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  Presents  Heather Trimlett


Southern Flames is excited to sponsor classes with Heather Trimlett!  Two 2-day sessions will be offered:  Thursday-Friday, October 25 & 26 and Saturday-Sunday, October 27 & 28, 2007.  The Thursday and Friday classes will cover buttons, and the Saturday and Sunday classes will cover hollow formed vessels and beads.  The cost of the class will be $260.00. 

Class Content:

Thursday and Friday BUTTONS

"Need to button up that overcoat?  Here is the class for you!  We will start with one, two and four hole buttons; we will move on to the various shanks that you can attach to a cabochon and making button holes made with a tungsten pick.  The second day will include confetti buttons and paperweight buttons.  If you are looking for a new market in the lampworking field, this could be the class for you!

The button class is the perfect place to practice that ever-challenging PUNTY!

Saturday and Sunday VESSELS and HOLLOW BEADS

            "The ancient Egyptians used small amphorae to store their essential oils and cosmetics.  We will replicate these wonderful vessels with a contemporary flair.  Students will learn to make vessels using a hollow mandrel as well as the core form method.  Students will detail vessels with their choice of latticino, enamels, stringer work, and raking.  They will also have plenty of time to experiment and develop new designs for their latticino repertories.  Finally, we can not forget the stoppers.  They are just too much fun!

As long as we are working on hollow forms we will practice our hollow beads and their shapes too."


Experience level

This class is recommended for the intermediate flame worker.  A two-day format will give time to cover all of the above techniques and more

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.

Attached is Heatherís bio and some photos of her beads, all of which were taken from her website.  For more information, check out Heatherís 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, August 15.
  • Prior to the lottery, each interested member must complete a Heather Trimlett 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 August 15 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, Aug 14.   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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