The 1st Annual Seattle PipeMasters Collab

VISIT WWW.GLASSPIPEMASTERS.COM FOR ALL THE INFORMATION ABOUT THE EVENT AND TO BUY YOUR TICKETS!

VISIT WWW.GLASSPIPEMASTERS.COM FOR ALL THE INFORMATION ABOUT THE EVENT AND TO BUY YOUR TICKETS!

The Boro School and 7 Point Studios of Seattle are proud to announce the first ever Seattle PipeMasters Collab, October 15-25, 2014, an event for glassblowers, collectors, shop owners, and other glass enthusiasts. Seattle PipeMasters Collab will feature the work of ten days of collaboration between twenty-five glass artists from around the world. Some of the top artists in the industry will work inside our state-of-the art facility – The Boro School, Seattle’s Premier FlameWorking School and Studio – and create beautiful, unique, mind-blowing pieces of functional glass art. Seattle PipeMasters Collab will involve several ticketed events open to the public, including the PipeMasters Gallery, three different Cocktail Parties, and a Closing Night Celebration.

PipeMasters Gallery
All finished Collab pieces as well as work by individual artists will be on display in our PipeMasters Gallery. Many pieces will be for sale and we’ll have different live glassblowing demos every night, giving you a reason to keep coming back. Public Gallery times are Thursday 10/16, and Sunday 10/19 – Thursday, 10/23, 6-10pm. Collectors and Store Owners can contact us for information about our special Collector Pass, which includes entrance to Private Gallery times.

Cocktail Parties
Friday 10/17, Saturday 10/18, and Friday 10/24 from 6-10pm. Glass Blowing Demos & Sales, Live Music, DJs, and Cash Bar, Door Prizes, Raffle, and more!

Closing Night Celebration
On the final day of Seattle PipeMasters Collab, we will hold a culminating celebration of all the art created and the connections and friendships made and strengthened during our ten days of collaboration. Saturday, October 25th, 6-11pm. Live Glassblowing, Food Trucks, Cash Bar, and a Silent Auction of selected pieces made during the Collab.

Local Charity Drives
We will be giving back to our supportive community with two different charity drives. Bring a non-perishable food item, and get $5 off your Gallery ticket. All the donated food will go to families and individuals in need. We will also be working with local glassblower, Brando, collecting new, unopened toys. Bring a toy and get a ticket to our raffle for free.

Visit www.glasspipemasters.com for ticket prices and more information about Seattle PipeMasters Collab.

Interested Vendors and Sponsors can contact us at 206-284-5277.

Contact:
Brie Yost
Event Coordinator
Seattle PipeMasters Collab
206-284-5277
info@glasspipemasters.com

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Dizzle's Headstart - A Class Just for Beginners

We've got TWO spots left in Dizzle's Headstart, a three day class tailored just for beginners. This class starts next Monday. Grab one of these spots before they're gone. 

Zero to basic experience welcome! Get on the fast track to gaining skills and confidence behind the torch. Taught by owner/founder Nate Dizzle, a Master PipeMaker with over twelve years of experience. We will not only teach you fundamentals of flameworking, but we will also have an in-depth discussion about how to build your personal studio, including a comprehensive equipment list.

Dates: August 18th, 19th, and 20th, 10am - 6pm
Lunch is provided all three days.
Price: $650 per person
Instructor: Nate Dizzle
Space is limited to 10 people.

Day 1: 
Basic Safety Demo
Hot Seals Vs. Cold Seals
Dabber
Rod Marbles
Implosion Marbles

Day 2:
One-Hitters
Dishes
Domes & Slides

Day 3:
Spoons
Introduction to Seals
Studio Set-Up Discussion

Our First Visiting Artist Workshop - Lampworking Bullshit with Germ in June

We are so excited to announce that Germ has the honor of being our first Visiting Artist at The Boro School! And we are super honored to host him and his class, Advanced Basics for Intermediate Glassblowers: Lampworking Bullshit.

The class will cover:
- Hollow shaping
- Technical assembly
- Mini tube construction
- Rigs
- Seals
- Glass theory: Knowing when and how to defy gravity 
- Whimseys: a creative connection to the past
- Identifying your artistic voice in glass
- Marketing your work: Feed the machine

June 8 -10, 10am-6pm

$650

FIVE DAYS LEFT...

There are just five more days for you to register for a class and get in on this great giveaway! Really, all you have to do is register for one of our classes by 11pm PST on 4/19. Each registration is an entrance to the giveaway. So, if you register for three classes, you will have three entries in our drawing! The winner of this one-of-a-kind SwissPerc will be announced on 4/20!

APRIL COMMUNITY DAY IS TOMORROW!

Join us tomorrow, Saturday April 12th, for our monthly Community Day. We open our studio doors for all 18+ between noon and 6pm and it's absolutely free. Stop by and get to know other flameworkers at The Boro School and bring a friend. Whether you are a beginner or a longtime glass artist, you can try out a torch and melt some glass with us. Drinks and light snacks will feed your body and the flame will feed your mind and soul. 

