The 66th American Scientific Glassblower Symposium

Monday June 26 - Friday June 30, 2023

Heathman Lodge - 7801 NE Greenwood Drive, Vancouver, Washington 98662

Founded in 1952 and incorporated in 1954, the American Scientific Glassblowers Society began as a professional, not-for-profit organization of scientific glassblowers and suppliers associated with the field. The objectives of the Society are to further the education of its membership through the gathering, promotion, and dissemination of technical and scientific information concerning all aspects of scientific glassblowing.

The content of the symposium website has been put together by Sally Prasch. If you have any questions you may contact Sally at

Time to get into gear for our next symposium

We invite you or someone you know to share a presentation, demonstration, poster, lecture or seminar.

Please fill out the proposal application and share your expertise in glass.

Fill out the Presentation Application

Symposium Co-Chairs:

Kevin Teaford


Ron Bihler

(303) 693-7329

Ron Bihler - Began his scientific glassblowing career in 1982, working for Rocky Mountain Scientific Glassblowing until 1992. In 1992, he established Technical Glass Inc. located in Aurora Colorado. He specialized in custom quartz and borosilicate products including quartz optical cells and engineering. He developed process for CNC machine of glass and construction of optical cells with high quality fused silica AR coated optics. He continued the operation of Technical Glass Inc. until 2009 and then merged with Precision Glassblowing of Colorado. At Precision Glassblowing he is in charge of research and development, has developed, and expanded process for CNC machining laser cutting and drilling of quartz, ceramic and glassy materials.

Kevin Teaford

Kevin Teaford - Kevin started his glassblowing career in 1992 at the Westinghouse-Hanford Company. After 31/2 years in Research and Development, Kevin accepted a position with Farlow's Scientific Glassblowing in northern California. At Farlow's he learned of many new types of glassware found in the medical and scientific production industry. In 1999, he secured a position at Precision Glassblowing of Colorado. While at Precision, he was introduced to many new aspects of production-style glassblowing, which included fabrication of large diameter Pyres apparatus and the introduction of larger Quartz fabrication. Kevin has worked at the University of Utah since 2002. Kevin has been the National Membership Chair for the ASGS and now is the Chair of the Allan B Brown Regular Member Workshop.

To get updates on the 2023 Symposium, sign up here!

Privacy Notice