Bullseye Glass Co.

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About Bullseye Glass Co.

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Bullseye Glass Co.
Collaborating with artists worldwide to produce quality art glass and promote quality glass art.

Who we are

Bullseye Glass Co. is a manufacturer of colored glass for art and architecture with worldwide distribution and a strong commitment to research, education, and promoting glass art. We are based in Portland, Oregon.

Over our thirty-year history, we have collaborated with a community of artists worldwide with whom we have been instrumental in developing many of the fundamental materials and methods at the core of the contemporary kiln-glass movement.

We are widely known as the first company in the world to formulate and manufacture glasses that are factory-tested for fusing compatibility. We are also recognized for key contributions to the kilnforming, kilncasting, flameworking, and coldworking methods used to create glass art.

We are a small company with worldwide influence.
• Our factory sets the standard for quality in colored glass for art and architecture.
• Our research and education programs continually enrich and extend the reach of the kiln-glass art movement.
• Our fine arts gallery presents and promotes the work of innovative artists from around the globe.

Locations, products and services

We carry out our complex mission in five distinct settings. Four are based in Portland, Oregon: Bullseye Factory, Bullseye Gallery, Bullseye Research & Education Studios, and Bullseye Resource Center (our retail store). Through Bullseye Glass Ltd., our Scotland affiliate, we provide direct service to artists in Europe and the UK.

1. Bullseye Factory
In our Portland (Oregon) Factory, we manufacture quality colored glass for use in art and architecture. Five days a week our skilled craftspeople pour, roll, and shape glass into sheets and other forms, using methods rooted in the late 17th century and re-invented by three artists who founded the company in the 1970s. Today Bullseye provides more than 1,000 different glass products in a complex color palette to artists worldwide. We are constantly exploring new product possibilities and have been called “the most sophisticated glass-coloring company in the world” by legendary chromaphile and artist Dale Chihuly.

2. Bullseye Gallery
Set in Portland’s art-rich Pearl District, Bullseye Gallery mounts a dozen or more exhibitions each year with a select group of international artists. These artists range from acknowledged masters to dynamic new visionaries—all riding the leading edge of contemporary studio glass. Bullseye Gallery also presents glasswork at art and design fairs across the United States and abroad.

3. Bullseye Research & Education Studios
Adjacent to our Factory in southeast Portland are our well-equipped Research & Education Studios. Here, staff instructors and noted guest artists offer short-term classes year round for students at all levels. Our courses encourage fine design and craftsmanship and teach new approaches to kilnforming, kilncasting, coldworking, and flameworking. R&E staff artist/technicians also conduct product tests for the Factory, provide technical support to our customers, and assist visiting artists and architects from around the world in creating innovative new work through our Artist Exchange Program. We document technical advances made in our studios in educational publications and present them to the public on our Web site and in free onsite lectures.

4. Bullseye Resource Center
Adjoining the Bullseye Factory is our Resource Center, which is known to glass enthusiasts everywhere as a world-class glass store. To this popular destination, beginners and experts alike come to browse Bullseye’s complete line of glass products, tools and supplies and to ask questions of the friendly, knowledgeable sales staff.

5. Bullseye Glass Ltd.
Our subsidiary in Caithness, Scotland, provides UK and European artists with easy access to our full line of products for glass casting, while supporting local glass art education through regular teachers' forums and involvement with UK-based tertiary glass programs.