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Bling 2016

BLING was a wonderful success.  All of the Pyros that participated had a wonderful time – Debbie Armstrong, Stephanie Dieleman, Tammy Mercier, Kerri Fuhr, Trudy Nichol, Ikuyo Yamanaka, Kirsten Rankel, Melanie Graham, Wendy Maurer, Cathy Beaumont, Melanie Rowe, Barb Fukusaka, Ken & Silvia McIntosh, Janice Blair, Maria Keating, Julie Coster, Elisabeth Owre and Heather Konschuh.
This year our BLING event was held at the Heritage Hall in Vancouver.  The venue is well known for hosting weddings and craft fairs throughout the year.  The area is busy with boutiques and bistros which allows for alot of walk by traffic.

Because of the success of this event we decided to rebook the hall for 2017 and so …

KEEP THE DATE:  NOVEMBER 26TH, 2017

Bling 2

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.

Whistler Molten Experience 2014

Wow! What an “Experience”!

For those of you who couldn’t attend this event, here are some pictures and as much explanation as I can provide.  Hopefully you enjoy them and can feel the experience.

On the weekend of May 2, beadmakers from the Westcoast, BC Interior, Washington, California and even Thailand congregated at the beautiful Edgewater Lodge in Whistler, BC for the 3rd annual Whistler Molten Experience.  The weather was good for the majority of the weekend and no bears were viewed this time.

Every year the event features a Master Glass Beadmaker to demonstrate their techniques and this year the feature glass artist was JC Herrell.  Wow! If you’ve ever seen her beads you’ll understand the Wow!  JC demonstrated a couple of her signature beads while 30+ attendees watched in awe and appreciation of her amazing talent.  I can’t imagine how much I’m going to have to practice in order to do the stringer work she does.  JC is also a very good speaker and she explained everything she was doing as well as why and how.  If you ever get a chance to take one of her classes you shouldn’t hesitate!

The other demonstrators for this event were Debbie Tarry who demo’d her skull marble .. whoa!  so cool.  Even if you don’t like skulls you would enjoy this demo.  Deb explains her techniques, tips & tricks without hesitation.

Terry Henry, a return attendee from California demonstrated Electroplating.  Once again, whoa! I am so going to try this.  Terry dazzled the group with her beautiful example beads while demonstrating the various steps of electroplating from start to finish.

Alexx demonstrated several techniques, one of the coolest – making twisties with a power drill.

Every night there was Open Torch time where the sign up sheet was always full.  Some of us trying the techniques demonstrated during the day.

The food was simple, tasty and well prepared with 3 planned meals a day and munchies available throughout the day.

As in previous years, there was a Show & Sell or Trade area set up as well as an auction table.

Many thanks to Andrea and the team that organized this event.  The T-shirts were a great idea, I love mine and thank you to all the volunteers that helped to make this a great event.

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 …

 

the arts centre

mel-leslie

You’re Invited to our Opening Reception!

Thursday October 17, 2013 | 6–8pm Port Moody Arts Centre 2425 St. Johns Street

 

Leslie Rowe-Israelson and Melanie Rowe

Ignite the Passion

Twins, Melanie Rowe and Leslie Rowe-Israelson have embarked on a lifelong journey to create with glass. Living and working in the heart of the Canadian Rockies for the last twenty years, they draw inspiration from the beauty of the mountains, especially in the Banff and Jasper National Parks. Ignite the Passion conjures up fascination, enthusiasm, and excitement, drawing the viewer closer to search deep inside the work as if searching one’s own soul.