Bindy Lambell

Our “Hall of Flame” welcomes a new honoree, our bubbly Bindy Lambell! Bindy is currently serving on the SCFS board as a Hospitality Chairperson. Bindy and Wendy Leys, her partner, come up with great ideas for themes for each of our club meetings. They do a fantastic job! But now is the time to focus… Continue reading Bindy Lambell

Kathy James

Kathy James

Our new featured artist is our wonderfully talented member, Kathy James..  As it is with all of us, once we start melting glass, the addiction sets in. The allure of the flame, the creative boundaries unlimited, the satisfaction that comes with the creation of the finished piece…this is what happened to Kathy when she first… Continue reading Kathy James

Susan Walter

The newest addition to the SCFS’s pool of Featured Artists is the talented Susan Walter, currently serving as Secretary on our club’s board.   Several years ago Susan was a member of the Beach Cities Polymer Clay Guild. As membership dwindled in that club over time, her friend Karen Hardy suggested they take a lampworking class… Continue reading Susan Walter


Please join the SCFS board members in welcoming our new featured artist, LOCO.    Yes, she has a real name, Bonnie Lawson, (shhhh…don’t let it out) but we all know her as just Loco ! A departure from the norm, she incorporates beadmaking and glass sculpting into her wonderful “alien” figures. Read on for more… Continue reading Loco

Donna Conklin

Please join the SCFS board members in welcoming our new featured artist, Donna Conklin.    Donna is currently serving a term on the SCFS board as our treasurer. She also services our lampworking needs by being our favorite local glass “pusher”; owner of The Mandrel in Redondo Beach. Not only is this a retail glass… Continue reading Donna Conklin

Linda Ames

Please join the SCFS board members in welcoming our new featured artist, Linda Ames.    Linda is a resident of Laguna Beach.  Her studio is located at the Laguna Canyon Artist campus, which she shares with 40 other professional artists.  Being amongst fellow artist’s everyday of the week gives her inspiration, even on those “off”… Continue reading Linda Ames

Wendy Leys and daughter Brooke

Welcome to our newest Featured Artist(s)… Wendy Leys  and her daughter Brooke. Wendy is currently serving on the So. Cal. Flame Surfers board as one of the hospitality chairpersons.  Here is Wendy and Brooke’s bio’s: We are Firesong Glass. Together this mother and daughter team create lampwork beads and jewelry in our studio in Orange County,… Continue reading Wendy Leys and daughter Brooke

Charlie Warner

Welcome to our new featured artist, Charlie Warner! Charlie was our recent past treasurer of the So. Cal. Flame Surfers, and is currently serving our organization as our new VP.  An enthusiastic and valuable member of the SCFS, we are pleased to showcase her art and history. Charlie began her artistic career early in life. … Continue reading Charlie Warner

Judy Carlson

This Quarter’s featured Artist: Judy CarlsonGlass beads have taken over my life! Three year ago, I was determined to learn how one creates beads made from glass. I signed up for a beginners workshop in San Diego (that included a fish bead!) and have been nonstop ever since! I was specifically interested in the fish… Continue reading Judy Carlson

Cathy McNassor

This Quarter’s featured Artist: Cathy McNassor I grew up in Claremont, California, which was a wonderful isolated enclave of academia in the orange groves before Los Angeles grew up to surround it.  At that time, the town was dominated by the Claremont Colleges and the lively art scene that flourished at Scripps and Pomona colleges. … Continue reading Cathy McNassor