2022: May Issue

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PNWglassguild.org

Greta Schneider: Powder

Upcoming events: pnwglassguild.org/events/

(Bolded events are Guild sponsored)

May
18-21 Glass Art Society’s conf, Tacoma WA
22 Together in Art & Glass festival, Tacoma WA
22 General Meeting
24 Board Meeting

June
3-5 Charbonneau Festival of the Arts, Portland Area
10-12  Sorticulture, Everett WA
12 Play Day: Taking Photos, Seattle WA
17-19  Edmonds Art Festival Edmonds WA
26 General Meeting

July
9-10   Wedgwood Arts Festival Seattle WA
15-17 Salem Art Fair and Festival, Salem, OR
TBA    Museum of Glass’ Glass Fest NW, Tacoma WA
24 General Meeting
29-31 Bellevue Arts Museum Fair, Bellevue WA
30-31 Bellevue Downtown Arts Market Bellevue WA

August
TBA Guild Picnic, Portland and Seattle
6-8    Anacortes Arts Festival, Anacortes WA
20-21 Fresh Paint, Everett WA
20-21 Summer Studio Tour, Whidbey Island WA
26-28 Arts In The Garden, Bellevue WA

September
3-5    Art In the Pearl, Portland OR
TBA Open Studios, Portland OR


Contents

  • Featured Artists: Pam & Sky Archelta
  • President’s Message
  • PNWGG Board of Directors
  • Gathering Of the Guilds
  • Welcome to our Newest Members
  • Experimenting With Simple Techniques
  • Guild Notes
  • Exploring Member Benefits Part 5
  • PNW Glass Events, past & future
  • Next Issue: Summer Memories
  • Featured Sponsor: Fusion Headquarters
  • Thanks to All Our Sponsors

Read the whole issue on the website:
https://www.pnwglassguild.org/article-cat/issue-2022-05/

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Featured Artists Pam and Sky Archuleta

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Sua Lana Glass Art in Scappoose, Oregon

Hello glass friends! I’m Pam Archuleta, and my husband, Sky, and I are Sua Lana Glass Art in Scappoose, Oregon. Sua Lana (pronounced ‘Shwa Lana’) is a Basque term that means ‘created by hand with fire.’

Our business was borne from our love of art and a fascination with glass. I began my journey in glass some 15+ years ago when I was inspired to take classes in glassblowing. At the time, I truly didn’t realize there were so many ways of working with glass, and my experience with glassblowing quickly blossomed to include torch work and fusing in various ways. The process that has proven most interesting in my exploration so far is pate de verre because it’s a complex process that taught me many things about glass and its properties, and gave me an opportunity to learn how to make many different types of molds.

I began making pate de verre pieces after seeing a small bowl at the Bullseye Resource Center that captured my imagination. Bullseye was offering classes at the time, so I happily signed up to learn. I really liked the bowl I made in class, but didn’t honestly know what to do with it when I brought it home. I decided to put it on my fireplace mantle and light it up with a small candle. The way it glowed was so beautiful it inspired me to make a lamp shade. A friend encouraged me to enter my lamp in the fair that year, and it earned first place at both the Columbia County and Oregon State Fairs.

Around the time I was learning pate de verre, Sky retired from his engineering management career in high tech and was looking for a new adventure. Sky is very creative and has always loved to do artwork. Most of his art involved painting, drawing, woodworking and playing guitar, but he ventured out to the studio one day and began to work on a pate de verre piece. It’s always wonderful to have a creative person to work with in the studio, but even better when it’s your best friend and partner for over 40 years. This was the beginning of Sua Lana. We decided to focus our business on creating pate de verre lighting because we both love the way light shines through glass with this technique, and saw an opportunity to make beautiful lighting in a style we hadn’t previously seen. Today we’ve got table lamps and pendant lights in penthouse suites, yacht clubs, doctor’s offices, and private homes, and we’ve enjoyed making every piece. To Sky and I, the most gratifying part of creating each light is the positive energy we’ve received from our customers. We’ve truly received as much love from our customers as we’ve put into our artwork.

