Hey, glasslanders: Just a quick reminder that Fusathon 2012 is TOMORROW! Clear your Saturday because this is going to be FUN!

Yup. That’s Saturday, 10-2, at the Uroboros glass factory. We’ll be making fused blanks for bowls/plates that will be sold at the Portland Blues Festival over the July 4th holiday. All proceeds go to the Oregon Food Bank.

Just in case you’ve never been to a Fusathon (where have you been living? under a rock?), it’s an Oregon Glass Guild community project:

  • Uroboros supplies 90 and 96 COE glass to make the plates, including frit, pre-made shapes like zigzags and dots
  • You’re also welcome to bring your own glass
  • You can make one blank for free; after that we’ll ask $5 per piece, with the money going to the food bank
  • All experience levels welcome (including NO experience)
  • OGG supplies some food, coffee, etc., and we’d love it if you’d bring potluck, too
  • OGG members (with the help of Aquila Glass School) will slump the blanks later
This year we have a special treat: Roger Thomas will be judging our creations and his favorites will win prizes.
In addition, Uroboros opens its factory to participants, so there’s probably as much glass BUYING going on as MAKING. It’s a good time to get a great deal on glass. And there are usually a few experts around, doing demos.

So please, PLEASE come and say hi. Bring treats. Bring glass. Bring your wallet.