Tag: Southern-Flames

Peer inspiration

One way to get inspired is to occasionally hang out with fellow lampworkers.? I’m fortunate enough to live near Atlanta, which is large enough to have a community of lampworkers and beadmakers who come together as the Southern Flames, which is a chapter of the International Society of Glass Beadmakers.? People always come to the …

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Demo Day

The Southern Flames Demo Day was yesterday. For $10 you get to sit there all day and watch demos by your fellow glass artists, schmooze with them, and eat a yummy chili lunch. I always opt for Gerry’s white bean and chicken chili — not too hot and utterly delish. The six demos were as …

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Larry Scott Class

The Larry Scott class offered through Southern Flames last weekend was, to me, many things: A huge education. Larry demonstrated many tricks and techniques that I had never before seen, and explained some things I had seen before in a new way so that I finally “got it.” I sort of understood the idea behind …

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A nice compliment

At the last Southern Flames meeting, I was off to the side filling out my form as I tried to choose which of three beads from the Folk School class I was going to submit to be photographed for the 2006 postcard. Walter, one of the long-time members, looked over my shoulder to see the …

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