Presidents Message – May

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Terry Thomas

Welcome to Spring, here’s hoping the weather catches up to the season soon. It is great to see more in-person events available regionally. I hope everyone had great success at the Gathering of the Guilds in Portland, OR and Art in Bloom in Seattle, WA and other events that you have participated in over the last month.

Speaking of great glass events, be sure to check out the Glass Art Society annual conference “Between Here and There” in Tacoma, WA as they celebrate 50 years as a glass society. Check out the lineup of events they have planned over the four-day conference. Last day to register on-line for full conference is May 13, 2022, so check it out today.

The PNW Glass Guild is in the planning process for summer events, which may include in-person, regional picnics. Be sure to check out the event calendar as the events are finalized, in the meantime if you have recommendations or ideas drop me a note at president@pnwglassguild.org with your feedback.

Shards of glass can cut and wound or magnify a vision.” –Terry Tempest Williams

2022 PNWGG Board of Directors

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President – Terry Thomas

Past President – Lyn Kennnison –

Vice President – Rachel Dollar

Secretary – Haley Wigent

Co-Treasurers – Linda Roman and Kate Nicklos


Team Chairs

Communications Chair – Stephanie Johnston*
(*We would like to give a big thank you to Charlene Fort for her long service to the Guild )

Membership Chair – Rae Williamson

Sponsorship Chair – Linda Gerrard

Newsletter Co-Chairs – Greta Schneider and Rae Williamson

Web Master – Needed

Interested in helping out, see the list of other positions available, we would love to have you on the team.


Any comments, suggestions or questions about the PNWGG Newsletter, please contact Greta or Rae

To contact anyone else, please use the appropriate form on the About>Contact us page

2022 GotG: Glassies Have Returned!

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This year’s Gathering of the Guilds was truly exciting! PNW Glass Guild members Kory and Rachel Dollar, Sharon Dunham, Janiene Fitzpatrick, Kim Lawrence, Carlyne Lynch, Lesley Kelly, Lyn Kennison, Mari Aoki Knight, Mitzi Kugler, Lisa Mustain, Rose and Gerald McBride, Karla Fant Piatt, and Greta Schneider proudly showcased their work. Everyone praised Lesley Kelly’s ability to keep everything running smoothly. Carlyne Lynch did publicity. Mitzi Kugler coordinated and scheduled volunteers. Linda Roman and Kate Nichols handled sales in the group booth. There were also many additional volunteers without which the show couldn’t have happened: Shelby Anderson, Kim Graham, Jennifer Hart, Anita Harting, Kevin Kanyo, Teresa Kaufman, Barbara Kienle, Gary Knight, Kari Kugler, Rob Lawrence, Eric True, Mr. Piatt, Debbie Vourtas, Kathie Wise as well as several others whose names didn’t get written down. We thank you all.

Once the show opened, our eyes were met with a visual smorgasbord of glass treats. We had color, form, depth, texture, composition, and value. A variety of Glass Mediums were featured: Stained Glass, Mosaics, Fused Glass, Torchwork, and combinations of all. The show had fine craft items as well as fine art. It offered a break from looking at glass on our computer and smartphone screens to view glass and its depth of colors, transparency and light reflection!

Kim Lawrence sets up for her very first show.

Kory and Rachael Dollar demonstrated and displayed new visual art approaches to glass-on-glass mosaics and utilization of fused component pieces. Rose and Gerald McBride displayed stained glass art and new “slider” painterly glass. Greta not only brought her fabulous jewelry but also her enamel animal portraits. Lisa created customized stands out of metal to showcase her playful little monsters. Janiene Fitzpatrick showed her extreme mastery of her kiln with her giant flowers. Mitzi Kugler had her beautiful scenic pieces and her popular solar glass flowers.

The Ukraine donations table

Lesley Kelly created the Ukrainian fund raising table and stacked it with great donations. Lyn had a catchy corner booth that had a little of everything. Carlyne provided diagrams and introduced anyone near her booth to information about vitrigraph. She also displayed truly original vitrigraph / murrini landscapes and slider art pieces. Karla Fant Piatt’s animals with flowing lines artfully captured motion. Mari Aoki Knight showed her lovely glass flower jewelry.

