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Old 09-13-2019, 01:58 PM
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Refract: The Seattle Glass Experience. (Not to be confused with The Jimi Hendrix Experience, also local.)

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Heads up: If you've wanted to see Lino's Seattle location, it will be open to the public from 11 AM to 4 PM on October 17 - 20.
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Old 09-14-2019, 01:31 AM
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Lino's gallery was another mind blowing experience, and the staff is excellent.
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So, based on the video this will be a pumpkin-making festival?
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Old 09-16-2019, 10:08 AM
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I'm surprised GAS is involved. It kind of looks like this might have been intended to undercut the GAS conferences. Maybe they should have titled it "Gas-X!"
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It stuck me that when the GAS Conference was held in Seattle, we had remarkable turnout, at least for that first tech section which I was in charge of. I rarely attend a GAS confab but have never particularly noticed that the Corning ones were really well attended by Seattle beyond the people doing demos. GAS is now, and pretty much always has been a student organization. It is one dimensional in that it exists to create conferences. It certainly has terrible auctions particularly when compared to the Pilchuck event.
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It certainly has terrible auctions particularly when compared to the Pilchuck event.
Do you really thing that glassblowers will pay top dollar for someone else's glass?

I used to go more regularly, but as you've said, it's kind of one dimensional. It's a great place to get together with old friends, and really offers little else for the professional artist other than a place to pick out supplies in person. The tech stuff seems to have some merit, but the other panels always seem to boil down to "why don't people take glass seriously"? Norfolk felt like a particular step backwards for me.
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The bidding audience I've seen at GAS are not usually glassblowers or slumpers although Bullseye did it's best to juice the membership with warm stuff. Many blue haired women I noticed, all hanging on Marvin when he was still alive. At one time, it did have an educational function but has long since been displaced by You Tube for technique. Craftweb displaced much tech material.

The donated work was usually marginal and sometimes downright embarrassing as people donated their very own knockoffs with out any finesse. Nominally, that auction brought about ten cents on the dollar.
I go to Corning for GAS and I do that for the museum and library largely.
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