2008  -  SEPTEMBER MEETING - Japanese Torch Demo

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This month's member meeting featured a demo by Diane Kovach of the new Japanese Torch that has been added to the SF Resource Center.  The Japanese Torch runs on propane and room air and is used mostly with Satake glass which is a very soft glass.  This torch will available to be borrowed by members.

In addition to the photo below which were taken by Cristie Prince, there is a video made by Andrew Lunde which is available on another page in the Scrapbook and from our Tips and Techniques Section.

Diane Kovach and Andrew Lunde make announcements.  In Diane's hand is the new ISGB foldout brochure for consumers:  "How to Buy Glass Beads - A Shopper's Guide to Finding Quality Art Glass Beads" which is "designed as an educational piece to inform buyers about flameworked glass beads. The brochure covers the topics of buyer education, quality and mass production and includes beautiful examples of ISGB members' beads." ISGB sells them for $25.00 per 100 brochures.   You can purchase smaller quantities from Southern Flames.

Diane demonstrates the Japanese Torch.

Robin Snuttjer takes a turn at the Japanese Torch as Brian Renaud looks on.

A lovely photo of Lea Gaslowitz who won this month's bead challenge.

The Bead Challenge this month was Holiday Beads to be donated to Beads for Courage and the prize was an ISGB 2008 Gathering Bag donated by Martha and Fred Fuerst.


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