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11 Nov

Newsletter#49: October 2014

Posted by Phil Sundling in newsletter, October 2014, prism glassworks

  • Prism Glassworks Newsletter
    October 2014
    Issue No.49

    Dear Friends,

    Last month we had our Melt Away Cancer Flameraiser for our monthly Troy Night Out Demo, as well as the auction portion of the event on the following day. First off I just want to say Thank You to everyone who participated in this event! Thank You Tammy Ball, Ben "MTP" Barocas, Kurt B, Jack Steele, AJ Roberts, Peter Muller, Jason “LFD” Gordon, Bonz (MGW), and Living Glassworks, for being great friends and donating your time and work for this event! Thank You everyone who sent in items for the auction! Thank You to Erin Harkes, Acoustic Inc., and Yabba Dabba for performing at the shop on Friday night! Thank You to everyone at The Parish Public House hosting the benefit concert and to Monk, The Hoodoo Dare, Uneven Steven, and The Lucky Jukebox Brigade for performing! Thank You to our sponsors Glass Alchemy, Mountain Glass Arts, Noble Gas Solutions, and John Ray and Sons! And a big Thank You to the Prism Glassworks Crew!

    It was quite a crazy weekend from beginning to end. There were some last minute line up changes and a lot of amazing pieces being made. Bonz showed up ready to work and crank out some pieces. He had decided to join a group competing in a Ragnar race in the Saratoga/Glens Falls area, and had already ran one leg of the race before coming to the shop at noon. He made components for multiple goblets, assembled one, and partially assembled another before taking off at three to meet up with his group to run the next leg of the race. Jack Steele made a few spine components, one of which went to make a stem for a goblet, another went to Peter Muller for a voodoo doll pendant, and the last went to Kurt Bfor the neck and mouthpiece for his bubbler. Kurt's bubbler was full of transparent windows, which give the piece an interesting look. Peter also made a voodoo doll, which had the female reproductive system in its hand, made by Tammy Baller. Tammy also made a bunch of nug pendants and one nug that went on a collab sherlock with Jason Gordon. Jason also made a large "demo dish" and a Lil' Bastard minitube. It is ridiculous watching Jason make one of those dishes. Living Glassworks spent most of the day making one of his networked standing sculptures. Watching him make that sculpture was amazing! The entire piece was almost symmetrical and it was all done by eye. AJ and MTP spent most of the day making a pipe and pendants by themselves, but their collab pendant was one of the biggest non-functioning pendants I've seen. It was awesome! A common comment was "It looks like something Flava Flav would wear."

    Saturday was crazy with the in house bidding and online bidding that we had going on. Every piece was bid on and there were quite a few bidding wars that happened up until the last minutes of the auction. Thank you to everyone who bid! After the auction we had a benefit concert at The Parish Public House. There was a good turn out and the music was great!

    We ended up raising $9000 for the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, which went toward Ovarian Cancer Research. Follow this link to see photos from the demos and final pieces, which were auctioned off.

    Congratulations to our friends Danny and Bethany Camp! Their daughter Rosalie was born last month on the day the demos took place.

    Glassroots was a good time once again. I was glad to see some old friends and make some new ones while we were there in Madison, WI.

    This month on October 31st we have Matthew McLamb and Reggie Baker for our Troy Night Out Demo and Gallery Show. Matthew will be demonstrating in the studio while Reggie has his art show in the gallery.

    Next month on November 28th, Tammy Baller and I will be having our annual demo! What might we make this year? Here's a list of the pieces we've made to date: Alice In Wonderland, The Big Lebowski, and Caddyshack. We will also be having our annual Black Friday sales, so come down for the one weekend they are available.

    Check next month's newsletter because we will be releasing some of the lineup for next year!

    I hope to see you this Friday, October 31st for Troy Night Out

    Sincerely, 

    ~Phil Sundling
    Prism Glassworks

21 Oct

Newsletter #48: September 2014

Prism Glassworks Newsletter
September 2014
Issue No.48

Dear Friends,

Last month we had Sean Foley a.k.a. STF Glass for our monthly Troy Night Out Demo. He came through with his demo "Gettin' Lippy With It." Sean brought a bunch of his minitubes and sherlocks, all of which were based around his use of encalmos and lipwraps. He mentioned that although he has been blowing glass for seventeen years he has only been playing with encalmos exclusively for the past year. Sean decided to use purple lilac, slyme, and blue leprechaun for his minitube. I made a couple of marbles to attach to the piece. One was made using slyme, blue leprechaun, and an opal in a dot-stack pattern, while the other was an implosion marble using fumed cane and a small opal. Sean made his signature STF implosion marble to finish off the attachments. Even though it was Labor Day Weekend a decent sized crowd showed up and watched from about 8:30 pm on. Here are some photos from the night and the stills of the finished rig. Thanks again Sean for a great demo and an awesome piece for the gallery!

