We’re pausing our member benefits series to cover the website in detail so you know better know how to use this tool to further your glass experience.
When you go to PNWGlassGuild.org and choose “glass” from the top menu you’ll see this drop-down:
Tip: if you log-in first, you’ll be able to see the videos in “Education”. As you will see in future articles, being logged-in unlocks many things.
If you are not yet a member and therefore can’t Login we encourage you to join by pushing the “Join” tab so you can take advantage of the many benefits (your dues help us pay for the software that runs the website).
l) Members’ Gallery
Here’s where to see the amazing variety of Guild Member glasswork. Clicking on any member’s image will bring up their profile page. It’s mostly alphabetical but look a little before and after where you expect to find the name. We’re now up to 4 pages (the page choice is at the bottom). If you know the exact spelling of the artist’s name you can use the search at the top of every page.
Clicking the “about” tab in the black bar usually gives the artist’s contact info. Clicking an individual image may give you more info about that piece.
This long essay is to give the casual website visitor an idea of what is involved in some of the various types of glass: Cold (stained, mosaic, applique, gilding, sandblasting, and other cold-work), Hot (blown, torch-worked) and Warm (fusing, slumping, draping, kiln casting…)
This was written before the website was functional so all the appropriate links to the artists have not been created (most of these artists are in the Members’ Gallery). We also now have a much wider range of artists to choose examples from. We’d love to have a team of volunteers to help update the essay and add subsidiary pages.
3) Education (only members can see the videos)
This is where the videos of our Play Days and the informational parts of our General Meeting are posted. The Education page will give you the list of topics but only members can see most of these meeting videos you must log-in to see the videos.
4) Play Days (only members can come to Play Days)
If you’re wondering “what’s a Play Day”, it’s a casual, fun shared exploration of a particular technique where members get together in someone’s studio or on Zoom. You’ll find Play Days in the calendar as soon as someone decides to offer one. How about you?
5) Find a Teacher (only members can add themselves to this list)
If you’re looking for someone to help you learn, here’s the list of members in your area who want you to know they teach. If you’re a member you can log-in and fill out the form at the bottom of the page to have your name added to the list. If you’re looking for supplies, some of the teachers sell them. You’ll also find suppliers under About> Our Sponsors