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Suppliers list for the Flameworker and Glass Artist

This is a short list of suppliers, books, magazines and organizations that relate to glass artists in some way shape or form. If you have a favorite supplier or book that you would like to see listed here, please let me know.

Rod, Frit and Other Glass Products

Bullseye Glass Co.
3722 SE 21st Ave. Portland Or. 97202
(503) 232-8887
fusing glass and lampworking rods, sheet and frit
 
East Bay Batch & Color
Therese 800 322-6567
200 South First St. Richmond CA 94804
New Chec soft glass colored rod & Gaffer color bar
 
C&R Loo
800-227-1780
Color bar and lampworking and fusing supplies
 
Pacific Glass John Williams
125 West 157th. St. Gardena, CA. 90248
800 421-5170 X 22 310-516-0335
 
Olympic Color Rods
818 John St.
Seattle, Wa 98109
1-800-445-7742
All the color bar powder & frit you need.
They also carry the full line of Jim Moore Tools.
 
Glass Warehouse
800-833-0410 Fax 609-825-9014
P.O. Box 1039 Millville NJ 08332-8039
Duran Borosilicate tube and rods
 
Kimble Glass
800 257-7045 Fax 800-331-2714
537 CRYSTAL AVE VINELAND NJ 08360
Borosilicate tube and rods
Glass Alchemy, Ltd.
contact: Lani Schreibstein
phone: 503-460-0545
address: 6539 NE 59th Place
Portland OR 97218
http://www.glassalchemyarts.com
NorthStar Glassworks Inc.
503-684-6986 Fax 503-670-0978
9450 SW Tigard St. Tigard Or. 97223
Borosilicate color rods, frits and powders
Dichroic Alchemy - Liberating Creativity in Glass.
Toll Free: 1-866-4 DICHRO or email us at: order@dichroicalchemy.com
Questions: 541-726-7339
colored boro tube and things
Hacker Glass Co.
6306 Beach Blvd.
Buena Park, CA 90621
Ph. 714-521-9693 fax 714-523-0889 (Pyrex Glass)
 
Thompson Enamel
650 Colfax Avenue, Newport KY 41073.
Phone: (859) 291-3800. Fax: (859) 291-1849
 
Merchants of Venice
P.O. Box 327
Riderwood, MD 21139
410-252-0486 (Moretti/Effetre glass)
 
Hot Glass
231 S. Whisman Ave.
Mountain View, CA 94041
415-965-2266  
 
Witeg Scientific
14235 Commerce Drive, Garden Grove CA 92643.
Phone: (714) 265-1855. Fax: (714) 265-1860.
Duran tube & rod
Houde Glass
1177 McCarter Hwy.
Newark, NJ 07104
800-526-1275
973-481-1524 (fax)

Hand Tools

Jim Moore Tools
Phone, Fax 360 379 2936
PO BOX 1151
Port Townsend WA 98368
The best Off-hand glass blowing hand tools! Excellent!
 
Steinert Industries, Inc.
Address: 1507 Franklin Avenue - Kent, OH 44240
Office phone: 330-678-0028 or 1-800-727-7473
FAX number: 330-678-8238
Optic molds, blowpipes and hand tools

General Purpose Flameworking Suppliers

Wale Apparatus Co. Michael DeMasi
PO Box D. Hellertown, PA 91055
Phone: 610-838-7047 or 800-334-Whale
fax 610 838-7440 e-mail WaleApp@aol.com
Wale also offers a wide range of lampworking supplies. They offer torches, ovens, lathes, and just about any hand tool you might need. Get their catalog.
Frantz Art Glass & supply
130 West Corporate Road, Shelton WA 98584 USA.
toll free 1-800-839-6712 or direct 1-360-426-6712 or fax to 1-360-427-5866.
glass / beadmaking supplies, Kilns Designed by Brian Kerkvliet & Moretti up the wazoo!
Arrow Springs,
4301 A Product Drive
Shingle Springs, CA  95682
1(800) 899-0689
http://www.ArrowSprings.com
flameon@ArrowSprings.com
Manufacturer and supplier to the flameworking Industry. Makes tools, Kilns and controllers. Has other supplies.
 
