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ORGANIZATIONS

Creative Glass Center of America
1501 Glasstown Road
Millville, NJ 08332-1566
(800) 998-4552
(856) 825-6800, Ext. 2733
e-mail: cgca@wheatonvillage.org
Web site: http://www.creativeglasscenter.com
Located in historic Wheaton Village is the Museum of American Glass, a folk life center, the T.C. Wheaton Glass factory, and a stained glass studio. Wheaton Village offers craft demonstrations, artist fellowships, outreach programs, and more. Its goal is to educate people about the role of crafts, yesterday and today.

FUSION: The Ontario Clay & Glass Association
Cedar Ridge Creative Centre
225 Confederation Drive
Toronto, ON M1G 1B2
Canada
(416) 438-8946
e-mail: 2fusion@interlog.com
Web site: http://www.clayandglass.on.ca
This not-for-profit organization is the only Ontario arts organization for people who collect and craft handmade clay and glass. Members include artists, students, teachers, guilds, collectors, libraries, hobbyists, and international businesses.

The Glass Art Association of Canada
P.O. Box 475
Saltspring Island, BC V8K 2W1
Canada
e-mail: jgoodman@saltspring.com
Web site: http://acsa.corp.eol.ca/aboutg.html
A volunteer, member-run organization offering Canadian glassmakers, students, and collectors a communication network through the publication of their quarterly journal, the Gazette.

International Guild of Glass Artists
27829 365th Avenue
Platte, SD 57369
(313) 886-0099
Web site: http://www.igga.org
Dedicated to “facilitating communication among and between glass artists for the promotion and encouragement of excellence in the glass arts.” Produces a quarterly newsletter, Common Ground: Glass, and publishes a yearly industry source guide. Open to all stained glass artists.

International Society of Glass Beadmakers
1120 Chester Avenue #470
Cleveland, OH 44114
(888) 742-0242
Web site: http://www.isgb.org

The National American Glass Club, Ltd.
P.O. Box 1497
Hagerstown, MD 21741-1497
e-mail: nagc@att.net
Web site: http://www.glassclub.org
This nonprofit, international organization is designed for people who study and appreciate glass of all types, periods, or origins.

Public Glass
1750 Armstrong Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94124
(415) 671-4916
Web site: http://www.publicglass.org
Public Glass is a nonprofit center for creating art glass. It offers classes at all levels in glass blowing, casting, and flame work. Artists may rent work space.

UrbanGlass
647 Fulton Street
Brooklyn, NY 11217
(718) 625-3685
Web site: http://www.urbanglass.org
Founded in 1977, UrbanGlass is a not-for-profit center where artists can rent studios and take classes. Lessons are available for beginners as well. About 900 people study at UrbanGlass each year. In addition to programs abroad, the Bead Project, and the Bead Expo, UrbanGlass offers some courses for college credit.

BOOKS

Flavell, Ray, and Claude Smale. Studio Glassmaking. New York: Van Nostrand Reinhold Co., 1974.

Schuler, Frederic. Glassforming: Glassmaking for the Craftsman. Philadelphia: Chilton Book Co., 1970.

PERIODICALS

Glass Line Newsletter
Web site: http://www.hotglass.com
A newsletter for hot glass artists. Founded April 16, 1987

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