Flameworking Exhibition

Exhibition Dates

6.29.19 – 10.6.19

Submissions are now closed.

From the Flame is a juried exhibition of contemporary flameworked glass by established and emerging glass artists who reside in North America. Artwork selected for the exhibition will demonstrate the tremendous range and vitality of the art form, including both sculpture and functional objects.

The exhibition considers the various ways contemporary artists are exploring and expanding flameworking (also known as lampworking and torchworking). This centuries-old approach to glassmaking is experiencing a renaissance as artists push boundaries, creating increasingly complex objects with a variety of tools and a range of techniques. 


1st Place – $2,5002nd Place – $1,5003rd Place – $1,000

Artwork will be judged based on its technique, design, concept, originality, and craftsmanship. 

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