Litton Labs Tim O'Brien
P.O. Box 950 1300 East Main Street
Grass Valley, CA 95945-0950
Phone: 800-821-8866
Manufacturers of the Litton glassblowing lathe.
Http://www.littonengr.com
Glasscraft, Inc.
626 Moss Street
Golden, CO 80401-4047
Call 303-278-4670 to place your order by phone or
toll-free 888-272-3830 Fax 303-278-4672.
L & K Tooling
350 Park Street, Waynesboro, PA  17268   
Phone/Fax (717) 762-1366 
Quality Custom Tooling Specializing in Tools For Glass Blowers & Lampworkers
 
Houde Glass Company
1177 McCarter Hwy
Newark, NJ 07104
Phone: 800-526-1275
This company may require a business license before doing business; they are a wholesale distributor, but mostly of stained glass - they do offer cane of various types, and tools.
 
Ed Hoy's
1620 Frontenac Rd.
Naperville, IL 60563-1762
Phone: 800-468-4527
Publishes a book on glassblowing; they require a copy of a business license before they will give the time of day to anyone!
Nortell Machining Peter Norten
Toronto Canada (416) 438-3325
Manufacturers of the minor, midrange and major burners.
Glass Torch Technologies
GTT by phone : 610 - 838 - 2446
 
Premier Industries,
980 Osborn Rd.N.E.
Findly, Mn 55432.
Phone is 612-786-4020 Fax is 612-786-5424.
National blowpipes had been made for many years in Richmond, California by Veriflow corp. Now they are made by Premier Industries This new version of the old 3-A blowpipe has the same valves, and threading. It will take the same tips that one might have from any older National blowpipe.
 
HPC (formerly High Purity Chemical)
Linda or Peggy
2730 NE Riverside Wy
Portland, OR 97211
Phone: 503-249-2985
Corning stocking distributor of tubing and rod; lamp shop discount 50% (set up an account with them to buy more than a case at a time, and they will give you a 50% discount from list price.)
 
Northwest Art Glass,
9003 151st Avenue NE, Redmond WA 98052.
Phone: (206) 861-9600. (800) 888-9444. Fax: (206) 861-9300.
 
Big M Stained Glass
3201 4th Avenue South, Seattle WA 98108.
Phone: (206) 624-3962. Fax: (206) 624-2294.
 
D&L Stained Glass Supply, Inc.
4939 N. Broadway, Boulder CO 80304.
Phone: (303) 449-8737. (800) 525-0940. Fax: (303) 442-3429.
 
Sundance Art Glass Center
231 South Whisman Road, Mountain View CA 94041.
Phone: (415) 964-7248. 415-965-2266 888-4HOTGLASS
General supplier
Southern cross glass
Peter Minson
21 queen street
binalong australia nsw 2584
microlite@ozemail.com.au
www.southerncrossglass.com
Flameworking suplies for Australia

Glass Grinding suppliers

Hi Tech Diamond Products
750 Easy st. Simi Valley, Ca. 93065
805 522-6211
HIS Glassworks
1-800-914-7463
fax 704-254-2581
Magnetic diamond pads and punty grinding wheels
Novelty Stuido
13685 Sperry Rd.
Novelty, OH 44072
makes torch marvers.

Safety products

Aura Lens Products
Phone: 320/253-0919
FAX: 320/253-1239
Toll Free: 800/281-2872
51 - 8th Street North
Sauk Rapids, MN 56379
Contact: Mike or Bob Aurelius
Manufactures of AUR-92, AGW 186 safety glasses and more!
Phillips safety products
700 Cedar Avenue
Middlesex, NJ 08846
Tel: 1.888.440.9797 (US)
International: 1.732.356.1493
Fax: 1.732.356.7127
Email: info@phillips-safety.com
Safty glasses

Specialty Products

Dichroic Coatings by Sandberg
Gerald & Nona Sandberg
856 N. Commerce St. Orange, CA 92867
phone #714-538-0888
fax #714-538-2767
We are open to the public for walk-in by appointment tue-fri 10am-3pm.
We are closed Sat, Sun and Mon. We carry Spectrum, Bullseye, Uroboros, Moretti, Pyrex and Float.
Allen H. Graef - Dichroic Glass
31823 East Anaheim St.
Long Beach, CA 90804
310-494-3823
Austin Thin Films Inc. Glenn Brown
800 Palovan Dr. Suite 100 Round Rock,TX.
512 246-1122 Fax.512 246-1133
dichroic coatings
Sepp Leaf Products, Inc.
212-683-2840
silver, gold & palladium foils
Glow Glass
Sedona Glow Glass Company
mojo@glowglass.com
Moraine and Joseph Imler
1006 N. Catclaw St. Cottonwood, Az. 86326
928-639-3838
Open 7 days a week. They have 90 and 96 coe "Glow Frit"

