Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Ready to work!

We're back in the studio and ready to work! GAS Conference in Seattle was wonderful. Seattle even had sun! We watched Richard Royal and Dante Marioni make big glass. Visited the Glass Museum, Tacoma Art Museum and the Seattle Art Museum. Chihuly's glass everywhere. All the big names of the NW. Lino Tagliapietra at the Wm Traver Gallery. Bought tools, visited galleries. My favorite was Elin Christopherson's bottles full of yeast and bubbling sound at the Foster White Gallery. Just like the wine in our basement! And Beth Lipman and Ingalena Klenell's Glimmering Gone glass forest at the Tacoma Glass Museum. KeKe Cribbs and Ross Richmond gave an interesting demo. Also Jenny Puhlman and Sabrina Knowles were inspirational. Rick took a class from Karen Willenbrink Johnsen and Jason Johnsen. Amazing team so Rick is all inspired and ready to BLOW GLASS! We couldn't do it all but we did all we could. Stayed with cousin Nora and cousin Camp and family. Great to see everyone! Back to the furnace.

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