During the demo we also had an art show going on in the gallery. Life Of Worth brought some great artwork into the gallery for their collective show. It was great to have all of the work in the shop. Almost all of the members have had a solo show in the gallery, and it was great to see all of them and their work together.

The team at Prism Glassworks would like to cordially invite you to a Special Event this Friday. On September 26th-27th, the Prism family will proudly join the fight against cancer by sponsoring and hosting Prism Glassworks Melts Away Cancer. During this two day event Prism Glassworks operations, will donate 20% of retail sales and 100% of proceeds from fundraising will be dedicated to Ovarian Cancer Research. Please join on us the September 26th for glass blowing exhibitions, crafts sales, and live music. Join us once more on September 27th for a silent auction in our Gallery 12pm-6pm, and concert at The Parish Public House in Albany 8pm-?.
           
Donate to cancer research and walk away with a piece of art. Win win.

Day 1 Info:
Live glass blowing with: Tammy Ball, Ben "MTP" Barocas, Kurt B, Phil (PGW), AJ Roberts, Peter Muller, Jason “LFD” Gordon, and Bonz (MGW).

From 10am-10pm
Live Music From: Erin Harkes, Acoustic Inc., and Yabba Dabba
Food/Drinks
Free to the public
At Prism Glassworks 225 4th St Troy NY 12180
518 273 4527
All art made will be Auctioned off day 2
 
Day  2 Info:

Silent Auction @ Prism Glassworks From 12-6pm
 
Benefit Concert at 9pm
$15 @ The Parish Public House  
388 Broadway,
Albany, NY 12207
 
Music BY:
Monk
The Hoodoo Dare
Uneven Steven
The Lucky Jukebox Brigade 
 
All proceeds will be donated to the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center.
Thank you to our sponsors without you we couldn’t do this!
Glass Alchemy, Mountain Glass Arts, Noble Gas Solutions, and John Ray and Sons.

We hope to see you here!

An early congratulations to Danny and Bethany Camp on their baby, which is soon to make its way into the world!


Upcoming demos:

October 31st - Matt McLamb Demo and Reggie Baker Gallery Show
November 28th - Tammy Baller

Sincerely, 

~Phil Sundling
Prism Glassworks

12 Aug

"Melt Away Cancer" - An ovarian cancer flameraiser

Visit - https://www.facebook.com/events/776257135758479/#

Dear Friends,

I would like to invite you to help Prism Glassworks Meltaway Cancer. This September 26th and 27th. This two day event will focus on raising money and awareness for ovarian cancer research. With a Flameraiser, live craft and music festival Friday September 26th at Prism Glassworks. Followed by a Silent Auction @ Prism Glassworks and concert @ Parish Public House in Albany on September 27th

The info day 1
Live glassblowing with: Tammy Ball, Ben “MTP” Borracous, Bonz “mgw”, Jack Steele, Kurt B, Peter Muller, Danny Camp, Phil “pgw”, Jason “LFD” Gordon

Live music by:
Erin Harks
Yaba Dabba
Acoustic Inc

Fire Performance
Food Trucks
Free to the public
At Prism glassworks 225 4th st troy ny 12180
518 273 4527
12pm-11pm
All art made will be Auctioned off day 2

Day 2

Silent Auction @ Prism Glassworks 1pm -5pm
Concert @ Parish Public House
$15 Starts @ 9pm
388 Broadway, Albany, NY
518 465-0444
Music BY:
Uneven Steven
The Lucky Jukebox Brigade
Monk
The Hoodoo Dare

Auction Art/ items donated by:
Prism Glassworks
Glass Enthusiast
WELLDUNN
Joe Blaise
Mike Frank
Sean Calhoun

All proceeds will be donated to the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center.
Thank you to our sponsers without you we couldn’t do this!
Glass Alchemy, Mountain Glass Arts, Noble Gas Solutions, John Ray and Sons, Northstar Glass, CapitalUnderground.com