 Kilns and controllers

Jen-Ken Kilns,
3615 Ventura Dr.W.,
Lakeland, Fl. 33811;
800-329-KILN.. Phone: (813) 648-0585. Fax: (813) 648-0585.
Makes controllers and kilns.
AIM Kilns
TOLL FREE 800-AIM KILN (246-5456)
e-mail: aimkiln@msn.com
phone    (541) 758-8133    FAX (541) 758-8051
Digitry Company, Inc.
188 State Street Suite 21
Portland, ME 04101
Phone: 207-774-0300
FAX: 617-484-5220
Web: www.digitry.com
EMail: info@digitry.com
Controllers, both for single and multiple kilns, thermocouples, relays, and plug boxes.
 
Denver Glass Machinery
2800 S. Shoshone Street, Englewood CO 80110.
Phone: (303) 781-0980. (303) 781-0982. Fax: (303) 781-9067.
 
TimeWork Kilns -
This kiln was developed for the lampworker. They are
excellent for single pieces or large scale production work. For quick and easy access to
your work, the cantilever door lifts upwards and automatically reseats every time
it is closed for a tight fit to minimize heat loss.
HUB Consolidated, inc.
we have been serving the glass world with heavy equipment and tools for years.
John has been designing glass tools and equipment for 15 years. We sell a full line of melting
furnaces, glory holes, ovens, blow pipes, punties, many torches, and even more. We are a distributor of Harbision
walker, AP Green, minteq and unifrax refractories offering very competitive pricing to glass workers.

Set point controllers

Watlow
5710 Kenosha St.
Richmond, Ill. 60071
(815)678-2211
Makes a nice, simple line of controllers that , can be mounted in a box with a relay.
Check out these series: 365 analog set point, 935 digital set point with a timer,
965 digital set point with a ramp, 982 has six steps and four programs, at a good price.
 
Love Controls corp.
1475 S. Wheeling Rd.
Wheeling, ILL. 60090
(312)541-2323
 
OMEGA
P.O. box 2284
Stamford, Ct. 06906
(800)826-6342

Source for Books and Publications

Whitehouse Books
Elizabeth Whitehouse (owner)
Julia Whitehouse(contact person)
800/935-8536
32 East Market St., 2nd fl Corning NY 1483
Hard to find books on glass
Source hard to find books on glass

Publications that you should have in your library:

Ed's Big Handbook of Glassblowing.

Handwritten and drawn by the author, this humorous and useful handbook is a must for anyone interested in or currently occupied in the art of glass blowing. An easy-to-follow format is combined with descriptive pictures to cover all the pertinent tools, processes and techniques. Also included is a glossary of glassblowing terminology. 88 pages. $24.95

Edward T. Schmid.
ISBN 0-9638728-0-V. Ed Schmid,
927 Yew, Bellingham, WA 98226. (360) 733-3497

Order yours today from Glass mtn. Studios

ADVANCED GLASSWORKING TECHNIQUES

by Edward T. Schmid

If you ever wondered, "How'd they do that?" this is the book for you. It is a virtual cornucopia of information.

Advanced Glassworking Techniques takes you from the basics through special techniques with step-by-step instructions and numerous drawings. $32.95 320 pages

ISBN 09638728-1-8

Ed Schmid,
927 Yew, Bellingham, WA 98226.
(360) 733-3497

Contemporary Lampworking

A Practical Guide to Shaping Glass in the Flame

Author Bandhu Dunham has served on the teaching staff at Pilchuck and Penland School of Crafts, his work is in the permanent collection of the Corning Museum of Glass. This practical how-to text and survey of modern lampworked art. Invaluable to artists and collectors alike.