Carlyne Lynch says “For me, the best part of the show was to view and experience the glass landscapes of our PNW Glass Guild artists. Their pieces were invitations to share parts of their lives. We all worked hard to make this a colorful and joyful experience. Our volunteers helped with set-up of the “Gallery” featuring many fine pieces. All of us were exhausted by show’s end but we hung together and talked, shared experiences and our glass knowledge, as we sold our diverse array of art”. Here are some videos Carlyne took at the show part 1, part 2, and part 3

Come to the Guild General Meeting May 22 at 3:30 pm via Zoom for a discussion of this and other recent events. We’ll also discuss future Guild events.

Welcome to Our New Members

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Kelly Bates Canby, OR
Susan Clark, Camas, WA
Rebecca Davenport, Wimberley, TX
Beth Farrell, Woodlands, WA
Inez Flaugh, Port Orchard, WA

Elise Mattson, Snohomish, WA
Cathy Schwab, Wilsonville, OR
Candice Sterling, Everett, WA
Mary Todd, BattleGround, WA
Teresa Woodward, Lake Forest Park, WA

Please reach out and connect…

Experimenting With Simple Techniques

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Stretch Both Your Skills and Your Imagination!

A few years ago Rae Williamson got me (Greta Schneider) involved in an online glass “Challenge” put on by Kelly Crosser Alge, using her sgraffito technique with black glass powder. I occasionally had a hard time getting a project done each day but I still got so much out of the challenges. There were 30 challenges in 30 days but particularly in the beginning they were very quick, literally minutes for each piece and meant to be quick, easy….and not kept. Of course you didn’t have to do every one….. but it was nice doing the challenge online where we could compare projects with the other artists and also get more ideas.
My thoughts on this came about partly because of discussions of how much things have changed due to Covid……with few meetings in person and no live shows for two years now. Many of us have taken a break from our normal artistic routines. However, that can also be viewed as an opportunity! What I liked about this particular challenge was that it was not a complicated technique… .but it really made you realize that you could “go back to the basics” and learn a LOT! It was very “freeing” to have to do lots of very quick projects in the beginning…. sometimes just minutes to produce each one….and with limited “tools”. You were supposed to take a photo and then dump it afterwards. No firing at first unless you really wanted to save something, your choice. It was to make us loosen up….take a shot…play….and not get all hung up on what we thought a finished project “should” look like. Kelly has a few videos online showing how she does some of her techniques that are fun to watch if you are interested and she will probably be doing more online challenges too.
I’m going to include a few photos with quick examples I did using very simple things like business cards, wooden skewers, my fingers or a brush…..to create a pattern, shape or shading. That was part of the fun… realizing how much texture and shading you can get using very simple items rather than actual tools! This general idea also applies to other forms of fused glass. A piece of art doesn’t always have to be complicated… sometimes the simplicity is what makes something truly striking and beautiful.


The first photo shows just a simple fence in front of a bush…….done in seconds by dragging a business card through a light coating of black glass powder. The second photo uses a quick egg shaped stencil, cut from paper…and then powder lightly sprinkles mostly around the edge…..and it is amazing how much shape that simple act creates. Then by lightly dragging a card, or whatever works best for you, gently around the edge….you create just a very light but crisp exterior line. This makes a cute Easter egg too, if you draw designs across the egg with a wooden skewer, for instance. This general technique works well for creating realistic looking fruit.
The next two shots are trees and branches and a little vegetation drawn in just seconds with wood sticks, paint brushes, rubber tips, etc. Add little bits of powder to thicken some areas with your fingers or a small spoon. Try all kinds of things to see what sort of impressions or drag marks they make. One of the last projects we did for the challenge was a face, either a self portrait or someone else we wanted to do….so I chose Albert Einstein. Another challenge project was something we were afraid of. I worry more about spiders than sharks but I didn’t want to look at a piece of glass art with a spider as a subject. I doubt I’ll ever get to swim in the ocean again…..so I went with a shark for the scary subject. The desert scene is just something I decided to try using the techniques I had played with during the challenge and I was quite pleased with the results. I thought it was interesting how many textures and shading differences you could create with rather subtle movements and it is something that will be useful in completely unrelated glass projects. Also, think how much you could do by combining painting enamels or line art with the powder shading.


