Seminars require pre-registration even though they are not additional cost. All Seminars have a cap on attendees so don't hesitate to register for the conference and grab your spot in the seminars of your preference!

Wednesday afternoon, October 2 | 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Thursday morning, October 3 | 9:30 am - 12:30 pm

Thursday afternoon, October 3 | 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm


Seminars & Lecturers


Buffalo 23 Seminar



Tryptic Joseph Cavalieri


Seminar: Marketing, Art Residencies and Framing & Lighting

Wednesday, October 2, 2024 1:30pm - 4:30pm, Sheraton at Crown Center
Presenter: Joseph Cavalieri, Cavaglass

No Additional Cost - Pre-Registration Required
Seminar Cap: 30

Spend an afternoon learning about how to invest in yourself as an artist. New York artist and educator Joseph Cavalieri is excited to a two-part lecture and a demonstration on framing and lighting used in his wall hung stained glass works. 

Part 1 is Marketing for Artists. Joseph’s career began as an art director in the publishing industry in New York City, at People, GQ and Good Housekeeping magazines. He will share numerous easy tips for getting your work published and out in the public eye.

The second half of his lecture is all about art residencies. Joseph has attended fifteen residencies including the Open Studio Program at the Museum of Arts and Design in New York City and most recently a residency at the Cultural Centre Vanha Paukka in Lapua, Finland. Here he shares what each supplied and advice for your proposal.  

The second half is a demonstration on how to easily frame and light your work. Joseph developed this fast system for wall displayed glass art.

Joseph Cavalieri is an artist and educator living in New York City and Tardiveau, France. During the last fifteen years Joseph has taught over one hundred stained glass classes in domestic and international locations. He has attended fifteen art residencies, has exhibited internationally, and has produced many private and public art commissions including a MTA Arts for Transit public art installation at the Philipse Manor Station, NY.


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Kathy Barnard

 Sandblasting Grapes

Seminar: Sandblasting LECMO with Kathy Barnard 

Wednesday, October 2, 2024 1:30pm - 4:30pm, Kathy Barnard Studios
Presenter: Kathy Barnard, Kathy Barnard Studios

No Additional Cost - Pre-Registration Required
Seminar Cap: 15

This seminar will be transported just under a mile to Kathy Barnard's Kansas City Studio where they will have a chance to see the wide range of work showcased in her gallery and then dig into a demonstration with her right on site.

With her massive, custom built sandblaster on site, Kathy will be able to present and demonstrate how she moves work from design and concept through to a final piece no matter the size.

After years of working with glass and mastering its behavior, Kathy Barnard has become an expert in understanding how it holds and reflects light. Her works spans a wide range, from delicate etched floral glassware to expansive glass panels that adorn entire buildings. Specializing in sculptural carved art glass and deep carved windows, Kathy creates pieces that are both intricate and monumental, showcasing her exceptional technical and artistic vision.

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Jill Headshot


Seminar: Growing a Stained Glass Business

Thursday, October 3, 2024 9:30am - 12:30pm, Sheraton at Crown Center
Presenter: Jill Huentelman, Huentelglas

No Additional Cost - Pre-Registration Required
Seminar Cap: 15

This session is applicable for stained glass companies (studios, manufacturers, etc.) that are looking to grow. This session will focus on understanding the four critical decisions you need to make to grow your business profitably. Learn about the three barriers to growth and how to overcome them. Be introduced to a roadmap to scale up as well as a robust operating system specifically designed to improve your Execution, increase your Cash Flow and drive Top-Line Growth. At this session, receive three Take-Aways: An assessment of your “Lead Domino” for growth – this assessment will help you to identify the key Decision for you to focus on in the next year that will have the greatest impact in your business. Also receive a set of tools and resources that can help you along the business journey..

