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International Society of Glass Beadmakers


Keynote Speaker

Elizabeth Hylen

9:30a.m.- 10:30  a.m Thursday April 4, 2019 2018 


The International Society of Glass Beadmakers is excited to announce

our Keynote Speaker, Beth Hylen, for the 2019 ISGB Gathering,

The Fire Within,  in Las Vegas, NV. April 2nd to 7th.

Since 1987 Beth Hylen, artist and glass historian, has been in a serious conversation with glass...A conversation she wants to continue with you at the 2019 Gathering. From her childhood experiences with glass to her current position as Reference and Instruction Librarian at The Rakow Research Library of The Corning Museum of Glass, she has built a very unique perspective on both the art of lampworking and its history.

Why should you listen? Beth herself explains: “The experience is an incredible opportunity to talk with glass luminaries, researchers, students and artists about their work, as well as absorb ideas from artists who visit CMoG and participants at the Glass Art Society. I even got to handle ancient glass - the iridescence flaked off on my fingers.”