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.