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The Gathering, our annual conference, will be in Rochester, New York, July 24 to 28, 2013, with pre-conference classes starting July 23. Experience an engaging mix of the very best in presentations, workshops, tours, and other activities that will both educate and inspire. Share collective knowledge and connect with us for Renaissance, a portal to creative rejuvenation. 

Please join us on our journey through collaborative creativity in the worlds of glass and complementary mediums. We are pleased to announce our pre-conference workshops and presentation artists.
 

Presentations

Milon Townsend, keynote speaker - The Renaissance of Self, Creative Re-Invention, and Living a Fulfilling Life

Holly Coopermaster presenter - Design and Detail: Stringer Control and Modular Design 

Jen Geldardmaster presenter - Botanical Focal: Paperweight Techniques to Create a Painterly Floral Focal Bead  

Beau Anderson - Liquid Core: Detailed Discs 

Doug Baldwin - Light and Shadow: Creative Photography of Beads and Glass Art 

Carolyn Baum - Life-Size Flowers 

Greg Chase - Murrini Butterfly 

Diana East - Story 

Kim Edwards - Borosilicate Chainmaille 

Beth Hylen - The History of Lampworking 

Libby Leuchtman - Clio Pod 

Samma Parcels - Blown Glass Sea Shells from Boro Boro Beach 

Diane Sepanski - Metal Clay and Lampworked Glass 

Ali VandeGrift - Little Details in a Big Way 

Lori Greenberg, Wesley Fleming, JC Herrell, Hannah Rosner - Panel on Selling Your Work 

 

Two-Day Workshops 

Beau Anderson - Liquid Core: Detailed Discs 

Doug Baldwin - Light and Shadow: Creative Photography of Beads & Glass Art 

Holly Cooper - Design and Detail: Stringer Control and Modular Design 

Kim Edwards - Creating Glass Chainmaille 

Jen Geldard - On The Surface: Texture and Design on Bead Surfaces 

Libby Leuchtman - Discovering the Wonders of Glass

Jodie McDougall - Summer Garden Murrini 

Samma Parcels - Blown Glass Sea Shells from Boro Boro Beach 

Maria Richmond - From Basics to Completion: Jewelry Making for the Lampworker 

Diane Sepanski - Bracelet and Rings Viva Mélange 

 

Mini Workshops 
Anne Havel - Know How to Price Your Work in a Few (Relatively Painless) Steps 
Lisa Liddy - Easy Metal Etching, Embossing, and Coloring
Jodie McDougall - Encasing: You Had Any Questions? 

Jodie McDougall - Sirius System Pendant: Learn to Create Murrini Cabochons Using the Sirius Jewelry Component System
Amy Ouellette - Basics of Creating a Canvas with Presses 
Sharlyn Premuda - Finding and Nourishing Your Creativity 
Maria Richmond - Wired: Making Your Own Lampworked Creatures 
Hannah Rosner - Bead Embroidered Bracelet, Brooch, or Pendant