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Harry Paratesteez
06-15-2005, 07:45 PM
Time for rollcall.
Give us some stats....name,occupation,alter ego....ect.

Matt W. , aka Em Dub, aka Upper Decker, aka your mammy.
workin glass 10 years now in the greater Minneapolis St. Paul Area.
Matt :domo:

heheh....got my old name back...werd

06-15-2005, 08:05 PM
Misha, aka pyro aka Eugene Rain. 10 years behind the torch, and still loving it. We're in Ptown now!

I love the new forum so far, the shit actualy works! :bounce

06-15-2005, 08:13 PM
Hmmm Jamn! aka Fushiasky.... aka Heidi

I don't work glass. I tease it slowly. :fire

06-15-2005, 08:38 PM
alt energy, frabricator, metal ,glass , FRPs
mad scientist.
general geek
boro 6 months

06-15-2005, 09:04 PM
office slave by day.
addicted to glass since probably around '98 or '99...
born and raised and still residing in the seattle area.

06-15-2005, 09:33 PM
My earlier post disappeared, so I'll try again.
began working glass in 1990
at the torch since 2002

06-15-2005, 09:34 PM
It didn't disapear, Matt restarted the thread with his real name. ;)

T Lewis Glass
06-16-2005, 09:59 AM
Todd Lewis

Los Osos , CA

Been at the torch sence 93

Still loving it .


06-16-2005, 11:52 AM
Nate Miers, 25, FL. Been torchin' for 2 1/2 years now, religiously might I add.

I was aka NoDFX on the last forum, but I've changed my name to protect the innocent.:glasses:

06-16-2005, 12:13 PM
Matt G. aka Flower Matt. 26, blowing glass full time about 9 years and I am a human lathe. :lol

Joseph Corcoran
06-16-2005, 01:15 PM
Muhahhahahha 1st post. :fire

Joe Corcoran, Spokane Washinton.

Been playing with fire for about 9 years off and on.

06-16-2005, 04:19 PM
Kevin Nail

8 years torchin... 27 yrs old....live in Medford, OR.

06-16-2005, 04:41 PM
Jeremy Bizzano
26 yrs old
just started my 3rd year behind the torch

Robert Mickelsen
06-16-2005, 07:13 PM
Robert Mickelsen here... good riddance to EZboard. Yay for the new forum!!

B.C. Creations
06-16-2005, 07:16 PM
dannyp here. 25 years old from oregon been rockin the torch for 6 years or so.

thought id change up my name a little. awesome board.

06-16-2005, 07:16 PM
Homer here in NW Illinois.....lamping 6.5 years, loving the new board!

Homer - www.galenaglass.com

06-16-2005, 07:23 PM
Formerly GlassCthulhu, reporting for duty.

Islandglass Man
06-16-2005, 07:27 PM
Bear here nice job crew

steven p selchow
06-16-2005, 07:32 PM
Steven..aka..flamethrower. Started flamework in 1975. Inspired recently by a lot of you artists here to new directions.

Reside in Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin, A beautiful mid-western "tourist trap"

06-16-2005, 07:40 PM
Charles 21, on the torch since 2002, Chicago burbs


06-16-2005, 07:50 PM
PJH, retired ships chief engineer last 5 years, On the torch about 18 months, last 6 mo. mostly boro. Picking it up as fast as I can. Love tool making; have complete machine shop in garage. Love fly fishing and related subjects; teach kids seminars on fishing and fly casting.

Greymatter Glass
06-16-2005, 07:59 PM
Hey guys this is the glass burner formerly known as AGA Doug on the sleEZy board. AGA is no longer AGA (it's Studio Broadway) and anyways I'm not working there anymore, so I might as well use my glassartists/company name.

Anyways... for the new people, what can I really say about me....

I'm 26, started blowing when I was 21, so I've been blowing glass for about 5 years. Borm in Albuquerque, raised on the Big Island of Hawaii, now i live in Albuquerque again, where I'm about to get my BFA from UNM.

I started on a minor, moved to a midrange, now I'm on a Carlise CC. At first I was making mushroom pendants and little marbles, now I make big pendants, pipes, and marbles.

I'm Greymatter Glass on ga.org and I have a gallery of some of my older work as well as that of friends of past workshops at Studio Broadway (Formerly AGAS) at http://www.greymatter.org/gallery/gallery/

Anyways, best wishes for the new forum, I hope we can come to some civil middle ground between what was.


p.s. how do I get my little title back? mad scientist wasn't it?

