Kiln Usage & Maintenance Sun Feb 26 Zoom 3:30

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Delores Taylor, Lael Bennett, Karen Seymour, and others will talk about run away kilns and kiln repair issues. If you have kiln experiences to share too please contact Rachel Dollar, our VP, to get on the schedule.

What do you look for in buying a kiln? Do you have cold spots? Have you changed your thermocouple? How do you repair firebrick? Come if you have questions or can answer them. For the Zoom link and any further info added to the event listing see:

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

Holiday Party, Dec. 3rd, Portland area, 5pm

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Hosted by Linda Gerrard in Beaverton

Thanksgiving is behind us and it’s time for a Guild Holiday Party.  If you’d like to join us but haven’t RSVP’d yet, please do so right now ( so you don’t get distracted.

This is a not-to-be-missed event!  We have an awesome pot luck dinner with Linda Gerrard preparing the main course (and probably a few other things) and the appetizer, salad, side dishes, libations and deserts are brought by the members in attendance.   Believe me when I say, you won’t go home hungry!

Not only will you be treated to an amazing meal, there is also a very fun gift exchange.  You spend no more than $25.00 for the gift, everyone randomly selects a number and the fun begins.  Don’t get too attached to your awesome gift because it just might get stolen.  This is optional, of course.  But, if you and your spouse/partner both want to participate, just bring 2 gifts and you’re in!

Members should have already received an invitation via email with more details, so please RSVP to quickly so I know how many to plan for and what each of you will be bringing.  My home is located in Beaverton, OR.  I hope to see many of you at the party.

Mark your calendars for Saturday, December 3rd.  The fun begins at 5:00 PM and goes until about 9:00 PM. 

Seattle Holiday Party Dec. 18, 11am

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Potluck at Karen Seymour’s by the zoo in Seattle 11am to around 1:30 pm. Bring a dish to feed about 8. If you want to have something other than water or hot cider to drink, bring that too.

Share your glass adventures the past couple of years and what directions you’d like to explore in the next year.

Participate in the optional gift swap by bringing a small wrapped something, preferably glass-related (a piece of your own glass-work? A book you’re done with? Some dichro scrap?). We’ll draw numbers.

This is for the Guild but friends and family and anyone else interested in glass can attend. Please contact Karen if you plan to come so we have enough chairs etc.

Since Covid is still around and we don’t want to be a spreading event, please get your 3rd booster and/or self-test just before attending.

Vancouver WA Holiday Party Dec 18, noon at Melt

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Sheri Spurlock, owner of Melt Art Glass in Vancouver WA is inviting us to hold a holiday potluck at her shop from noon to about 2 pm. Guild members, family, and friends interested in glass are welcome but please contact Sheri by email or call 360-771-5617 if you plan to attend (and also if your plans change at the last minute). Having an accurate head count in advance is essential to making this sort of event run smoothly.

She’ll provide tableware and cutlery. Bring a dish to feed about 8 people. If you want something other than water to drink, bring that too (Please: no alcohol, she’s not a “licensed premise” so serving alcohol can get her business into trouble).

If you want to participate in an optional gift swap, bring a small wrapped item, preferably glass-related.

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