General Meeting This Sunday, 3:30 Zoom

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Slumping, Draping, Kiln Casting etc.

This meeting is May 7, at 3:30 pm .

What is your most unusual shaping tool? What’s the best firing schedule to use for it? What is Silkymat and how do you use it? What can you use your fired Thinfire for? This is a show and tell of things you’ve tried that worked and those that didn’t. Please contact VP Rachel Dollar to get in the speaker line up (it makes things run so much smoother to know who to call on next). The Zoom link (log in first) and any updates are posted on the event listing in the calendar or use the form to request the Zoom link.

Guest speakers so far –

Barbara Cashman – Silkymat

Lael Bennett – stainless screen

New Sponsors! More Discounts! More Donations!

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That’s right we’ve signed 4 new Sponsors in the last week and 3 of them offer discounts to members while the 4th gave us an awesome donation for the Vendor Fair.

Log in to PNWGG website to see the newest Sponsors: CRLynch, Diamonds Grind Glass, Glass Bird Studio and Zetamari. Go to their websites for more information on their products or services and remind yourself of who all of our awesome Sponsors are and which ones give you discounts on their products and/or services.

And don’t forget, the Vendor Fair is less than 3 weeks away (May 6 from 5:00 to 7:30 PM) and we have over $2,000 in prizes! Dichro sheet and embellishments, vitrigraph, stands, sheet glass, dichro sticks, molds, glass clay starter kits, and more! Prize tickets will be sold 2 for $1.00 and all sales will be CASH, so plan ahead. The funds raised, help us pay for this free member-only event. Be sure to renew your membership or have friends join the Guild before attending the event.

We still need several volunteers to help throughout the event as well as for providing a potluck item for dinner. The Guild will provide BBQ for the main course and bottled water and you’ll provide the rest. Please log in and sign up to help out for 1/2 an hour or so at and for the potluck at

Let’s get out and support our Sponsor/Vendors like they support us. Please click on my name to let me know if you’re planning to attend so we know how much food to buy. Linda Gerrard

Gathering of the Guilds: Charity Table

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What is the PNWGG Charity donation at Gathering of the Guilds? PNWGG has chosen to have a table dedicated to the support of a charitable organization at this year’s Gathering of the Guilds. All proceeds will support Mercy Corps. Mercy Corps is a global team of humanitarians working together on the front lines of crisis, disaster, poverty, and climate change to create a world where everyone can prosper. Beyond delivering aid to meet urgent needs, we develop long-term solutions to make lasting change possible. Learn more about Mercy Corps and its mission by visiting

If you are interested in contributing a glass art piece to support this charity complete this form by Friday, April 14, 2023.

Gatherings of Guild Show – Booth Sales

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Lets show that Glass Artists do it best…

April 28th to the 30th Gathering of the Guilds (GOTG) Show in Portland OR expects 20,000 plus art lovers and purchasers to come visit the show. People are excited to get out and see your artwork in person and to chat with you.

We offer several alternatives for booths including a group booth and a special spot for new and emerging artists. We also have opportunities in the “Spotlight” for up to three of your masterpieces without having to be at the actual show.

If you are new to selling at a show, we are here to support each others’ success and can walk you through your maiden voyage.

One of this year’s artists who was in last years show noted that customers were saying “Thank you for having this show again – we are over the moon about seeing artist’s work again in person and have been missing this experience so much. It is a joy to see the creativity and beauty that is in all the work that is in this show and it has far exceeded our expectations”. Can’t wait to hear what they say about this years show!

So sign up soon…you need to act now as some of the other Guilds have waiting lists and want to purchase any unsold booths.

For details see the GOTG registration page . If you have questions please text the GOTG coordinator Lesley Kelly at 503-816-3981 and she’ll call you back.

Gathering of the Guilds 2022 Show starts setting up

Do you want to show (and sell) your glass art?

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to the expected 20,000+ visitors at the Gathering of the Guilds show April 28-30 but only have a few pieces and don’t live close to Portland? We now have a volunteer who is willing to pick up your art at a drop-off point in Seattle and transport it to and from the show to save you from having to find a way to get it to Portland. In the Individual Artist Spotlight section we will light, display, and sell up to 3 pieces for members who can’t do a booth and who have arranged with us in advance to be part of the Spotlight area. For more details see the Spotlight section of the Gathering of the Guilds registration info.

Lots of glass in February’s first week:

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• The Art By Design show in Seattle WA Feb. 3-4 features 2 Guild members

• Also in Seattle WA there’s a Glass Artist’s Potluck at 11 AM Sunday Feb.5

• A Mosaic Retreat in Deer Island OR Feb 3-5
See the calendar for other classes in Deer Island OR and Battle Ground WA this month

And of course the ongoing registration for Gathering of the Guilds booths: if you buy your booth and get your photos in by tonight’s publicity deadline (Jan 31st) your art has a good chance of being seen all over Portland in the next 3 months as part of the big promotion planned by the GOTG organization. The show will be April 28-30.