J McGhee
06-16-2005, 08:09 PM
see the name in the corner, remember it because soon u wont forget it.

im jason and i live in vancouver wa, been spinnin glass for 3 yrs.
my aka is lazydog, i currently study under eugene rain and love to learn all things that glass has to offer. im 26 or something close to that.

Mr. Wonka
06-16-2005, 08:12 PM
Tom Doner, 39 y/o. Working with glass for 10 years or so. Here's a photo of my "second wife"...

The Bigles
06-16-2005, 08:26 PM
Antony Rigles here. formerly rigles on the old board. Changing my name a little because of something I learned on the set of the show "baywatch." Which, I learned, is filmed in Michigan.

Bought my first torch in 2000 but have only been a full time lamper for about 2 years. (right after I found the ezboard).

06-16-2005, 08:34 PM
Ryan C-27
On the torch since 2000.

06-16-2005, 08:58 PM
frank (ok, francis) ringer
22, kansas
been on the torch 2 yrs...teaching my wife jenn to blow too....mostly beads for her still tho.
i do pipes, dildos, and anything else i think'll sell :pimp:

06-16-2005, 09:04 PM
formerly glassbooya:smokin:

Im in AZ and want to meet other lampers in the neighborhood... or anywhere for that matter......

ive been at it for a little over 6 months and it has become the biggest thing in my life............all i need now is my kiln to arrive and my studio will be ready :D

glassbooya @ gmail . com

06-16-2005, 09:37 PM
hiyall yep needed a new name also :)
havnt started lampworking yet but hoplessly hooked
the poster formerly known as chucklin

06-16-2005, 10:27 PM
Eric George - 37 from Redmond, WA. On the torch a little over a year and lovin' it. Trying my first solo stick stack tomorrow (Thanks M&M!!!)

06-16-2005, 10:33 PM
Hey everyone still NUBBLET here AKA Tom . I hail out of Vancouver Washington and been flame flickin for around 4 years with some lazy breaks here and there :Ashamed: . I love working glass and am reconfiguring all aspects to fous more time on it so keep an :blinky: out for for this NUB :exclamati

06-16-2005, 10:58 PM
I'm still somewhere.

06-16-2005, 11:52 PM
Hey it's Satori here. Been lampworking in my spare time since March. I'm 22 and living in Kansas. Lovin this forum! Learned a lot from all you kind people.
Thanks for all the help!

06-17-2005, 12:56 AM
skip Los Angeles
still fat, pretty old, practically bald, kinda smelly, almost deaf, totally nuts

David Sandidge
06-17-2005, 02:42 AM
David Sandidge...glad to be with you here at the new forum

06-17-2005, 04:54 AM
Playin at the torch since 95, Turned out to be a very expensive hobby. But I love it anyway. Enjoy makin marbles, hitting the shows and meeting up with everyone. both old friends and new ones. The new board is great. best thing to happen. eveything in one place. ezboard is gone. wish I could say the same about bush!


06-17-2005, 05:55 AM
Adam Eugene, formerly hambuddies, but most of you should know this alias.
23 yrs old, lampworking for 3.5 years. I love poetry, baking brownies, ns rust, long walks on the beach, 6mm rod and just sitting down and talking for a while. according to GGB everyone on the forum thinks I'm gay, but i'm not, unless chelsea is really a dude...

06-17-2005, 06:36 AM
Scott Young, on the torch not quite 2 years. Work soft & boro. Also a furnace worker (apprentice) and a computer programmer (contract).

06-17-2005, 06:48 AM
Name's Dan (or Danny to some folks) Been playing with melted glass for four years now both at the torch and gloryhole. Boro & Soft glass. Pendants, marbles, small sculptural stuff and vessels.

I'm on the near north side of Chicago.


06-17-2005, 07:11 AM
My Name is Harry Kravet a.k.a (HarryMarbles) I live in Orange C.T . I'm 25 years old and Just recently with in the last 3 years I was able to turn an out of control life style into beautiful works of art. I've been spinning mibs for almost a year and I love being alive!!! :violin:

06-17-2005, 07:18 AM
Ben Barocas, been on the torch since Dec. 2002. Currently I'm living in Cape Cod, MA but hopefully soon I'll be moving back to New Paltz, NY. I'm all about the marbles, they're so much fun. Check out my new mini smiley face marble: :) Pretty sick, huh?


06-17-2005, 07:35 AM
My name is Kene Thornton. I reside in the beautiful state of Kentucky. Starting my 3rd year on the torch. Lovin every minute of it.

