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  Presents  Pam Dugger

 

Southern Flames is sponsoring 2 classes with Pam Dugger.  There will be two 2-day sessions offered:  February 16 & 17 (Thursday / Friday) and February 18 & 19 (Saturday / Sunday), 2005.  Both class sessions will cover the same material.

 
Pam's class will start with basic hollow beads, variations on hollows such as shells and elongated hollows, and special decorating techniques just for hollows.  It will continue into techniques for making and decorating Pam's well known, exquisite, hollow fish beads.  The class will make hollow beads and if time permits, Pam will also demonstrate blowing soft glass vessels.  The last part of the class will focus on making hollow birds.
 
Experience level:  Anyone with several years experience on the torch will be fine.  Students with less experience are welcome as long as they understand that they instructor cannot spend extra time with them to the detriment of others in the class.
 
Pam has been working with glass since 1974, painting, fusing and blowing. She began making glass beads in 1988 and by 1995 had developed her method of forming hollow glass beads into natural looking fish. Though she specializes in species of fish found on the oceans' reefs, she also makes birds, like her colorful parrots. Her sculptural beads are designed for display, not to be worn, however she does at times make one-of-a-kind necklaces.

Pam's work can be seen in galleries throughout the United States, as well as in books and magazines featuring handmade glass beads. She has been a member of The International Society of Glass Beadmakers since 1994 and served on the Board of Directors from 1999 through 2004. 
 
Pam's class will cost $275 for Southern Flames members in good standing ($300 for non-members if the class is not filled by members).  Class placement will be determined via lottery at the December 14th Southern Flames meeting (see below for details).  In order to be in good standing a member must be current on dues and fees.  Students will provide their own tools and soft glass to be used in class (materials list to be provided prior to class).  Southern Flames will provide some additional materials that are included in the class fee.
 
To see Pam's beads, check out her website at http://riverofglassstudio.com/ROG/default.asp
 
Lottery Details
  • Class registration begins with this email announcement for students to send in their application and check (application form is attached).
     
  • Each interested member must complete a Pam Dugger Lottery Form and provide a check for $275 made out to Southern Flames.  You may complete the attached form and bring it with your check to the December 14 meeting (additional forms will be available at the meeting).
     
  • If you would like to be included in the lottery, but will not be able to attend the December 14 meeting, you may mail a check payable to Southern Flames in the amount of $275 along with a completed copy of the attached Pam Dugger Lottery Form to Southern Flames, c/o Kim Runge, 311 Peachtree Hills Avenue, Box 11A, Atlanta, GA  30305.  Your check must be received by Monday, December 12, 2005.  Kim will email you a confirmation that she has received your check and form, and you will be put into the lottery drawing.  If you do not receive a confirmation from Kim, she did not receive your check and form, and you will not be in the lottery.
     
  • There will be eight spots available in each class session.  Once all sixteen spots are filled, names will continue to be drawn for waiting list positions.  Please not on the form if you want to be places on wait list status.  Checks for wait list participants will not be deposited unless a class position opens for that person.  In the past, we have had students withdraw due to various emergencies and have actually placed the last person on the waiting list in the class.
     
  • Checks from lottery participants will be returned if the member is not selected in the lottery, unless the member indicates he or she would like to be on the waiting list.   In that event, checks will be held but not deposited unless a class position becomes available.
     
  • If at any time a wait list participant would like to be removed from the waiting list, he or she may notify Kim Runge, and she will return that person's check and remove them from the waiting list.
     
  • The check for the class is non-refundable.  If your name is drawn and you cannot attend the class, your spot will be offered to the next person on the waiting list.   You will be refunded your money if someone can take your spot.   This must go through the Treasurer and the waiting list. You may not directly sell or give your spot to another individual unless all wait-listed persons have declined to fill the spot.
     
  • The Pam Dugger Lottery Form includes your name, address, phone number, email address, preference of class session, and whether you wish to be placed on the waiting list if your name is not initially drawn for a spot in the class.
     
  • If you can attend either class, you may indicate a preference, but could be put in your second choice class to allow Southern Flames members with less flexible schedules to still attend a class.  As an example: I say I can attend either session but prefer Sat/Sun. I'm selected and there is space in Sat/Sun, so I'm put in Sat/Sun.   Later, in the lottery when spaces are only left in Thur/Fri, someone is selected that can only come Sat/Sun, so I would be moved to Thur/Fri so that person could attend, too.
 
If the class is not full after the lottery...
 
Once the lottery is complete, if the classes are not full, an email will be sent to Southern Flames members giving them one additional week to register for the open spots on a first come, first placed basis via checks to Kim Runge either in person or at the address above.
 
If the classes are not full after the additional week of open registration for members, registration will be opened to the general glass community via web forums, emails, etc.   
 
If you have any questions about Pam's class or about the lottery, contact Southern Flames Event Coordinator , Robert Simmons, at rbsimmons@mindspring.com

 

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