Welcome to the Saint Louis Lampworkers Society

June 23, 2012

The SLLS is dedicated to the art of lampworking; making glass beads in an open flame. The Society provides resources and educational forums for those in the region interested in learning more about lampworked beads.

About the SLLS
Beginning in 1999, a small group of St. Louis glass beadmakers met in what became the foundation of the Saint Louis Lampworkers Society. With the goal of sharing knowledge, ideas and resources, the group formally organized in 2002. Meeting schedules, demonstrations and art shows were the main topics of discussion in those formative meetings. By March 2003, the SLLS had 37 members and an organized approach to an annual bead show with sponsorship from two of the local bead stores that cater to lampwork artists. Today, the SLLS continues to support the founding ideals of increasing awareness of the art, sharing resources and providing a forum for local lampwork artists to share their experiences and knowledge.


February Meeting 2018

January 28, 2018

The Next Lampworker’s meeting will be held on Sunday, February 11th, and located at Jackie’s house at 2:00pm.  Please see your email for more details.

Missouri Bead Retreat 2018

January 28, 2018

Excerpt from: https://mobeadretreat.wordpress.com/

For ten years, people from all over the midwest have come together to celebrate their common interest: melting glass! Artists make the trip from various states including: Illinois, Minnesota, Arkansas, Kentucky, Kansas, Philadelphia, Colorado and even Florida to spend time with other like-minded individuals for a weekend of fun and learning! We not only welcome flameworkers, but a variety of artists as well. Basically, anyone that wants to have a good time! The Missouri Bead Retreat (MBR) is always scheduled the weekend BEFORE Memorial Day weekend and goes from Friday through Monday.

Glass Galore 2016

September 13, 2016

The St Louis Lampworkers Society will be holding their annual show, Glass Galore:

October 15, 2016   09:00am – 04:00pm

Location:    St Paul’s United Church of Christ

5508 Telegraph Road

St Louis (Oakville), MO 63129

Come a shop for hand made glass beads, jewelry, button, art work.

We ask for a $2.00 donation at the door for Beads of Courage.


Marble Crazy 2015

March 9, 2015

During our last SLLS meeting we were discussing lampworking events to go to. One we had discussed was Marble Crazy. It is a three day annual event in March. The first two days are at Moon Marble Company in Bonner Springs, Kansas (close to Kansas City). Those days there are 20 or so marble artist who demo marble making throughout the day and also sell marbles. This year one of our SLLS members, Fred Linders was a participating artist. Pictured below is the demo marble he made there. You can also watch the Marble Crazy on Youtube. The third Marble Crazy day is hosted by the Kansas City Marble Collectors Club at a local hotel, where you can buy antique or contemporary marbles. They also have marble identification. Marble Crazy 2015 is over, but you may want to attend 2016. Check out Moon Marbles’ website for more info.

Fred MC 2015 Marble 25%

Happy New Year

February 9, 2015

Welcome to the 2015 . The calendar has been updated with current information.

If you wish to host a meeting, Please contact us via email     sllsmembership@gmail.com.

With the new year we say Thank You to Marilyn Roberts for her service as president and welcome Tom Lahue as our new President.

Please mark your calendar for Glass Galore April 18th, 2015 at the Kirkwood Community Center.



Fire Festival

October 22, 2013

November 2nd the St Louis Lampworker’s Society will be demonstrating lampworking at the New Haven Fire Festival.

Come out to the event from 9am to 5pm is an art and craft show.

6pm to 9PM the Fire and Ice Sculpture will be light along with a burning man and fiery pumpkin trebuchet.

Glass Galore 2013

September 9, 2013
Bring this card for an extra raffle ticket.

Bring this card for an extra raffle ticket.