Team 1:

@jkellyglass and @ajmangermilli

These two artists have a combined experience of 57 years on the torch. JKelly specializes in millifiori work and fuming and AJ specializes in murrine.

Team 2:

@stephen_boehme and @converion_glass

This father and son team have a combined 23 years of torch experience. Stephen specializes in murrine with extreme intricate detail and Conversion works more with cane work, encalmos, and sculpting. 

Team 3:

@strobelglass and @puntington

A teacher and student reunite putting their combined 46 years of knowledge and experience to the challenge. Strobel specializes in murrine and Puntington creates animation from murrine and stringer drawings.

Rigdiculously Small– (3 hours) We are looking for the world’s smallest rig. NOT SOLID. Standard prep rules apply.

Opalicious – (3 hours) Use the “Dopals Opals” opal C provided on a functional piece. These pieces will be tested and judged for their functionality as well as presentation. Standard prep rules apply (plus opal “C” you will receive at the show).

Yin vs. Yang – (3 hours) dark vs. light, night vs. day, winter vs. summer, etc. Make a piece that emphasizes balance in one way or another. Standard prep rules apply.

Gold n Dreams – (3 hours) Create a piece where gold fume is the focal point, something buyers will dream of owning. Standard prep rules apply.

Buddies– (7 hours) 2 are better than one!(2 person collab)You and a teammate of your choice will be able to bring a 6×6 box of any pre-made elements they wish. No theme necessary. One box per team, the box must fully close (nothing can be exposed). Otherwise standard prep rules apply. ( Please confirm your teammates availability before signing up).

In 20 min time– (20 min heats) What can you make out of your mystery bag in 20 min time? Inspired by the EGS Glass Challenge: Competitors are allowed 3 tools to start, they will receive a bag of assorted glass and have 3 min to decide what to do with it. All competitors will be on National hand torches we will provide for them. These pieces will not be annealed and will be judged immediately upon that heats conclusion. There will be multiple heats leading to a final round towards the end of the third day. (This game does not count towards the 3 game limit).

Venetian – (3 hours) Look it up… Translate Venetian style into a functional piece. Standard prep rules apply.

ROYGBIV – (3 hours) Games 1-7= ROYGBIV, what is ROYGBIV? Red, Orange, Yellow, Green, Blue, Indigo, and Violet makes a rainbow. Incorporate the rainbow into your piece. Standard prep rules apply.




Hendy Glass

Started 2007

Dellene Peralta

Started 1996

Malaquia Glass

Started 2000



Standard Prep Rules:

* All rod or tubing prepped can be in any size(s) of cylinders
* NO Wig Wags
* Millefiori and Murrine ok (sticks and polished slices allowed)
* Pre-encased Single Opal Marbles OK (raw opals ok)
* ”Untwisted” tube or vac stack is allowed
* Premade and Prestacked vacstack ready to be pulled is allowed
* No pre-shaped tubes or rods (Only in RAW Cylinder form)
* All prepped tubing and color rod must be in stock style cylinders
* Prepped tubing on handles is allowed
* Prepped rod or solid cylinders in any consentiating sizes is allowed
* Colored tubing, powder coated, and frit tumbled tube in any single color is allowed
* Blow-in and sleeved glass is allowed as long as not shaped or patterned, just color (no premade
space tubing, bubble trapped, or frit sleeved over color is allowed)
* No twisted cane
* Color cane striped bars/Dicro cane bars untwisted is allowed (stock flat or cylinder untwisted
cane) we want it twisted during the competition
* Frit or colored tube is allowed and can be on handles but not allowed to be shaped (no
preshaped balls, cylinder only)
* No pre-made horns, however, handled cylinders colored to be made into horns is allowed, all
cylinder sizes are allowed
* No pre-prepped tube or rod in a gradient or taper unless its a slight taper or gradient in size
throughout the handpulled crucible dipped, hand striped, or coil potted rod (No prepped colors
blending or faded into other colors)
Pretty much anything you can find in a glass store, unmanipulated, is allowed, besides the above
Torch Requirements:
This is a plug and play system, which most glassblowers are accustom to, we have one oxygen
and one propane port. Torches need to have hoses attached, T-Grade hoses and lines with
B-Connector Fittings, quick connects preferred w/western brass ends, Regulators provided by
(ALL hand torches, bunsons, etc. must be y-ed or connected within YOUR own system,
not ours. Ready to plug and play)