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SAVE THIS DATE!!

Saturday, November 26, 2016

for the 2nd annual

Bling! Wearable Art Sale

This event will be held at Heritage Hall, 3102 Main St, Vancouver, BC
 
more details to follow …

Bling! Wearable Glass Art Sale

Our first annual “wearable glass art” show and sale was held at the Tabula Rasa Studio beside the Terminal City Glass Co-op.  The show was open from noon – 6 pm and the space looked and felt great with 18 glass artists participating.  We had coffee, cake and cookies along with hourly gift draws of donations from the participating artists.

The beadmaking demos by Janice Blair, Melanie Graham, Diane Thompson and Melanie Rowe had customers mesmerized for hours.

While we only had a budget for minimal advertising, we did manage to bring in 100+ customers.  Thank you to everyone for passing the word.  In 2016 this event will be at a different time and venue and more artists will be able to participate.  More details to follow later ….

Thanks to all who participated and to the customers who came in to support our first annual event.

Beads of Courage 2015

Thank you to all the members of the Pacific Pyros that fired up their torches on September 19 to make beads for the Beads of Courage.  Our group produced all these fabulous beads that will be sent to hospitals where children undergoing cancer treatments will receive these beads as milestones in their treatment journey.

he had me at dichro …

… as told by Silvia McIntosh

There were approximately 25 people that attended Alexx Cheng’s Demo on May 16 at Terminal City Co-op.  Alexx was his usual charismatic self and it was a joy to see his talents at work.  Alexx, always ready with a quick joke was appreciated by all.

In the 2 hours he demonstrated his flower implosion cab which he makes for a ring that he is sells as fundraiser for a school in Thailand.  Many of the attendees, who were recently at the Whistler Molten Experience were wearing these rings.

Alexx shared some of his dichroic tricks as well as how he sets cubic zirconias in glass.  So beautiful!   He demonstrated a small jug with a handle that were made separately and then put together, all in soft glass.   We even had a lesson on the white board – not sure what it was about, but there some laughs and some interesting drawings!  Hmmm

He has promised to visit Canada more often as he will be retiring soon and has a beautiful granddaughter in Ottawa that has captured his heart.

 

Whistler Molten Experience – 2015

REGISTRATION LAUNCH ANNOUNCEMENT

Just a reminder the event registration opens at 7am on Dec 1.

We expect to sell out early, so please be sure to register early.
Ladies and Gentlemen, start your engines!
ONLY 153 MORE SLEEPS !

Please do NOT register before that time – event if the form is visible – as we have a shotgun start and would like to keep it in order of First Come First Served – just to be fair to everyone.

Payment methods include: Etransfer, Paypal cash transfers (not purchases), and personal cheques. (sorry, due to the cost to process credit cards we have removed this option so we don’t have to add more costs to the registration. Thanks for your understanding).

We hope you can join us for an splendiferous event !

www.moltenexperience.ca – at Edgewater Lodge.

 

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Fraser Valley Bead Show

The Pacific Pyros and the Terminal City Glass Co-Op were invited to set up and demonstrate glass bead making at this year Fraser Valley Bead Show.  The fun began on Friday with Kirsten and Maria taking turns demonstrating their beadmaking skills to groups of bead show guests.  Saturday’s demonstrators were Pat, Melanie, Barb, Kirsten and Debbie and Joanne, Morgan, Debbie and Pat closed the weekend.  There were several sign ups for glass working lessons for both the Pacific Pyros and Terminal City Glass Co-Op.

Several of the Pyros also had booths …

… and some taught classes.  Alicia Champ taught wire wrapping to her class

Once again, thank you to all of you who came by and enjoyed the beadmaking demonstrations and welcome to all of you who are scheduled to take glass working lessons in the near future.

 

 

Corina Tettinger

Upcoming Event at Terminal City Glass Co-op

For all those pyros out there, check out the link below for the upcoming event at the Terminal City Glass Co-op.  Corina Tettinger will be giving a live demonstration on September 26 at 6pm.

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Registration is now open and seats are limited so check it out.

Members get a discount.

Check it out now!

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Whistler Molten Experience features

Announcing the Third glorious year of the annual Whistler Molten Experience.  We keep having so much fun, we’re doing it again!
Our headline demonstrator is the amazing and incomparable

J.C. Herrell

from Sacramento, CA, USA

Glass bead artists from far and wide assemble at this exclusive retreat. Our event may be little, but it’s not small.  The tickets are precious and few, and those lucky enough to get registered in time will have an experience they’ll not soon forget.

Held at a private resort in the famous resort municipality of Whistler, BC, it is only one and a half hour drive northwest of Vancouver.

The lodge sits on the shores of tranquil glacier-fed Green Lake. It’s a peaceful, meditative location full of glass-crazed artists, all sharing their talents, techniques and stories throughout a magical weekend. What more could a glass adventurer ask for?

There will also be special demos, open-torch stations to play at, and an area for selling, swapping and hanging out. All meals are included in the fee, so you are free to just relax, feel inspired and be with friends who share your love of glass bead making.

 

Registration opens December 1 , 2013

Whistler Molten Experience

Whistler Molten Experience - 2014Mark your calendars for this fabulous event!  May 2 – 4, 2014

I’m told the headliner for this event is AWESOME!!!! but a secret for now.  I’m told it will be announced very soon.

Registration will open December 1  and the organizing committee recommends you book early, as there is a lot of interest and they expect to sell out fast.

They are going to need a few more volunteers on the days of the event, and if
you’d be interested in lending a hand please let them know.  They say thank you in
anticipation.

Here’s the link to the Whistler Molten Experience page.  http://www.moltenexperience.ca

See you there …

 

Ignite the Passion

On October 17, 2013, the Arts Centre in Port Moody opened their newest exhibit of mixed media and glass.  It was designed to “invite  the viewer to step into the artists’ world, on a journey through the emotions inspired by mixed media and glass.”

Art glass beads and sculpture by Leslie Rowe-Israelson and Melanie Rowe are featured in the 3D Gallery.  As I walked through the exhibit I couldn’t help be awed by the absolute creativity not only from Leslie and Melanie but from the other featured artist Patti Munro who’s mixed media paintings and installations are amazing.

The glass display has been creatively combined and laid out to provide full impact of the art.  Melanie’s masks decorate the walls.   The sculptures, some that spent 30 days in a kiln, are incredible and Leslie’s large plates of kiln formed, carved glass will take your breath away.

Many of the displays are a combination of the sisters’ work and each compliments the other perfectly.

The exhibit is on until November 7, 2013.  If you haven’t been yet you really should go.  The pictures I’ve posted here don’t do their work justice.