Lucky me - this summer I was a participant in the Hands on History Session at Pilchuck Glass School. It was a ten day adventure in the forest of Stanwood Washington. Pilchuck is always an amazing experience and this session was no exception to that rule. I saw good friends, great glassworking and had the chance to stay in the only shanty left on campus (it comes complete with its own burgeoning population of mice)
On my way to Carbondale I traveled as fast as I could. Returning to Seattle I get to take my time. I moved out of my home and studio the first week of August but didn't have to be in Seattle until September. This fact could only mean one thing - ROAD TRIP. I volunteered for the Penland Auction, jumped off a cliff in Carbondale, ate snacks at the Appalachia Center for Craft and did the electric slide (albeit poorly) in Kansas City. I also swung by Nebraska to visit my sister who is just starting a PhD program in communications in Lincoln.
The end of graduate school has finally come and with it - moving, packing and un/cluttering my life. Along with the studio I am also vacating my sunny apartment. Everything must fit into the truck for the cross country haul. Final destination - Seattle.
What an AMAZING conference. Really and truly one of the best times I've had.
I feel privileged to have spent the last year serving on the GAS board as the Student Representative.
And that closing night party - what a great time. Here are a few of my favorite pictures from the photo booth.
My wonderful parents made the trip to Carbondale to see my MFA thesis show and while they were here I made them blow glass! Hurray - everyone loves paperweight making! See at how bossy I look in the picture with my mother.