November 10 & 11, 2012
10 AM – 6 PM
Demos, panel discussions, lectures, and exhibition
Opening reception and Honorary awards ceremony
Saturday, November 10 6pm – 9pm
The Crucible
1260 7th St
Oakland, CA 94607
Suellen Fowler
Marvin Lipofsky
Richard Marquis
Susan Stinsmuehlen-Amend
General Admission: $15/day
Crucible Members and Students: $10/day
Produced by
The Crucible Glass Faculty
Mary White
Michelle Knox
Partially sponsored by
The Crucible
The Glass Alliance of Northern California
Art Alliance for Contemporary Glass
Denny Abrams
The Glass Art Society
The Clay and Glass Arts Foundation
Chalsty Family Foundation

Over 100 participating Artists

Keynotes-Suellen Fowler, Marvin Lipofsky, Richard Marquis, and Susan Stimsmuehlen-Amend  
Demonstrations-in The Crucible’s six glass studios: Blowing, Cold Working, Fusing, Casting, Neon, Flame Working and Enameling.
Panels and Lectures-featuring glass artists who began working in glass in California from 1962 to present day.
Art Exhibition-The 50+ piece exhibition will be on display both Saturday and Sunday.
Future Generation: A Glass Student Workshop-This workshop is a partnership between The Crucible Youth Glass Program and Jaime Guerrero, the Director of the Mudtown Glass Department at Watts Labor Community Action Committee.  The Watts Mudtown youth glass blowing team will give a hot demo for the rest of the conference on Sunday afternoon, Nov. 11.  This event is open to the public.
Living Glass Time Line-Add your information to the “Living Glass Timeline” that will be created during the event.  We encourage artists to bringing studio photos and bios to add to the timeline at the event.
Glass Vendor & Organizations-Local glass and tool suppliers will be there to exhibit their wares.   Meet and talk to glass institutions as they showcase their programs.

California Glass Exchange 2012
November 10-11, 2012

This year the California Glass Exchange will be hosted at the Crucible in Oakland on November 10th and 11th, 2012. The event known as the “California Glass Exchange” (CGE) is hosted every few years at a California school that has a glass program in place and is a regional glass exchange of ideas and information. CGE offers students and local artists who might not be able to travel to distant Glass Art Society (GAS) meetings the opportunity to exchange ideas, meet other artists, and learn about new and exciting innovations in the glass art field. CGE is funded by contributions from conference admission, resources shared by various sponsoring institutions of learning, galleries, museums, studios both public and private, and the generous donations of time and expertise of the glass artists and the arts community.

The first CGE was cofounded at San Jose State University in 1984 by Glass Professor Dr. Fritz, and George D. Jercich and Jan L. Hagaman Jercich.  They conceived CGE as a forum for glass students, practitioners, collectors and educators in California who shared an interest in the medium of glass.

It has been an extremely rewarding experience to see how the Exchange has evolved as an exchange of ideas about glass and glass art on the West Coast.

The second CGE was held in Los Angeles at Harvard High School and Santa Monica Community College, the third in Oakland/San Francisco, CA at CCA and San Francisco State, the fourth at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, CA. The fifth was held at Palomar College in San Marcos, CA and others at Cal State Fresno, Cal State Chico, Cal State San Bernardino and San Jose State/Ohlone College.

Some of these gatherings were convened twice at the above locations over a period of over 20 years from 1984 until 2008, missing a year now and again due to lack of a sponsor or the GAS conference meeting on the West Coast.

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