We should all go back to basics sometimes….and play…..because we have all learned better ways to complete our projects as our glass journey has progressed…… so you can do something now that you maybe tried and weren’t that happy with when you first started glass…..and bring a whole batch of new skills to your work! Playing and experimenting can really bring new excitement, new ideas and better results to your glass work no matter what technique you use or how long you have been a glass artist.

Guild Notes

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General meeting May 22nd, 3:30pm via Zoom:
Review of past events (and looking towards those coming up)

Vendors will talk about the successes from the May 6-8 Gathering of the Guilds, what we could do to improve, and we we did well. We’d also appreciate hearing how other recent shows went and how they dealt with various issues. In addition you can share your thoughts on up-coming events like Play Days, Guild Picnics, Open Studios, Vendor Fair, etc.. Anyone is welcome at our general meetings
See the event listing for the Zoom link and more details.


May 22nd Free show seeking glass artists: In conjunction with the big Glass Art Society’s conference in Tacoma May 18-21, Tacoma WA is having a Together In Art and Glass festival and vendor application seems to still be open.


May 24th 7pm Board Meeting via Zoom see the event listing for the agenda etc.


June 12th Play Day: Photographing Your Work

12:30pm at Karen Seymour’s in Seattle, may also be Zoomed. Bring some glass work and your camera/cell phone. See the event listing for details.


June 26th 3:30 pm General meeting via Zoom see the event listing for details


You’re part of the team: when you read this please send in photos of your art showing “summer memories” so we have something for the next newsletter!

Exploring Your Member Benefits, Part 5

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Hosting A Play Day

Part of belonging to a Guild is getting together with others who share your interests. A Play Day is a free, informal gathering of Guild members to explore some facet of glass work, usually held at a member’s house. This isn’t the host being a teacher, it’s a chance to get together and play with glass. There are some videos of Play Days on the Guild website under Glass>Education.
Log-in before going to any of these links: Enamel, done as before and after sessions in 3 videos, Fossil Vitria done as a Zoom, Vitrograph pulling, edited to show process rather than beginner’s learning experiences.

Scraffito Play Day

How to set up a Play Day

  1. Think of some glass technique that can be done in about 3 hours or broken into 2 to 3 hour chunks. Figure out how much space it needs and how many people you feel comfortable hosting in person.
  2. Put together a materials list. It’s OK to put out a donations bucket to defray your costs if it isn’t a project that has members bringing all their own materials.
  3. Invite members over to play. Guild Play Days are member only events so please ask folks to join the Guild before they attend.
  4. If you want the publicity of making it a Guild event, notify the Play Days coordinator and they’ll see that it gets on the calendar and sent out in the Guild news. If there’s enough lead time we can also publicize it through the Newsletter.

Making it a Zoom meeting allows all members to join in and helps promote the broader reach of the Guild. Doing this successfully requires getting a volunteer who acts as Zoom intermediary for the on-line participants rather than taking an active part in the Play Day projects.

We encourage you to record it, edit it, and put a link to it in the education section of the website for members to watch later (give links to the websites of instructors you’ve taken classes from rather than sharing their secrets). Contact Karen Seymour for help uploading your video to the Guild’s website or send her a link to it on your own Youtube channel.

We also welcome a short article with photos about your Play Day. Send it to the newsletter editors.

Check the Guild calendar and watch your email for a Play Day near you!

Pacific NW Glass Events, past & future

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Lael Bennett setting up for ArtInBloomSeattle.com last month

Many of the Seattle Guild members (Janiene Fitzpatrick, Connie Munford, Bridget Culligan, Lael Bennett, and Karen Seymour) participated in the April 23-24 ArtInBloomSeattle.com garden art studio tour and sale. We had stunning weather and most artists reported good sales.

May 6-8: Gathering of the Guilds went well
See related article and/ or come to the May 22nd Guild meeting on Zoom.


Send us your “Summer Memories”
Please email the Newsletter Editors images you’ve created that evoke summer to show off what Guild artists are capable of.


General meetings in 2022

Zoom on the 4th Sunday of most months at 3:30pm. You don’t even need to be a member to attend our general meetings. Contact Rachel Dollar, our VP, if you have suggestions for future topics.


