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  Presents  Lisa St Martin


Southern Flames is excited to announce Mastering Dichro and Metals with Lisa St. Martin!  Two 2-day classes will be offered:  Thursday-Friday, April 24 & 25, 2008 and Saturday-Sunday, April 26 & 27 (filled).  Members' responses to the recent poll strongly indicated a preference for this class, so both class sessions will cover the same material.  The cost of the class will be $260.00.  We are very pleased to be able to once again offer such a great value to the membership. 


CLASS DESCRIPTION: This two-day class will concentrate on the use of dichroic glass and fine-pure metals in lampworked beads.  On the first day, students will dive into the mysteries of dichroic glass: what it is, how to purchase it, and how to successfully use it in the torch.  They will then work with dichro on clear, colored, and textured glass, and learn how to create depth by layering colors and patterns.  The second day will be devoted to metals, such as copper, silver, and gold. Students will work with leaf, wire, sheet, and mesh, adding inclusions, granulations, and more. Techniques of gold and silver fuming will be discussed and demonstrated with emphasis on safety.  (Disposable respirators rated for metal fumes will be provided.)  Students will also make several "must have" tools in class.


EXPERIENCE LEVEL:  Advanced beginner and beyond.


TOOLS AND SUPPLIES:  Students will supply their own glass (Morretti/Effetre) including dichroic glass, and standard tools to be used in the class.  Some metal leaf, mesh and wire will be provided.  A materials/supply list will be sent to students after the lottery. 


BIO and BEADS: Click here to see Lisa's Bio.  You can see more at her website,


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


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 Saturday Feb 23, 2008.
  • Prior to the lottery, each interested member must complete a Lisa St Martin 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 Feb 23rd 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 Feb 23 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 Friday Feb 22, 2008.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.
  • At the beginning of class you will be asked to complete a liability waiver; only those who complete and sign the waiver may attend the class.  You will not be eligible for a refund of the class fee if you refuse to sign the waiver.  In addition, Southern Flames reserves the right to place class photos, which may include pictures of you and/or your class work, on its website.
  • 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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