One of our instructors, Erin, on the torch as usual.

One of our instructors, Erin, on the torch as usual.

If you aren't able to make it this month, never fear, Community Day happens on every 2nd Saturday of the month. 

We will see you there.

- The Boro School

The Boro School Photo Spread on SeattleTimes.com

We had a lovely visitor in our PipeMaking 1 class last Tuesday, April 1st. Bettina Hansen, who is one of the reporter/photographers who contributes to The Seattle Time's blog Picture This, joined us for a class and created this beautiful photo spread. All photos are by Bettina Hansen of The Seattle Times. Enjoy! You can also view the original post HERE.

Students from right, Alex Frick and Calin Wilkewitz of Colorado, and Jamie Krogh of Seattle, take a class at The Boro School, a new glassmaking school concentrating on borosilicate glass, Tuesday April 1, 2014. Located at 7 Point Studios on Dearborn Street, The Boro School has been open since January 2014 and just started offering pipe making classes. Borosilicate glass was originally designed for laboratory use because of its resistance to thermal shock when heated and cooled, so it is ideal for making smoking pipes. The torch heating the glass is fueled by propane and oxygen and is heats the glass to temperatures over 2,000 degrees.

Students from right, Alex Frick and Calin Wilkewitz of Colorado, and Jamie Krogh of Seattle, take a class at The Boro School, a new glassmaking school concentrating on borosilicate glass, Tuesday April 1, 2014. Located at 7 Point Studios on Dearborn Street, The Boro School has been open since January 2014 and just started offering pipe making classes. Borosilicate glass was originally designed for laboratory use because of its resistance to thermal shock when heated and cooled, so it is ideal for making smoking pipes. The torch heating the glass is fueled by propane and oxygen and is heats the glass to temperatures over 2,000 degrees.

Nathan Aweida teaches a class at The Boro School, his new glassmaking school concentrating on borosilicate glass, Tuesday April 1, 2014. Aweida owns 7 Point Studios on Dearborn Street, a collection of studios rented to artists and entrepreneurs, and opened The Boro School in January 2014. He has been working with glass for 12 years, and just started offering pipe making classes for beginners. "It's kind of mesmerizing," said Aweida about the difference of soft glass blowing and borosilicate glass. "There's something about being able to work this closely with the material. You're just right there, hugging the flame."

Nathan Aweida teaches a class at The Boro School, his new glassmaking school concentrating on borosilicate glass, Tuesday April 1, 2014. Aweida owns 7 Point Studios on Dearborn Street, a collection of studios rented to artists and entrepreneurs, and opened The Boro School in January 2014. He has been working with glass for 12 years, and just started offering pipe making classes for beginners. "It's kind of mesmerizing," said Aweida about the difference of soft glass blowing and borosilicate glass. "There's something about being able to work this closely with the material. You're just right there, hugging the flame."

Nathan Aweida works with a hollow piece of glass at The Boro School, his new glassmaking school concentrating on borosilicate glass, Tuesday April 1, 2014.

Nathan Aweida works with a hollow piece of glass at The Boro School, his new glassmaking school concentrating on borosilicate glass, Tuesday April 1, 2014.

Nathan Aweida works with a hollow piece of glass at The Boro School, his new glassmaking school concentrating on borosilicate glass, Tuesday April 1, 2014.

Nathan Aweida works with a hollow piece of glass at The Boro School, his new glassmaking school concentrating on borosilicate glass, Tuesday April 1, 2014.

Students work with borosilicate glass rods during a class at The Boro School Tuesday April 1, 2014.

Students work with borosilicate glass rods during a class at The Boro School Tuesday April 1, 2014.

Located at 7 Point Studios on Dearborn Street, The Boro School has been open since January 2014 and just started offering pipe making classes.

Located at 7 Point Studios on Dearborn Street, The Boro School has been open since January 2014 and just started offering pipe making classes.

Borosilicate glass marbles show the incredible level of detail that can be achieved.

Borosilicate glass marbles show the incredible level of detail that can be achieved.

Jamie Krogh of Seattle wears sunglasses to look at the flame during a class at The Boro School, a new glassmaking school concentrating on borosilicate glass, Tuesday April 1, 2014.

Jamie Krogh of Seattle wears sunglasses to look at the flame during a class at The Boro School, a new glassmaking school concentrating on borosilicate glass, Tuesday April 1, 2014.

Nathan Aweida partnered with woodworker Josh Bohn to create the guitar / pipe hanging on the wall. It is soon traveling to New York City to be shown in a gallery for 4/20.

Nathan Aweida partnered with woodworker Josh Bohn to create the guitar / pipe hanging on the wall. It is soon traveling to New York City to be shown in a gallery for 4/20.

Different colors of borosilicate glass rods lie out for use. For more information on classes, visit theboroschool.com.

Different colors of borosilicate glass rods lie out for use. For more information on classes, visit theboroschool.com.