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  • Nancy Adams and Betsy Hagestedt working on the kiln.

This Month in the Glass Studio

Spring has sprung! Greetings from the glass studio. We are immensely grateful for all our volunteers and instructors who diligently keep our studio safe, clean, and inspiring.

First and foremost, we extend our deepest appreciation to our Intrepid kiln repair heroes, Nancy Adams and Betsy Hagestedt! Following an unfortunate incident involving the heating element and hot glass, the big Pearl kiln was out of commission for several weeks. Thanks to the efforts of Constance Ducar and Donna Rodger, it is now back in service, firing properly, and the backlog of projects has been significantly reduced — yippee!

We’re also very excited to host renowned glass artist Nathan Sandberg this week for a four-day intensive workshop. Students in this sold-out class will be learning to make suspended flow wedges, and we can’t wait to see their work! Stay tuned for an announcement about another rock-star visiting instructor who will be teaching in July.

Mark Your Calendars

Ars Poetica entries are due on April 1. Anne Miller will have a drop-off space dedicated to you on the counter in the studio.

And don’t miss the Glass Studio Social on April 10 from 4 – 6 PM in The Commons (date corrected from the last newsletter). We’ll have another Studio Talk with Donna Rodger, who will share ideas and examples for glass art display. Bring a favorite glass piece/display and an appetizer to share if you choose. All BARN folks are welcome!

On April 14 at 11 AM, there will be a memorial for Laurie Moose in the Great Room. All BARN members are invited and encouraged to RSVP at

May 11 is BARN Bazaar! Vendor registration is coming soon. Note: If you don’t have enough to fill a whole or half table, we can share a table as a studio. Let me know.


Please be kind to your studio monitors. They are volunteers who keep you and our equipment safe.

Remember to record your glass purchases and pay for those items when your balance exceeds $50. Jackie Bailey, our treasurer, will thank you!

If you sign up for an open studio, please show up on time and utilize the time slot — they are in demand!

Be aware of classes in session and avoid popping into the studio when a class is going on (see calendar and a sign on the door) even if you are just picking up a piece or checking on a kiln. Some instructors don’t mind, but to be respectful, err on the side of caution.

A big thank you to Donna Rodger and the “clean team” who showed up for studio spring cleaning this month. Our volunteers rock!

Speaking of rocks, thank you Barbara Henderson for a great Rock On Mosaic Teen Night in March! They loved this project!

We are always adding classes, so check the catalog regularly. Want to teach a class? Contact Julie at, or check with Fran in the office.

As always, if you have any questions, suggestions, or concerns, don’t hesitate to contact me!

See you in the Glass Studio!

Cynthia Jacobs

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