"If you only have one book, it would be wise to consider this one. If you have many books this will be your best one. If you are teaching glass, this book should be required reading for the class because it not only teaches what people must learn, it also replaces some former misconceptions with accurate information"

-As reviewed in Independent Glassblower Magazine

Topics include:
  • History of lampworking
  • Studio setup
  • Basic and Advanced techniques
  • making glass Beads, marbles & paperweights
  • mixing and working colored Borosilicate glass
  • Health and safety guidelines
  • Suppliers & sources
  • Annealing, decoration, and more!
Safety Books
HEALTH HAZARDS MANUAL FOR ARTISTS by Michael McCann, PhD, CIH. (1994).
Health Hazards Manual for Artists. 4th ed. Lyons and Burford, New York, NY. 132 pp.
The Artist's complete Health and Safety Guide by Monona Rossol
This comprehensive book describes in detail many of the toxic and hazardous substances that are
commonly found in artist's studios and what you can do to avoid exposure.
Published by Allworth Press ISBN 1-880559-18-8
Ventilation by Nancy Clark, Thomas Cutter, Jean-Ann McGrane
A practical guide for artists, craftspeople and others in the arts. Details what is needed to achieve
sufficient ventilation in your studio so as to minimize you exposure to bad air.
Published by Lyons & Burford ISBN 0-94130-46-0
Flameworking Books
Contemporary Lampworking: A Practical Guide to Shaping Glass in the Flame by Bandhu Dunham.
The best flameworking book! See above
Glassblowing: An Introduction to Solid and Blown Glass Sculpturing by Homer Hoyt. Lots of
good illustrations. Published by Crafts and Arts Publishing ISBN 0-9624404-0-x
Scientific Glassblowing by E. L. Wheeler
Aimed primarily at laboratory glassblowers, however this book has a lot of information that would be useful to the
artistic Flameworker as well
Glass: Philosophy & Method by John Burton
Considered to be the father of lampworking in this country, John Burton shares his love of glass through historical
pictures and his own experiences with flameworking. Out of print. ISBN 67-28894
Creative Glassblowing by James Hammesfahr and Clair Strong
This book describes a variety of basic lampworking techniques. Some useful info on how to make simple tools.
Glass Technology Books
Glass Notes: A reference for the glass artist.
Henry Halem Studios, 429 Carthage Ave., Kent, OH 44240-2303
ISBN 1-885663-00-5
Henry's book mostly focuses on equipment building with some technical process,
A great resource for anyone wanting to build a hot shop.
A Glassblower's Companion
A compilation of studio equipment designs, essays, and glassmaking ideas
By Dudley Giberson, Jr.
Available from Joppa Press P.O. Box 202 Warner N.H. 03278
Ph. 603-456-3569
ADVANCED GLASSWORKING TECHNIQUES by Edward T. Schmid
The second book by this talented author. Check out the description above.
Glassblowing by Frank Kulasiewicz
This book must have been one of the first books on the scene after Harvey Littleton held his first class. The information is a bit dated but none the less a good studio book to have as a reference on the shelf. First published in 1974 by Watson Guptill Publications ISBN 0-8230-2120-3
Glass Formulation Books
Elements Of Glass and Glass Making by Benjamin F. Biser reprinted by Roy C. Horner
"A Treatise designed for the practical glassmaker comprising facts, figures, recipes, and formulas for the for the manufacture of glass .. plain and colored" This book was first copyrighted in 1899 and has many tidbits of useful information for the contemporary glass artist who wishes to batch their own glass. Out of print 

Magazines to check out

PO Box 260377 Highlands Ranch, CO 80163-0377
Subscriptions are $24 a year. A good representation of glass art in the US today - slick, coffee-table quality magazine.

