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Sunday, March 27, 2011

Asheville Torching


By the time this posts, I will have been in Asheville, NC for the long weekend at Fire On The Mountain with about 30 other lampworkers.  Organized by Marjorie Langston and Terry Hale, this twice a year gathering of beadmakers, is such a delight.  It's held in an old Fire House which is Touch of Glass and owned by Gary Newlin.

Not having photos yet to post, I used the little gorilla that I taught up at this retreat quite a few years ago.
And below is a class photo from the students who watched my demos.

You see, there are a variety of demos for the participants to watch and then attempt.  This year besides lampwork, we will be learning some metal jewelry techniques as well.  These will be done by Angie Ramey, Melanie Hazen and Carol Crye.

Hopefully in a few days, I can show you what I learned and give you a bit more of a recap.  But until then, I'm just going to bask in the wonderful sharing that is going on, and cross my fingers that I don't get lost on the way driving home, like I usually do.

See you tomorrow!