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International Society of Glass Beadmakers
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.