Hello to all. Here is a bit of news from Canada from some of our members.
Bedrock Supply Ltd. in Edmonton, Alberta is offering the following bead related classes for 2012. Check out their website http://bedrocksupply.com/ for all the details.
Bronwen Heilman is teaching many classes (which all sound amazing!)
Surface and Reverse painting on Glass, Glass Beadmaking (3 days). This is an intermediate class, focusing on painting. August 24, 25, 26 (2012) 3 day class $795
Reverse Painting on Glass, Fused Pendants, and Rolled Up Beads (3 days). This is an advanced beginner/intermediate class focusing on how to work with the paint and apply onto a flat surface of glass, firing them, then stack them to create one-of-a-kind pendants. August 27, 28, 29 (2012) 3 day class $795
Recycle Bottles and Make BEADS! (1 day). This is an intermediate class focusing on how to work with scrap glass from bottles. August 31, 2012, 1 day class $295.
Torch Enamelled Copper Beads and Pendants (1 day). This is an intermediate class focusing on how to work with enamels on copper to make beads and pendants. September 1, 2012, 1 day class $295.
A Past Event you may be interested in:
The Whistler Molten Experience 2012 was a booming success in early May. The Vancouver based Pacific Pyros and the event organizers would like to thank Seattle glass artist Kimberly Affleck for her wonderful demonstration of her Seahorse bead, and her large bi-cones. They are amazing. We’d also like to thank volunteer demonstrators: Marcel Rensmaag, from the Netherlands, for his marble technique; Debbie Armstrong, for her dot beads; Melanie Graham, for her mushroom beads; Deb Tarry for her wine glass stems, and Melanie Rowe for her glass molds. Famed Dragonfly Lampwork artist, Kerri Fuhr, was the Keynote Speaker who explained marketing and promotion of Artist’s body of work. It was an incredible event from every aspect.
The ‘Experience’ was held at a beautiful private resort in Whistler. (www.edgewater-lodge.com). It was so successful it will become an annual event to the members and friends of the Pacfic Pyros; which any glass artist can join by going to their website (www.pacificpyros.org). Congratulations to everyone involved for a flawless and exciting experience.
Julie Van Ember will be the guest artist at Black Hill Glass Blowers in Keystone, SD from June 11-18, 2012. You can check out their website here: http://www.blackhillsglassblowers.com/
Amy Waldman-Smith can be found teaching at Bead and Button again this year. You can see all of her classes at http://search.beadandbuttonshowstore...earch&ins=T666
Amy will also be teaching a two day advanced raking and masking class at the BeadFX studio in Toronto in December, 2012. You can see all their classes at http://www.beadfx.com/classes.html
You can add your news here at any time - all contributions are welcome. If you would like me to also include your news in the ISGB monthly e-newsletter please send me your news and updates and I will be happy to put them there - the deadline is the 18th of each and every month.