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WME 2015

Whistler Molten Experience

What a great event!! this year the featured headliner was Heather Trimlett and Beth Williams.  Heather demonstrated oodles of useful techniques such as laying down a perfect footprint of glass, making twisties,  hollow beads and her famous disk bead.  Beth demonstrated how to make beautiful, sparkly dichroic stringers.

Alexx came in from Thailand again this year and once again dazzled us with his not so standard bead making techniques.  You should have seen Heather’s face when Alexx pulled out a spritzer bottle and started spraying his hot bead with water.

Melanie Rowe demo’d mold making using Mold Mix 6, the mold making product she uses for making her beautiful faces.  Deb Tarry demonstrated how to use various molds with boro.

The weather was absolutely awesome!  no rain and lots of sun.  The temperature was upwards of 17C during the height of the day but dropping to zero at night.  Some attendees rented canoes and went paddling on the lake while others took long walks and hikes.  Some of us stopped in at the Spa Scandinav for a bit of relaxation therapy before getting to this WME event.

The schedule was jam packed with flamework demos, mold making demos, wire wrapping lessons, fusing lessons and an open forum on pricing your work.

Everything went very smoothly.  The food was great, the wine was plentiful, the rooms were comfy.  We’re all looking forward to another year of Whistler Molten Experience.

Beer & Beadz – May 2014

May’s B&B was held at Sunlight Art Glass studio where Tamara did a fused glass murrini demo.

The murrini was created by loading up a coated fireproof mold with glass rods such as stringer, small diameter rods and twisties and then heated up to melting point in the kiln.

The result is a mosaic style glass rod that was then cut into thin chips.  These chips were then added to a hot bead and melted in.

This technique not only offers a great design element but is also a great way to use up those rod ends (or shorts) piling up in your studio.

 

Beer & Beadz – October 2013

October’s B&B was hosted by Suzanne Basnett.  It was a good turn out.  Suzanne opened her warm cozy studio to us where several members got a chance to play with her Scorpion torch.  Suzanne plays with Boro glass!  She also likes to fuse glass and has a large kiln exclusively for this in her studio.

thanks for hosting Suzanne.

Sorry for my bad pictures.  I need a lesson on iphone photography 🙂