My first announcement on this morning's Facebook was from Kathleen Elliot
She wrote: "On Sunday I leave for Pilchuck Glass School. A group of 10 flameworkers will meet for a week-long residency. Our purpose has nothing to do with making a bunch of work. We are gathering to discuss art, career and business, the future of glass in the arts, the future of our own work and careers, to experiment with new techniques or projects, and mostly to learn from each other. Steve Klein is leading a group of glass casters at the same time, so there will be opportunity to cross-pollinate ideas and thinking. I am greatly looking forward to this opportunity to learn from and contribute to my colleagues. Thank you Elizabeth Mears, for organizing our reisdency!"
Pilchuck is that amazing Mt. Olympus of knowledge and inspiration for glass aficionados, and here is the link to its website: http://www.pilchuck.com/.
Congratulations, Kathleen, and bon travail!