I would like to take a moment to introduce myself and request your assistance. One of the main reasons I joined DMS was to have access to a kiln (and because my neighbor had had it with my noisy woodshop tools ;). I started out in the woodshop playing with my router until I met Chris Cooper at the open house in October. I was immediately enthused about the entire Fired Arts section of DMS! Since I enjoy glass mosaic, specifically glass on glass (GOG), Chris has asked me to head up a SIG to focus on revitalizing the Glass Art section of Fired Arts. The objective would be to ensure that we have the tools and workspace necessary to support whatever type of glass creation is deemed to be of interest to fellow DMS-ers or in which there is some degree of expertise.
My exposure to other types of glass art is limited, so I need your help. I am calling on any glass artists out there who are fired up about glass and would like to participate in any aspect of bringing this facet of Fired Arts to life! Please respond if you have specific skills or interest in any particular form of glass creation, whether it be stained glass (copper or lead), glass slumping, lampworking, fused glass, mosaic, or any other technique related to glass!
To kick-start things, the Fired Arts section is loaded with supplies and tools, but I do not have the knowledge to assess which are useful or necessary for various glass art techniques. I was wondering if anyone has availability to go through the shelves with me and inventory what is there and what is needed so that we can either earmark it or request it for our section!
Please respond if you are available this Wednesday, November 15th for a short bit of time somewhere between 6:00-8:00pm. We can all meet in the Fired Arts section, and let the scavenging begin!
Even if you are not available Wednesday, please let me know if you have interest or skills related to glass art. If we need to move the time or add a subsequent time, we can do whatever is necessary to accommodate! I am so super excited to get this going and am new to DMS, so feel free to respond with any thoughts or suggestions as well! You can also find me on fb contact me at email@example.com / 214.402.6200! I look forward to hearing from you!!