General Meeting SATURDAY, 3:30 Zoom

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Booth and Show Preparation Tips

This meeting is SATURDAY Jan. 21st, at 3:30 pm instead of the usual day so our Gathering of the Guilds* (GOTG) coordinator, Lesley Kelly, can attend and answer any questions about GOTG.

Besides GOTG there are lots of summer shows coming up. Artists who sell their work are invited attend the meeting to share what they’ve learned about applying, setting up a booth, and doing shows (remember back and think about the help you would have wanted when you first started). Newbies can help by bringing their questions. Log in and go to the event for the Zoom link and more info.

*Gathering of the Guilds will be April 28-30 in Portland. Find general event info here and registration/booth purchase info here or on a link from the Guild’s home page. If you are considering buying a booth please do it soon: Sales have been brisk on booth and almost 1/3 of the booths have been sold.
Volunteers are what make doing this event possible. Please fill out the volunteer form and come hang out with fellow glassies.

Play Day: Glass table applique, Seattle, Jan. 28-29

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Sort of like a quilting bee, let’s do glass together: Karen Seymour will be working on her own glass applique table all weekend. You’re welcome to bring your similar project to her studio in Seattle for one day or both days of the weekend, but please let her know in advance, 206-525-1577, so she has enough worktables and grinders set up and other materials available. See event link for more info.

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

Lots of learning opportunities

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General Meeting Saturday January 21st at 3:30 PM via Zoom to discuss Booth and Show Preparation (note the slight change in date). Those who have experience doing Gathering of the Guilds and other shows are encouraged to show up and share some tips with those just starting.

Glass Applique Table Play Day in Seattle January 29-28

• Find classes submitted by Member Ann Cavenaugh (Battleground WA) and those submitted by member/sponsor Kory Dollar (Deer Island OR) on the News & Events>Events Calendar.

• Members can login to submit your own event: About>Contact Us, Submit Calendar Event tab

• You can also look for instructors on the Glass>Find a Teacher page.

Party and Talk Glass This Sunday

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Two holiday glass potlucks this Sunday:

Dec. 18th, 11 am: Potluck brunch at Karen Seymour’s near the zoo in Seattle 206-525-1577. See the event link for more.

Dec. 18th, noon: Potluck lunch at our sponsor Melt in Vancouver WA, 360-771-5617. See the event link for more

Members, family, and friends (we count our subscribers as friends) are invited to attend but PLEASE contact the host in advance so there are enough chairs etc.

Pre-covid glass brunch at Karen Seymour's
Pre-covid glass potluck at Karen Seymour’s

2 Art Shows This Weekend: Seattle and Washougal WA

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Meet Guild members Lael Bennett and Cheryl Chapman at one of the longest running art shows in the NW. Over 100 artists in a variety of mediums fill hangar 30 in Seattle’s Magnuson park Nov 11-13. See details at /

Member Shirley Bishop invites you to stop by site #6 as 16 artists are showing and selling their unique artwork at 6 studios in and around Washougal, WA (near Portland) Nov. 12-13. See for map and more info.

Members: to have us add your glass-related show to the calendar: log in and then go to About>Contact us on the top menu. Choose the “Submit Calendar Event” tab and fill out the form

New Sponsor: AAE is back and they’re offering a discount to members!

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I’m so excited to have AAE back as one of our Gold Level Sponsors. They moved to Nevada and opened their new online shop several months ago and are looking forward to seeing our members make beautiful art with the various products they offer. Go to >About>Our Sponsors to see the sponsor ‘ads and see how to reach them. Log in first and you can see the discount offers for current members.

Please remember discount offers are available only to our current members. Join the Guild to take advantage of this benefit

Portland area Guild Picnic this Sunday

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Sunday August 28th 11 am potluck in Linda and Kate’s yard in Washougal WA. See the event link for more:
RSVP to Linda Roman or Kate Nicklos so they have enough chairs etc. out.

We know you’ll have as much fun at this as we did a week ago in Seattle.

As an added incentive for out-of-town members to come to Portland for this picnic, Guild sponsor Bullseye Glass is having their summer sale at the resource center through the end of August

Guild Picnics Coming Soon

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In Seattle this Sunday (August 14th) 11am potluck in Karen Seymour’s backyard near the Zoo. See the event link on the website for more. RSVP (206-525-1577) so we have enough chairs out

In Washougal (across the river from Portland) in about 2 weeks on Sunday August 28th 11 am potluck in Linda and Kate’s yard. See the event link for more. RSVP to Linda Roman or Kate Nicklos

Spouses and anyone else who is willing to listen to us talk glass is welcome but please attend by Zoom if you are feeling ill or have recently been in crowded places like airports.

As an added incentive for out-of-town members to come to Portland for this picnic, Guild sponsor Bullseye Glass is having their summer sale at the resource center through the end of August