Glass line

James Thingwold
P.O. Box 847 Huntington Beach, CA 92648
Phone: 714-969-0240
A bimonthly newsletter for lampworkers. Vol.5 #6, Vol.7, #3 & 4 have good bead articles. $25 per year; lampwork only - a very good publication, Feel free to contact them through their web page. There is also an online version a links page to all kinds of glass related sites.
Society Of Glass Beadmakers
newsletter THE BEAD RELEASE
Membership is $35 for individual, $45 for family/business.
To join SGB and Bead Release subscriptions
The Bead Directory
Lists the bead societies, shops, bazaars and classes.
It can be found at many bead shops or directly
from the Bead Directory, (510) 452-0836)
The Bead Museum
CONTEMPORARY GLASS BEADMAKERS
140 S Montezuma Prescott, Az. 86303
Ph # (602) 445-2431
Catalog of show and other bead related publications. Ask for their list.
The Crafts Report
PO Box 1992 Wilmington, DE 19899-9962
(800)777-7098 FAX: 302-656-4894
The Crafts Report is THE trade journal for the craft industry. It has categories for Crafts Wanted (retailers who want your crafts), and Crafts Available (for you to post your craft), Marketplace (for craft supplies), Shows and Fairs, Exhibitions and Wholesale Show Dates.
Lapidary Journal
Circulation Dept.
PO box 124 Devon, PA 19333-9933
This publication has occasional coverage, on glass beads
Ornament Magazine
Carolyn Benesh & Robert Liu
PO Box 2349 San Marcos, CA 92079
Phone: 800-888-8950
This publication is about things people wear, and beads are a major component of this field.
Fusion magazine,
1835 St. Clair Avenue, St. Paul MN 55105.
Phone: (612) 696-9286. Fax: (612) 696-9287.
PSG's Glass Craftsman
P.O. Box 678 Richboro, PA 18954
Glass
Urban Glass
647 Fulton St. Brooklyn, NY 11217-1112
718-625-3685

Glass Related Organizations and Schools

The Corning Museum of Glass
For safety fact sheets and the New Glass Review application form,write to: The Rakow Library, Attn: Beth Hylen (fact sheets)
One Museum Way Corning NY. 14830-2253
Has a great library and very helpful staff to help on glass research projects.
Glass Art Society,
1305 4th Avenue, Suite 711,Seattle, Wa. 98101.
206-382-1305 Fax 206-382-2630
Society Of Glass Beadmakers
newsletter THE BEAD RELEASE
Membership is $35 for individual, $45 for family/business. To join SGB and Bead Release subscriptions or get the '94 color catalog contact:

If you know of other glass resources that other glass people would be interested in please bring it to my attention. and I will post it here. Thank You!

Pilchuck Glass School
315 Second Ave. S. Seattle Wa. 98104
206-621-8422 Fax 517-1351
The Studio
The Corning Museum
1 Museum Way Corning, NY 14830
607-937-5371
Australian Stained Glass Supplies,
39 Pyrmont Street, Pyrmont NSW
Australia 2009. Phone: (61) 2 660 7424. Fax: (61) 2 660 8888.
Appalachian Center for Crafts,
Route 3, Box 430, Smithville N 37166.
Phone: (615) 597-6801.
Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts,
556 Parkway St., P.O. Box
567, Gatlinburg TN 37738.
Phone: (615) 436-5860. Fax: (615) 430-4101.
Center for Creative Studies,
245 E. Kirby, Detroit MI 48202.
Phone: (313) 872-3118 ext. 201. Fax: (313) 872-8377
The Alberta College of Art and Design has a BFA in glass.
1407 14 Ave NW, Calgary, Alberta
phone (403) 2847600
Hands-On Glass,
261 Baker Street, Corning NY 14830.
Phone: (607) 962-3044.
New Orleans School of GlassWorks,
727 Magazine Street, New
Orleans LA 70130. Phone: (504) 529-7277.
Pratt Fine Arts Center,
3709 34th Avenue SW, Seattle WA 98126-2553.
Red Deer College-Series,
Box 5005, Red Deer AB Canada T4N 5H5.
Phone: (403) 342-3516. Fax: (403) 340-8940.
Rhode Island School of Design,
2 College Street, Providence RI 02903.
Sheridan College Summer School of the Arts,
1430 Trafalgar Road, Oakville ON Canada L6H 2L1.
Phone: (905) 845-9430 ext. 2610. Fax: (905) 815-4041.
Touchstone Center for Crafts,
RD 1, Box 40, Farmington PA 15437.
Phone: (412) 329-1370.
UrbanGlass,
647 Fulton Street, Brooklyn NY 11217.
Phone: (718) 625-3685. Fax: (718) 625-3889. E-mail: lamontek@aol.com
Wanganui Regional Community Polytechnic, Private Bag, Wanganui
New Zealand. Phone: (64) 6 345 0997. Fax: (64) 6 345 2263
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