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Open Torch in Las Vegas is a new, diverse, and multi-faceted event. Enjoy a casual atmosphere of sharing
information with torch, kiln, glass, and other equipment representatives; and as the evening progresses, catch up
with friends and make new acquaintances as Glass Craft & Bead Expo attendees join in the fun!


This is also a great time to reinforce lessons learned in a workshop or try a new technique. Enjoy light snacks
and a beverage bar as well as glass demonstrations by special guest, Davide Penso. Davide grew up working in a
studio on Murano. In 1992, he opened his atelier and began his journey with glass. He designs and creates with a
contemporary and innovative style; and his work has been exhibited internationally in Tokyo Gallery, Saint Mark’s
Civic Museums Correr, Fortuny, and the Guggenheim Museum in Venice.


​Torches will be set up and open for all Gathering conference and Glass Craft Expo attendees to use. No pieces can be kiln-fired or picked up the next day. Please bring your own safety glasses, any tools, or specialty glass you might need.

Open Torch Experience *NEW for 2017*