Play Days:

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A chance to explore new techniques and get to know fellow Guild members

Now that the world is cautiously going back to in-person events we’re encouraging members to hold Play Days as a way to get together and learn new ways of working with glass.

We’ve added a list of suggested topics under the Glass menu>Play Days

We’re hoping to add links to helpful videos as well as lists of materials to assist others in planning a Play Day on a particular topic. Let Karen Seymour know if you can help with that. AND we’re looking for members who might want to host a play day but don’t have the space to match with those who have the space but no idea what to do.

What a Play Day looks like: Here’s the table and some of the resulting fused pieces from the October Shape to Fuse Play Day in Seattle. (Thanks to Stephanie Johnson, Heidi Federspiel, and Debbie Marchione for sharing their images):

Freeze & Fuse before, after firing

Showing how Vitrigel powder paste shrinks after firing

Vitrigel powder paste on leaves before firing

Vitrigel powder paste after firing

Logged in Members can see a PDF of suggestions of what is needed for a similar gel-sculpting Play Day under the menu Glass>Play Days page in the list of topics.

Two Play Days Coming Soon:

Note that Play Days are member only events: Please Join the Guild before attending.

Jan. 28-29, Seattle: Karen Seymour is holding a Glass Table Play Day at which she’ll be working on her own glass applique table and she invites you to bring your own similar project. She’ll have grinders and work spaces set up as well as some materials for you to purchase at cost if you don’t bring your own. This is not a glass cutting class: you do need to at least be able to cut glass with some proficiency. Karen will be glad to give guidance on the other parts of the process.

Feb. 11, Washougal WA (near Portland): Stephanie Johnston is organizing a Silicone Mold Making Play Day for those who want to make molds for Freeze and Fuse. Space is limited so contact her now if you are interested.