A Warm Welcome and a Big Thank You
To the New Members of the Board of Directors
Terry Thomas: I am a Southwest Washington based Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde member. I have been honing my skills in glass for the past several years and have experience in various forms of glass art creation from glass blowing, modeling glass, vitrigraph, glass on glass mosaic and fused glass.
I am inspired by the beauty of beaches and animals with blue herons being my favorite. Glass is my medium of choice because of the science involved in creating the final art piece and it’s versatility of forms. My largest scale projects have included a 33″ x 40″ blue heron glass on glass mosaic and four 14″ x 34″ panels.
Rachel Dollar: I help run Marvelous Mosaic Fine Art with my sister Kory Dollar. We specialize in glass on glass mosaics, fusing and vitrigraph. We teach glass on glass mosaics, fusion inclusions and vitrigraph. Our classes are held monthly just outside of Portland and 20 minutes from Longview, WA. Creating is my passion and I am excited to grow the PNW Glass Guild and help put on great events for the members.
Lyn Kennison will continue to serve on the Board as Past President. We thank her for her ongoing service.
Haley Wigent: I currently live in Gresham, OR. I started out working on some basic stained glass work when I was 7-8 years old with my grandmother who has been doing stained glass for over 50 years now. After taking some time off for music school and starting a business with my partner I built a stained glass studio. I primarily worked on small sun catchers and jewelry so my studio was completely lead free. About a year ago I discovered glass on glass mosaic and went to a Marvelous Mosaic workshop. Within the last year I have worked on several mosaic pieces as well as learning new glass techniques and applications. I love to take inspiration from my surroundings so most of my work features landscapes and animals.
CO – TREASURERS:
Linda Roman and Kate Nicklos
Linda Roman: My experience in glass is very recent. l’m very interested in mosaic glass on glass. At this point I have taken two classes from Kory Dollar at Marvelous Mosaic and have truly enjoyed it. I also have experience in pottery and took many classes when living in Rochester NY. I look forward to joining the board in January.
Kate Nicklos: I am a glass hobbyist who has had the opportunity over the last 15 years to take classes from many remarkable & talented glass artists since moving to the PNW. Fusing piqued my interest from it’s earliest stages and I would include visits to glass manufacturers when traveling in the PNW long before moving here. Being introduced to the PNWGG, previously OGG, just a few years ago provided another venue of learning & comradery. Though I hope to pursue glass fusing more consistently when I fully retire, it’s a privilege to support this organization of creative people that has opened those venues for me & others to pursue this passion. I look forward to serving as the assistant to the Treasurer.