In a sort of alphabetical, random order ...
I took my lampworking and fusing classes at Glasshopper Studio in Creve Couer, MO. Glasshopper rents torch time for lampworkers and studio time for fusers. They also have tons of books, glass art supplies, natural stone beads, Swarovski crystal and sterling and gold findings.
Hothead Beads is owned by my best friend and fellow Saint Louis Lampworkers' Society ("SLLS") member, Teri Wathan, in Edwardsville, IL.
The website that fueled and fed my addiction to glass and helped introduce me to most of my glassy friends.
Website of my favorite band since I was 13 (1979) - RUSH. I've seen RUSH virtually every tour since then. On 8-24-07 I saw RUSH from 6th Row Center in St. Louis for the Snakes & Arrows tour. This was one of THE best shows I've ever seen them play. I saw them again from 5th Row Center on the second leg of their tour on 6-26-08. Here is a link to my friend Melissa Scott's Kodak Photo Album
of this show.
My friend and fellow SLLS member, Patty Skonicki's website. Patty is a teacher and laid back lampworker who is incredibly generous with her glass, knowledge and materials. Patty!!! I made a beautiful bead with glass Patty let me use - River Rock and silver mesh and it has disappeared from the face of the planet! I swear - it was a really good bead. Ask Katie! I am very proud that this bead made it onto the St. Louis Lampworkers' Society's brochure.
The St. Louis Lampworkers' Society's website. SLLS' existence is dedicated to furthering the art and artists of Lampworking in St. Louis. SLLS provides resources and educational forums for anyone in the St. Louis and Metro East area interested in learning about lampworked beads and the myriad techniques, tips and tricks. What a fun group! The laughter just does not end. Our meetings are always a LOT of fun and we usually get to play with fire and glass.
Third Degree Glass Factory is located in St. Louis at 5200 Delmar, east of the Delmar Loop, between University City and the Central West End. It is St. Louis' only public-access glass art education center. You can take classes in virtually any glass art at Third Degree. Third Degree hosts "Third Fridays" every third Friday of the month from 6:00-10:00 p.m. Admission is free. There are glassblowing and flameworking demonstrations, live music and a cash bar. I look forward to every Third Friday to get together with my fun and immensely talented glass buddies to play with fire, make beads and laugh.
The ULTIMATE Party Store in Edwardsville, IL owned by my friend and fellow SLLS member, Katie Elrod. To Dos can accommodate your partying needs from a 1st Birthday, Graduation and even a Bachelorette Party.