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2023 Glass Art Society Conference

June 7 - June 10

Various Locations

The 2023 Glass Art Society Conference will be held Wednesday, June 7th – Saturday, June 10th, 2023 in Detroit, Michigan. The four-day conference will gather the global glass community to celebrate community, collaboration and crossover in the Motor City. Over 100 presenters will connect, inspire, and empower attendees with lectures, demonstrations and special events at the College for Creative Studies, the Detroit Institute of Arts and the iconic Russell Industrial Center. This year only, experience a once-in-a-lifetime partnership with Michigan Glass Project, a nonprofit dedicated to empowering their community through the captivating power of glass art and music.

CCS’s Involvement

CCS will host Hot Demos at their state-of-the-art hot shop, Lectures in the auditorium, Panels in the WB Ford Building, and Lecmos and Demos in the Cold/Mold Shop and 3-D Lab. New this year, enjoy a dedicated quiet space and device recharging station in the CCS Recharge Lounge. Also not to miss is this year’s Silent Auction and Goblet Grab + Beverage Tasting hosted on the CCS Campus.

Events on CCS’s Campus

June 8th from 8:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. at the CCS Ford campus 

  • LECTURE: Ferdinand Hampson | WB Auditorium
  • PANEL: Combatting Impostor Syndrome | CCS W-217
  • LECTURE/DEMO: Harsh Nowlakha | CCS Cold/Mold Shop
  • LECTURE/DEMO: Catie Newell | CCS 3-D Lab
  • HOT DEMO: Theo Brooks | CCS Hot Shop
  • LITTLETON LECTURE: Herb Babcock | WB Auditorium
  • COLD DEMO: Zac Weinberg | CCS Cold/Mold Shop
  • PANEL: Legal Toolkit for Glass Artists | CCS W-217
  • LECTURE: Josefina Munoz | CCS Auditorium
  • LECTURE/DEMO: Mark Wolcott | CCS 3-D Lab
  • COLD DEMO: Ryan Tanner | CCS Cold/Mold Shop
  • LECTURE: Jenna Efrein + Co. | CCS Auditorium
  • PANEL: Creating Space for Artists to Thrive | CCS W-217
  • LECTURE/DEMO: Jeffrey Sarmiento | CCS Hot Shop
  • LECTURE/DEMO: Francesco Langer | CCS 3-D Lab
  • PARTNERSHIP EVENT: DrinksXDesign with Design Core Detroit
    • Hot glass demonstration with Nur Saltik/Form and Seek | CCS Hot Shop
    • Demonstration of Maple Glass 3D Printer | CCS Hot Shop
    • Hot glass demonstration with Chris Schanck with Corning Museum of Glass Hot Shop | DIA
    • Opening of 2023 CCS Glass Alumni Exhibition | CCS Center Galleries
    • Glass Emerging Artist presentations | CCS Auditorium
  •  EVENT: Goblet Grab and Wine Tasting | CCS WB Ford Lobby
    • Goblet Grab and Sip to support the Glass Art Society and Design Core Detroit
    • Purchase a ticket for the Goblet Grab race. Always fast-paced and full of entertainment, the Goblet Grab is a fun and funky conference tradition that never fails to generate excitement. Open to the public during the conference, donations and purchases from this free event help us to support the ongoing operations of GAS all year long. Preview of Saturday’s silent auction. Free and open to the public

June 9th

  • LECTURE/DEMO: Morgan Gilbreath | CCS Cold/Mold Shop
  • LECTURE/DEMO: Stephanie Moyerman | CCS 3-D Lab
  • LECTURE: Mike Hatch | CCS Auditorium
  • PANEL: European Opportunities for Glass Artists | CCS W-217
  • EVENT: Portfolio Review | CCS Manoogian Bldg Lobby
  • LECTURE/DEMO: James Labold | CCS Hot Shop
  • LECTURE: Jin Won Han | CCS 3-D Lab
  • LECTURE: Lisa Naas | CCS Auditorium
  • COLD DEMO: Alejandra Toribio | CCS Cold/Mold Shop
  • PANEL: Saxe Emerging Artists | CCS W-217
  • HOT DEMO: Lauren Kalman | CCS Hot Shop
  • LECTURE/DEMO: Brian Gillespie | CCS 3-D Lab
  • LECTURE: Cooper O’Brien | CCS Auditorium
  • COLD DEMO: Adrienne DiSalvo | CCS Cold/Mold Shop
  • PANEL: Detroit Studio Glass History | CCS W-217

June 10th

  • Silent Auction | CCS WB Ford Lobby
  • PANEL: Small Business Considerations | CCS W-217
  • HOT DEMO: Joe Hobbs | CCS Hot Shop
  • LECTURE: Stephen Paul Day | CCS Auditorium
  • LECTURE/DEMO: Joshua Kerley & Guy Marshall Brown | CCS Cold/Mold Shop
  • LECTURE: Laura Donefer | CCS Auditorium
  • PANEL: Your Guide to Proposal Writing | CCS W-217
  • LECTURE/DEMO: Kaitlin Santoro | CCS 3-D Lab
  • COLD DEMO: David King | CCS Cold/Mold Shop
  • LECTURE: Floor Kaspers | CCS Auditorium
  • LECTURE/DEMO: Fumio Adachi | CCS Hot Shop
  • PANEL: Green + Sustainability Panel | CCS W-217


Important Information and Dates:

GAS Members:
Standard 4-Day Pass $295 / Student Member $165
Non Members:
Weekend Pass $50 / Student $35
Standard 4-Day Pass $405 / Student $265
Closing Night Party $25