Gathering of the Guilds visitor studies Lyn Kennison’s art

Summer events:

(Guild sponsored events are bolded)

Members can submit glass related events to the calendar with this form

May
18-21 Glass Art Society’s conf, Tacoma WA
22 Together in Art & Glass festival, Tacoma WA
22 General Meeting
24 Board Meeting

June
3-5 Charbonneau Festival of the Arts, SW Portland Area
10-12 Sorticulture, Everett WA
12 Play Day: Taking Photos of Your Work, Seattle WA
17-19  Edmonds Art Festival Edmonds WA
26 General Meeting

July
9-10   Wedgwood Arts Festival Seattle WA
15-17 Salem Art Fair and Festival, Salem, OR
TBA    Museum of Glass’ Glass Fest Northwest, Tacoma WA
24 General Meeting
29-31 Bellevue Arts Museum Fair, Bellevue WA
30-31 Bellevue Downtown Arts Market Bellevue WA

August
TBA Guild Picnic, Portland and Seattle
6-8    Anacortes Arts Festival, Anacortes WA
20-21  Fresh Paint, Everett WA
20-21  Summer Studio Tour, Whidbey Island WA
26-28 Arts In The Garden, Bellevue WA

September
3-5    Art In the Pearl, Portland OR
TBA Open Studios Portland OR


Please send us photos of glass events!

Having a photo makes it so much easier to invite people to participate in an event next year. If you go to a glass event please take some photos and send the best 2 to the marketing team (400 to 600 px or “medium” resolution, about 500 KB, not more than 1MB).

Featured Sponsor – Fusion Headquarters

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Since 1986, Fusion Headquarters has been supplying the art glass industry with Hard To Find Fusing Supplies. Over the last 36 years their Fuse Master Enamels have become highly regarded for their brilliance and intensity. We pride ourselves on great service and quality products. If you are looking for a new kiln, books on fusing, stainless steel molds that last a life time, Flexi-Glass, Liquid Stringer, Super Spray or more, check us out. We are happy to help!

Fusion Headquarters, Inc.
15500 NE Kincaid Rd. Newberg, OR 97132
503-538-5281

Thanks to our Sponsors!

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These companies and organizations are an integral part of the glass art community. We thank our Sponsors for supporting our Guild through either generous donations or by offering discounts to our Members. Please take time to thank them for their generosity when you visit their businesses.

Gold Level Sponsors

Skutt logo

Silver Level Sponsors

Colour de Verre – Artifex Toolworks – Glass Alchemy – D&L Art Glass – HIS Glass Works – Bonny Doon

2022: March Issue

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PNWglassguild.org

A sunflower in support of the people of Ukraine (Karen Seymour)

Upcoming events: pnwglassguild.org/events/

(Bolded events are Guild sponsored)

March

to 15 (Buy your Gathering of the Guilds booth)

18 (Jury closes for Local 14 art show, Portland)

26 Play Day via Zoom & in person, Portland

27 General Meeting “Yard Art” via Zoom

to 30 Linda Gerrard’s “Nature of Glass”, Portland

April

23-24 Art In Bloom garden art studio tour, Seattle

23-24 Best of the NW, Seattle

25 General Meeting, Zoom (note: Monday night)

26 (Mosaic Challenge entries due, Concrete WA)

May

6-8 Gathering Of The Guilds, Portland OR

18-21 Glass Art Society’s conf, Tacoma WA

22 General Meeting

24 Board Meeting


Contents

  • Gathering of the Guilds Update
  • Featured Artists: Carlyne Lynch, Terry Thomas
  • President’s Message
  • PNWGG Board of Directors
  • Welcome to our Newest Members
  • Membership Renewals
  • Flowers: Did You Know?
  • Flower Power
  • Spring Project Ideas
  • Guild Notes
  • Exploring Member Benefits Part 4
  • PNW Glass Events, past & future
  • Featured Sponsor: Happy Glass Art Supply
  • Thanks to All Our Sponsors

Read the whole issue on the website:
https://www.pnwglassguild.org/article-cat/issue-2022-03/

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Gathering of the Guilds Update:

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Please join us for the annual Gathering of the Guilds show and sale at the Oregon Convention Center in-person in Portland, Oregon, on May 6-8, 2022. This long running annual show is a celebration of NW craft work of all sorts. Come see artists from all 6 guilds:

  • The Pacific Northwest Glass Guild
  • The Oregon Potters Association
  • The Creative Metal Arts Guild
  • The Guild of Oregon Woodworkers
  • The Portland Bead Society
  • The Portland Handweavers Guild.

