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Don Lillie is a glassblower who began as an apprentice at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN.  He went on to earn a physics degree from Georgia Tech and worked there as a master glass blower for 30 years. His expertise in shaping molten glass has led him to create glass sculpture which is held in high esteem by his peers.

At our June Meeting, Southern Flames was fortunate to have Don Lillie discuss the Crystal Palace.  "This famous cast-iron and  glass building erected in Hyde Park London to house 14,000 exhibitors at the Great Exhibition of 1851.  The building was moved to Sydenham Hill Park after the exhibition and it stood there until 1936 when it was destroyed by fire." (Wikipedia)

Everyone who attended Don Lillie's lecture on the Crystal Palace has mentioned how fascinating it was to hear about the construction of this famous building. They all also mentioned that Don is an amazing and dynamic speaker.


Fred Fuerst took the photos (below) of Don Lillie. 


Don Lillie



Andrew Lunde (left) with Don Lillie

Andrew setting up the projector.  In background Robert Simmons talks with Don


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