Jill is founder of Lernia Training Solutions, an educational company for 20+ years. Jill enjoys partnering with CEO’s, entrepreneurs, and other C-level executives to help create and grow more sustainable, valuable,  profitable and sustainable companies. Jill is a life-long entrepreneur that grew Lernia to 25 people and was recognized as one of the Top 100 fastest growing, privately held companies in the Philadelphia area (2010 / 2011). Jill is certified as a Scaling Up coach and is currently a strategic coach for small and mid-sized businesses that seek to grow. Jill is also a stained-glass artist and is able to spend 2-3 days a week at her stained glass studio.

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Ted Ellison

Seminar: From Concept to Quote: An Introduction to Stained Glass Design and Pricing

Thursday, October 3, 2024 1:00pm - 5:00pm, Sheraton at Crown Center
Presenter: Ted Ellison, Theodore Ellison Designs 

No Additional Cost - Pre-Registration Required
Seminar Cap: 25

From Concept to Quote: An Introduction to Stained Glass Design and Pricing is a concise workshop for stained glass artists looking to expand their professional skills. This course provides an overview of the process of creating, presenting, and pricing original designs. You'll be introduced to techniques for generating design concepts, adapting client preferences, and developing your ideas. The class will touch on presentation methods to effectively communicate your designs to clients. We'll also cover the basics of pricing strategies, including considerations for materials, labor, and profit margins. By the end of this workshop, you'll have a foundational understanding of the business side of custom stained glass projects, from initial concept to final quote, helping you take the first steps in turning your artistic passion into a potential business venture. 

Theodore Ellison studied art and apprenticed in a glass studio before starting his leaded glass and mosaic company in 1998. Honoring the artistic integrity of the Arts & Crafts tradition he’s created original glass, mosaic, and lighting designs for homes all over the country. His work is based on the firm belief that thoughtfully designed and carefully crafted artworks enhance the lives of those who encounter them.

His work has appeared in Fine Homebuilding, Style 1900, and Old House Journal. He’s written on the history of glass for American Bungalow and presented on the history of American mosaic at the National Arts & Crafts Conference, Historic Seattle, the Society of American Mosaic Artists, The Gamble House, and The Driehaus Museum. He is also a member and past President of Artistic License, a guild of professional revival artisans serving the San Francisco Bay Area since 1982.

Theodore Ellison Designs

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St Joseph Documentation

St Joseph Documentation

Seminar & Field Session: Consideration of Sacred Spaces for Site Evaluation

Thursday, October 3, 2024 1:30pm - 4:30pm, Off-Site
Presenter: Bryant J. Stanton, Stanton Studios 

No Additional Cost - Pre-Registration Required
Seminar Cap: 20

This afternoon seminar will delve into the nuanced and respectful approach to stained glass restoration in sacred spaces. Too often, these cherished sites receive unsolicited bids and proposals hastily declaring "urgent" issues. This seminar aims to shift that narrative by providing a crash course in honest restoration sales.

Sacred spaces deserve more than a quick fix. Stained glass restoration is rarely a matter of life or death; instead, it involves a slow, incremental process. Thoughtful consideration and careful evaluation often yield better results, allowing communities the time to strategically prepare for preservation efforts that align with their financial capabilities and long-term goals.

Key topics of discussion will include:
•    Honest assessments versus urgent scare tactics
•    The incremental nature of stained glass deterioration
•    Practical stop-gap repairs to buy time
•    Small, manageable efforts that support preservation goals

This seminar emphasizes the importance of patience and strategic planning in preservation, reinforcing that there is no immediate crisis demanding hasty action. By attending, you'll gain a deeper understanding of how great restoration work takes time and how we can contribute to building a solid foundation for future efforts. Join us to learn how to be a better part of the preservation process, ensuring that sacred spaces continue to be cherished for generations to come.

Stanton Studios, expanded from well-known Stanton Glass Studio, was founded in 1979 by Bryant J. Stanton. The company began with workbench in a loft studio with a couple crates of glass and has grown into a nationally-recognized business with completed work in businesses and homes across Texas and the United States. In addition to Bryant, his four sons, and their team of craftsmen operate Stanton Studios just north of Waco, Texas.

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