General Meetings: Usually 4th Sunday 3:30 pm via Zoom (3rd Sunday in Nov.)

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November 19th General Meeting: Holiday Projects for Kids

3:30 via Zoom: Do you have ideas for fun kids’ projects? Have you run a class for kids, or helped a child make a gift or holiday decoration out of glass? Children’s projects are a great way to help build a future glass community. Share your experience and ideas at the next General Meeting! Contact Rachel Dollar to get on the list of speakers for the meeting. (It runs much more smoothly if she knows who to call on next). See the event listing for more details.

(Image: David Smith teaches glass blowing to attentive kids)

Potluck Holiday Parties in place of December General Meeting

2022 holiday party at sponsor Melt Art Glass

So far we have 3 potluck holiday parties for us glassies. Click the city or see the event listings in the calendar for details:
Sat. Dec. 9, 5 pm in Beaverton OR
Sun. Dec. 10, 11 am in Seattle WA Sun. Dec. 17, 3 pm in Vancouver WA
Please contact VP Rachel Dollar if you want to host a party for your glass neighbors.

This is for the Guild but friends and family and anyone else interested in glass is welcome to attend.

Prior Meeting Recordings Now Available To Members

Did you miss a recent meeting but wish you hadn’t? Members can log in to view videos of recent General Meetings that have been uploaded to Glass>Education on the menu. These are unedited in order to make them available sooner. If someone wants to help their fellow members by editing them we’d really appreciate it, please contact Karen Seymour to volunteer.

Many thanks to all those who shared their knowledge and experience at our meetings.

1) New (to you) Techniques (October): Interesting fusing techniques and insights from our members
Rachel Dollar: Wazer (waterjet) cutter
Lael Bennett: Optics and cutting thick glass
Fred Buxton: Making Clouds
Karen Seymour: Flashed Glass
Roz Cooper: Flow

2) Custom Work (September): How to do it without losing your shirt. Main speakers: Kathy Johnson, Sondra Radcliffe and Jane Godfrey, Linda Gerrard

3) Public Artwork Adventures (June):
Rachel Dollar, Nancy Keating, and Michael Dupille talk about experiences in getting, creating and installing public art commissions.

4) Shaping tools (May)
Barbara Cashman – talked about SilkeMat and how you use it. Lael Bennett gave information on how to fire on shaped stainless steel screen without the glass sticking.

5) Kiln Maintenance (February)
Delores Taylor and several others give tips on what to look for when buying and maintaining your kiln

Delores Taylor‘s kiln was restored from this meltdown. Log on and hear her experience.