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
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:
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


~Phil Sundling
Prism Glassworks
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