06-17-2005, 07:45 AM
Justin Hogen here, living in Deadwood SD now, but moving back to Bozeman MT soon. Been blowing bout bout 8 years, mostly hobby/part time, but 1 year my ONLY job :D

Mark F
06-17-2005, 08:01 AM
Mark, Been Blowin in Minneapolis, MN for about 8 years now.

KT-Old School Glass
06-17-2005, 08:56 AM
Hey everyone!!!

I'm here as well!!!

Been at the torch since 1999
Offering the lampworking community supplies since 2001

06-17-2005, 09:01 AM
Kay Lodahl, Grandmother teaching 13 year old grandson to torch. What I know about it anyway. This forum should be a big help.. you go guys!! and Thank You!!

06-17-2005, 09:23 AM
Fred R., City of Orange,California.
Have only ever wanted to be an artist. Carved sticks and soap as a kid. Moved on to making Fimo beads by 14 or 15. Went through phases of painting and sculpting, eventually leading to my discovery of glass in 2000. Began with fusing and slumping,moved to lampwork in 2002, with soft glass. In 2004 began making beads with boro.

I'm a librarian type a guy with chimpanzee features. I skate concrete bowls and parks occasionally and profess to be pretty good at whatever video game you wanna throw my way,except Tiger Woods. I'm 33 and am married to Heather, someone I have known for about 13 years.
Was that too long? Oh well.
Peace and thanks for having me,
Fred Rossi.

06-17-2005, 09:32 AM
Tyler Blowing in Mankato, MN for 2 years


06-17-2005, 09:35 AM
Derek hagood, 34 years old, live in burbank Ca and Whitefish MT, Been flameworking just over 2 years. I used to be a chef but I've been full time glass since february.

06-17-2005, 09:35 AM
Jay in upstate NY - less than a year on a torch and STILL waiting to get back on one but still havnt lost interest.

Used to be Halo21 on ezboards

Dragon Lady
06-17-2005, 10:54 AM
Hey everyone! :fire I'm Julie, 26, Virginia, I've been on the torch for about 4 years now. Taken lots of classes and traveled all over for glass experience both Hard and Soft (mostly work in boro tho)....Love meeting more and more glass people!!! :blowkiss:
PEACE :chilling:


06-17-2005, 11:02 AM
Adam, 23, Medford OR
Heavily influenced by, Deppe, Darby, Jp, Mickelson, and anyone who innovates or just plain ol tries....
Lamping for over 4 years, mostly prodo, but top quality prodo...
boro color addict, get to play seldomly,
will make sig millies for $2 a gram..
If you care to know more, just ask...

06-17-2005, 11:08 AM
name is Royal, im 24 and workin in spokane, WA

been torchin for close to 5 years now and lovin it.

06-17-2005, 12:25 PM
This sounds like an AA meeting...
I'd like to respond to some of these posts ! Hah ha!
Anyway, my name is Julian, which those who actually know me pronounce 'Jul-n' as one or two syllables and my grandmother pronounced 'Jul-Yin', whcih makes sense since I looked Chinese until I was 7 or so.
Eerily similar to Kevin, I am 27 and have been blowing 8 years.
I'm looking forward to seeing this new forum get going! Thanks to all of you.

06-17-2005, 12:52 PM
Hey Folks,

Lee here, aka GnarleyGlass. 31 years old. Been torching for 2 years and loving it. I'm just south of Olympia WA. When I am not on the torch I am either working on my race car (now a demolition car) or my saltwater reef aquarium.

Love the new site! :eek

06-17-2005, 01:09 PM
Steven Velazquez

Tenino, WA

06-17-2005, 01:43 PM
Myles here in Concord, New Hampshire- Live Free Or Die!
Lampworking for 4 years, feeding my girl and dogs off it for 3.
not a computer guy but i'll drag my ass on it for this forum
P.S. i love love love GA kryptonite, its delicious!

Dog Squeez
06-17-2005, 01:55 PM
Brian R. 52, Atlanta

Started playin' with fire in '61 when I built a small bonfire in my room. Needless
to say my parents were not impressed in a positive manner, however my ass

Doing neon since 86. soft glass beads '98, class at Frabel in boro 2000.

Torches; Minor, National, Herbie 40, and am currently using a GTT Mirage,
best damn torch ever been on. :rollin

To all the mods' thank you for the new board.

06-17-2005, 02:34 PM
Some folks call me harp.

On and off the torch sinch 2001.

06-17-2005, 03:54 PM
My name is Joe, 24, I live in Western NY. Been at the torch for a little over 2 years, mostly boro. I used to post as Toymaker, i hated that name. I work in healthcare too.

