Monday, December 7, 2015

6th Annual FireGathering!! Dec 19th all day!

The FireGathering December 19th-10 am -10pm
Come help us celebrate the cycles of light! 
Glass-blowing, Blacksmithing, Lampworking and Pop Up artisan and specialty food market!

The FireGathering began over 10 years ago, as a small group of artisans celebrating the solstice and acknowledging how their work, creating things with Fire helped them get through the long darkening and cold winter. Taking glee in the gathering we opened the party to the public 6 years ago and the gathering has grown. Now with live music all day, artisan demonstratios, a fund raiser for Artsworth and a new pop up artisan and specialty food market we are expecting this year's Fire Gathering to be the best evah. So come on over and join in this season to get through the darkest day and look forward to the promise of returning light after the winter solstice.  There will be munchies and beverages! The hot shop warehouse will be the center of creativity and last minute holiday shopping opportunities as you enjoy fiery artisan demonstrations.  It's a tradition to  gather around the hearth/fire this time of year. 

GLASSBLOWING by Ken Perrin, Linda Perrin, Derrick Sekulich, Jon Ho, Nate Parker, Sophie Spiker, Jacquelyn Jenson 

TORCH WORKING, by Tara Parker 

Live Music By "Rose Hips and Ships" 7pm-9pm

Any one who would like to bring some HOMEMADE pot luck finger food will receive a wrapped grab bag gift, ....while supplies last.

“At times our own light goes out and is rekindled by a spark from another person. Each of us has cause to think with deep gratitude of those who have lighted the flame within us.” – Albert Schweitzer 

Glass Blowing Workshops Winter 2016

Beginning Glass Blowing

Beginning Glass Blowing
Jan 9th to Jan. 30th>> Saturdays 
Type of workshop:
Call to sign up: 664-0222

This course is designed for beginners. Emphasis is placed on learning the basic skills necessary to complete simple blown vessels. Class time is divided between demonstrations and supervised work time with individual attention for each student. No glass working experience is required. This is a four week course meeting once each week for four hours. Registration is on a first come first served basis, as class sizes are limited. You must be 14 years of age or older, under 18 must be accompanied by an adult. Full payment is expected by the first session. Call 207-664-0222 to sign up!

Heart of Glass
February 6th and 13th
Reserve a spot between 10am and 2pm
Type of Workshop-glassblowing/ sculpting
Call to make a reservation-664-0222

Make something really special - a gift from the heart!. You will transform molten glass into a small solid heart shaped paperweight with our expert help. This experience allows you to work with hot glass up close, while staying on the cool end of the glassblowing equipment at all times.  You’ll start by choosing the glass colors you want to use in your solid glass heart, and then partner with our professional glassblowers to create it. After applying and heating the colors you will sit at the glass blowing bench and learn how to use the “pucinellas” to shape and swirl the molten glass. When the interior design is complete the glass will be cased in clear crystal, and shaped into it’s final heart shaped form. The techniques to do this exercise, reveals ancient glass traditions, a true wonder to experience. This hot glass workshop takes about an hour as we demonstrate the methods, and make our way to your turn. You must pre-register to participate. 

Call 664-0222 to sign up-one must pre-register to participate.