in Arlington and Fort Worth, Texas, USA. The event theme, Trailblazing New Traditions, will focus on how glass artists and makers can make the innovations of the present into the glassmaking traditions of the future. The GAS Board and Site Committee are looking for proposals that embrace the conference theme, innovation and diversity.

Proposals should include information about what techniques the presentation would showcase, explain how this perspective is unique, as well as how it would address the conference theme.

Facilities for presenters

The main conference site – the University of Texas at Arlington – has a complete neon facility, a six-station air-conditioned hot shop, a fully equipped cold shop, 12 casting and fusing kilns, a metal foundry and studio, a wood shop and a print shop. Grey Area Studio, one of the flameworking venues, also has a soft glass furnace available for demonstrations.

Find out more in the Proposal Guidelines.

Prospective presenters can also register to attend two virtual Q&A sessions on 20 June (11pm BST) and 8 July (3pm BST).

The deadline for applications is 14 July 2024.

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