Admission is free to the public. Volunteers have even more fun: if you can spare 4 hours to make new glass friends, please fill out the volunteer form.

GotG 2017
Gathering of the Guild in 2017 when we were still the Oregon Glass Guild

Want to show and sell your work to all these people? Deadline to buy a booth is March 15th

Traditionally this show has had an attendance of about 20,000 attendees over the course of the three days of the show. The number of inquiries that the media and the guilds have had over the last few months about the show returning indicates that there many people wanting to attend.

For members who are new to selling their work the Group Booth for $125 is a great deal. Each participant gets half an 8′ table to display their glass for sale. The table, lights and ability to take credit cards are all included in the $125 (you will need to pay the credit card company fee on any sales, and you will owe a commission to the Guild as well). Participants take shifts and work a common till so you don’t even have to be present all the hours of all 3 days

The prices for the 10×10 booths range from $400 to $475 depending on their location, and the 5×10 booth prices range from $250 to $350 depending on location. Note that all sales are subject to a variable commission rate depending on the number of volunteer hours worked by the artist or their partner or friend.

For more information on buying a booth, please go to the application information page. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact Lesley Kelly or Carlyne Lynch. Booth sales are picking up so if you are thinking of doing the show, you should fill out an application and pay for the size booth you want as soon as possible. The deadline is March 15th. Booths are given out in order of purchase.

Do you live far enough away from Portland that you will need a hotel or somewhere else to stay? We have members who are offering to share their home with participants who need a space. We have 5 spaces and are looking for more. Please fill out the hosting form if you live in the Portland area and are willing to share your home with an out of town member. If you are from out of town and hope to stay with another member, or have any other questions, please contact Lesley Kelly.

Featured Artist: Carlyne Lynch, Wilsonville, OR

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I grew up in the Industrial Ceramic Industry in California. My father developed clay slip and porcelain formulas for industrial use. Corning fell in love with his formula as did doll-makers. I learned to make glazes from glass and various mediums and took classes at Corning where I was not only the only kid, but I was also the only women. I am back to my original roots and opening a kiln again and seeing what comes out is like Christmas on a weekly basis. My only regret is that my father could see me now, he would be so proud!

I combine torch work, vitrigraph, glass powder, glass pieces, and glass paint to create 5-9 layer pieces. I still do some bead work but lately I have been making more elements to embed in glass. I have a vitrigraph kiln and create much of my own cane. A vitrigraph kiln is used for the process of heating glass in a small receptacle and allowing the glass to flow out of the bottom of a pot through the bottom of the kiln. Once the glass heats to molten, it can be pulled and manipulated or twisted into unique patterns. It is a great way to create interesting embellishments to incorporate into traditional glass fusing techniques. I am also one of the region’s few torch workers active in the Portland area.

For my fused work, I use several layered techniques and I am always surprised when the kill opens. Working with glass is fun and challenging and also allows me to harness my abundance of energy in a creative way. I do much custom work and if interested in classes or custom projects please contact me.

See more of Carlyne’s work in the Member’s Gallery

Featured Artist Terry Thomas, Woodland, Washington

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I did glass blowing and fusing during a vacation in Lincoln City, OR in 2016 (lived in Michigan at that time) and was hooked after that. After moving back “home” to Washington in 2018 I took more glass fusing classes through Bullseye Glass and Melt Glass Art Supply (Vancouver, WA). I started out with glass fusing but got “bit” by the glass on glass (GOG) mosaic technique after taking a class through Melt that Kory Dollar (Marvelous Mosaic Fine Art) taught.

