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  Presents  Dustin Tabor


Southern Flames is excited to sponsor classes with Dustin Tabor!  Two 2-day sessions will be offered:  Thursday-Friday, September 13 & 14 and Saturday-Sunday, September 15 & 16, 2007.  Both class sessions will cover the same material.  The cost of the class will be $260.00.   

Class Content: This two-day workshop covers all of the basic dot techniques that Dustin uses in his precise glasswork. Off-Mandrel work (pendants and buttons), full-gather clear encasing, ribbon cane, a simple murrini technique, and masked dots are several of the other techniques that will also be presented. 

Students will supply their own glass to be used in the class (mostly standard colors of Morretti/Effetre) and standard tools.  A specific materials/supply list will be sent to students after the lottery. 

Experience level: Intermediate/Advanced. Students should have completed some form of basic glass bead making instruction, either self–taught or otherwise. The class covers a broad array of techniques and offers challenging applications for a wide variety of skill-levels.  

Attached is Dustin's bio and some photos of his beads, all of which were taken from his website.  For more information, check out Dustin's website at

Placement of students in the classes will be by lottery, open only to Southern Flames members in good standing, as detailed below.

Lottery Details: 

  • The lottery for class placement will be held at the Southern Flames meeting at 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, July 18.
  • Prior to the lottery, each interested member must complete a Dustin Tabor Lottery Form and provide a check for $260.00 made out to Southern Flames. 
  • You may complete the Lottery Form and bring it, along with your check, to the July 18 meeting (additional lottery 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 July 18 meeting, you may mail your completed Lottery Form along with a check payable to Southern Flames in the amount of $260.00, to Southern Flames, c/o Kim Runge, 311 Peachtree Hills Avenue, Box 11A, Atlanta, GA  30305.  Your check must be received by Kim no later than Tuesday, July 17.   Kim will email you a confirmation when she has received your check and form, and you will be entered into the lottery drawing.  If you do not receive a confirmation from Kim within a reasonable time, please double check with her prior to the lottery as to whether or not she received your check and form.  
  • Eight spots will be available in each class session.  Once all sixteen spots are filled, names will continue to be drawn for waiting list positions.  Please note on your Lottery Form if you wish to be placed on waiting list status.  Checks for waiting list participants will not be deposited unless a class position opens for that person.  In the past, we have often had students withdraw due to various emergencies, and have actually been able to place the last person on the waiting list in the class, so there is a possibility that slots may become available to those on the waiting list.
  • Checks received from lottery participants who do not win class seats in the lottery will be destroyed 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 waiting 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 him/her from the waiting list.
  • Once you have been placed in a class, the class fee is non-refundable.  However, if you must ultimately withdraw from the class, your spot will be offered to those on the waiting list.   You will be refunded your money only if someone takes over your spot.   This transaction must go through the Treasurer and the waiting list process. You may not directly sell or give your spot to another individual unless all wait-listed persons have declined to fill the spot.
  • The Lottery Form asks for 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 understand that you may be placed in your second choice session in order to accommodate another Southern Flames member with less schedule flexibility.  For instance: You may indicate that you can attend either class session but prefer Saturday/Sunday. At the time your name is drawn space is available in the Saturday/Sunday class so you are put in that session per your preference.   However, later in the lottery the name of someone who can attend only the Saturday/Sunday session may be drawn when seats are open only in the Thursday/Friday session.  In that case, since you indicated your ability to attend the Thursday/Friday class, you will be moved to that session to accommodate the person who can only attend the Saturday/Sunday class.

 If the class is not full after the lottery... 

If any class seats are open after completion of the lottery process, an email will be sent to Southern Flames members announcing an additional one-week period during which registration for the open spots will be available only to Southern Flames members, on a first come, first placed basis, by delivery of checks to Kim Runge, either in person or by mail to the address above.  

If class seats remain open after the additional week of members-only registration, the class will be opened to the general glass community via announcements in web forums, emails, etc.    

If you have any questions about this class or about the lottery, contact Southern Flames Treasurer Kim Runge at


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