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September 9th Open Studio for BOC

Saturday, September 9, 10:00 – 4:00 (note extended time)

GooseFire Glass Center 15151 Goldenwest Cir, Westminster, CA

SCFS is holding an Open Studio Event for Beads of Courage on September 9. This event is part of the 2017 Bead Challenge, where BOC hopes to raise funds and increase bead donations for use in their programs. We have held this event several times in the past and it has always been a very rewarding and inspirational event. This year, we have added a new feature sure to please all: air conditioning! The GooseFire Glass Center has graciously offered to partner with us to host this event at their location in Westminster. GooseFire Glass Center is a combination gallery, store, and studio that provides studio space to some of the regions premier glass artists, with a focus on functional art (see photos below). This all-day event will have a variety of activities intended to educate and engage the public and we are looking forward to your help to make it a success.

For details on this event, please see BOC Event 2017

 

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President’s Corner

Happy Summer 2017 to all So Cal Flame Surfers!

Many thanks to all that attended our June 10 meeting at CBS in Orange. Dana, our host from CBS made us feel welcome and gave us a special advance opportunity to browse special items from their summer sale the following day. We were fortunate to have two demonstrations during meeting. First was a fantastic demo by Adam Teller where he showed us how to make a dragon bead out of boro (using dark red Elvis from TAG). The actual bead from the demo is shown here. Please visit the SCFS Facebook page to see some great photos taken and annotated by Nina during the demo. Thanks Nina! Adam has donated his demo piece to Beads of Courage. Several members were excited to see how to work with boro glass on a mandrel. We will work on setting up a class in 2018 with Adam to focus on working with boro for those of you that want to explore this topic in depth.

Jim from CBS also gave us a great demo on the Glow Powder product that has been developed by CBS. This powder can be incorporated into fused and flameworked glass to impart a luminescent/fluorescent effect. Several of our members took advantage of the special discount on the Glow Powder offered by CBS so I hope to see some Show and Tell pieces using the powder at upcoming meetings.

Thanks to everyone that brought in bead donations for Beads of Courage. Over a hundred beads were donated at the meeting and we have collected over 500 beads so far for BOC. And thanks to all that responded so creatively to the ideas for making floral beads in the last tutorial. Here are some of the beautiful beads donated by Susan Haskell, who won our prize for best response to the tutorial theme.

The final news from the meeting is that we decided to formally participate in the BOC 2017 Bead Challenge as a Host Studio. In September, BOC encourages glass studios from around the country to sponsor an Open Studio event, which is an opportunity for glass artists to meet and connect with members of the public and medical community that benefit from our donations. This event will be held on September 9 at a new location, GooseFire Glass Center in Westminster. See below for more details about the event and how you can help make it a success.

To read more, please click here: Summer 2017 Newsletter

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