I spent much of 2020 and 2021 doing GOG mosaics as it was perfect COVID-19 lock down activity that I could do from the comfort of home. In fall 2021 I took a leap to purchase a small kiln for my home studio and have concentrated on glass fusing since then. Shortly after that my wife and I decided to start a new business venture and created TLT Art LLC. We are still working out a business plan and how we plan to market our art creations. As a Native American with the Grand Ronde Confederated Tribe, I was able to get certified to sell at the Spirit Mountain Casino gift shop so that is officially my first selling venue.

Glass is my art medium of choice because there are so many different forms and techniques that can be used to create art. The biggest challenge is understanding the science behind how glass changes in the firing process and how best to process within a kiln to get good results. I am always looking to learn from other artists to see how I can interpret and incorporate new techniques in my finished pieces.

New techniques that I have been exploring recently are vitrigraph and landscapes with depth. I joined the glass guild as an opportunity to get access to a larger community of glass artists and opportunities to learn from others. Shortly after joining the guild I was approached to volunteer to be on the board. I have served on other non-profit organizations’ boards and held other volunteer positions in the past. I always enjoyed sharing my time with other dedicated people in furthering a good cause. You can read my message in the January newsletter to better understand the goals that I have set for 2022.

Terry Thomas is currently serving as the
president of our Pacific NW Glass Guild.

Presidents Message

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Spring is upon us and so are the in-person events once again! PNWGG is looking forward to the annual Gathering Of the Guilds event held at Oregon Convention Center on May 6 – 8, 2022. See related event posts for all of the details on how you can register for your booth and volunteer for this great event. We need volunteers to help plan and coordinate throughout the months leading up to the event. Join us today to make this a great event for everyone and welcome back in person selling opportunities.

Another spring event is the Art in Bloom in Seattle, WA. At the Art in Bloom event you will get the opportunity to tour several artists’ yards and studios. Check out all of the details in related event posts on PNWGG website.

Thank you to everyone who have joined us at our first meetings of 2022, I look forward to hearing from you on how we can make PNW Glass Guild even more valuable and beneficial to our members. Please drop me a note anytime with your feedback.

“You use a glass mirror to see your face; you use works of art to see your soul.” — George Bernard Shaw

2022 PNWGG Board of Directors

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President – Terry Thomas

Past President – Lyn Kennnison –

Vice President – Rachel Dollar

Secretary – Haley Wigent

Co-Treasurers – Linda Roman and Kate Nicklos


Team Chairs

Communications Chair – Stephanie Johnston*
(*We would like to give a big thank you to Charlene Fort for her long service to the Guild )

Membership Chair – Rae Williamson

Sponsorship Chair – Linda Gerrard

Newsletter Co-Chairs – Greta Schneider and Rae Williamson

Web Master – Needed

Interested in helping out, see the list of other positions available, we would love to have you on the team.


Any comments, suggestions or questions about the PNWGG Newsletter, please contact Greta or Rae

To contact anyone else, please use the appropriate form on the About>Contact us page

Welcome to our New Members

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We would like to extend a hearty welcome to our newest members…please reach out and connect with them.

Joesph Buckler, Joint Base Lewis McCord, Washington
Scott Deasy, Bainbridge Island, Washington
Kimberley Girard, Liberty Lake, Washington
Kate Harris, Redmond, Oregon
Vicki Joslyn, Portland, Oregon
Teresa Kaufman, Portland Oregon
Denise McGuiness, East Wenatchee, Washington

Teresa Ruch, Portland, Oregon
Cathy Schwab, Wilsonville, Oregon
John (Solly) Sollinger, Ashland, Oregon
Cathy Southwick, Eugene, Oregon
Mari Vandewettering, Portland, Oregon
Mary Weber, Portland, Oregon

New Members: Don’t forget to create your Gallery Page. For help with this, Log in and go to “For Members” which will then appear on the top menu, choose Website Help and scroll down to Members’ Gallery

Membership Renewals

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We value your participation in the Pacific Northwest Glass Guild and look forward to having you as a member for a long time. So just in case you are wondering, you will receive an email notification of your membership renewal on the day that it expires so no need to worry that you will miss it. It is important that you renew quickly to ensure you do not miss any exciting news or opportunities. If you have any questions or would like to see new offerings to members, please send a note to either Rae or Terry.