06-17-2005, 04:00 PM
Im Carl and will torch come some time Maybe August. 2005. Newbie and eager to get at it. Live in Buffalo N.Y. Im 35 and thanks for the new board.

Carl~~~ ;)

06-17-2005, 04:02 PM
Hello, I'm Ross I'm 43, I grew up in Medford OR but I currently reside in Corvallis. I've been doing soft glass beads for ~3 years but I've only been working with Boro since January. I love this new forum!

Nightcat - stayin' up late, meltin' the glass!

06-17-2005, 09:07 PM
Hey y'all, I'm Suzanne (aka suzee). Recovering Californian/American, living in Canada for a LONG time now. Mostly live in Calgary, but often found in a one room cabin high in the Kootenay mountains of BC. When in BC, you'll find me hiding in the dark caves of Ainsworth Hotsprings, leaving marbles and beads in hidden crevices....just for fun.
Been at the torch for 8 years, doing kiln work for 13 years, started in stained glass about 25 years ago (can't remember exact dates....too old now, memory fading....)
Real job....working part-time on the child abuse crisis line. Looking forward to leaving that behind soon.....hoping they can give me some kind of happy pill to make me forget all about it....just vague memories of working for the gov't for 20 years...aarrrghh...how did this happen???

I still remember the first day that Kristian opened the pipemaker's forum.....after being snubbed at some other forums many times. Thanks to all who have continued on with this effort....WELL DONE!


06-17-2005, 10:01 PM
slingin' it since '97.

i currently work on a "Julian Lievano" signature model GTT Mirage.

hey misha, if you see this, can you make my custom title: The "Thurston Moore" of pipemaking.


06-17-2005, 10:45 PM
Hey yall

Jeremiah, Also known as AK THrock

Blowin in the freezing climes of the north for bout 5yrs, Oxygen is not cheap here and 2day air sucks for shipping. Hope to meet yall at some classes in the future.
Cheers to the new board, this is so sweet :tongue:

boxfan willy
06-18-2005, 04:23 AM
Wild Willy here. Much thanks for the new board. Looks like it was a lot of hard work. Thanks again to Kristian, Wonka, M & M and all else who put in the time.

06-18-2005, 09:03 AM
S'up folks. esh is just short for Esref, aka dad, aka fat bloke. 29 ears mold. Born n raised London, England. Chose not to get a proper job in '99, been skint but smilin' since.
take it easy....... :tongue:

06-18-2005, 12:55 PM
Back again for the new board. Playin w/ glass about 2+ years now. Hangin' out in Connecticut.

06-18-2005, 06:26 PM
Umm canada, nelson, BC... I melt glass..

Inspektah Dek
06-18-2005, 07:35 PM
Grand Graps MI 100% rawillisdilla melting glass since Day 1

06-18-2005, 09:06 PM
Formaly longboardglassblow! ive been working glass for about 3years now. im workin on a major and a lynx. jason flynn as my teacher, good guy

06-18-2005, 09:17 PM
ian... aka, slacker
lampworkin almost 8 years now... man time flys :ohwell:
chillin in ohio fer now

keep it hot

06-19-2005, 12:44 PM
davin- aka- dnugg, deeman or jus d
sellin gear- blowin glass 4 just about 2 years- always looking to advance my skills! board has been big help- good people- great artist!

jeh glass
06-19-2005, 01:21 PM
jesse hastings.........ny.....almost 29......beeen lamping 7 years or so

06-19-2005, 02:12 PM
Yo jessie, what up fool. Long time no hear/see. Us NYer's needs to get together sometime this summer. My studio is almost pimp an ready for something like that.

anyways, brian carignan, saratoga ny, now the ripe age of 32, blowing for just under 4 years now.

other interests: cars, outdoors shit an meeting good people.


06-19-2005, 02:19 PM
Jeff Buchs 30 doh! -- been blowing glass for ....jeez....7 years-8 years?? I can't even remember.

from NJ, now living in Southern Ca.

Surfing, glassblowing, and slingin' real estate (just got my license along w/200000 other people :))

Steve Sizelove
06-19-2005, 02:23 PM
Steve Sizelove here, livin' in Richmond, Indiana. I've been a glass nerd since 1995.

Mr. Whale dick
06-19-2005, 06:10 PM

lansing, mi

torchin' everyday for about 9 years.....

06-19-2005, 09:49 PM
brett odette here also known as odie.33 yrs of age at the torch for a decade come november :) fulltime all the time.been a member of the other forum since the was less then a handfull of posts and peps lol sorry to see the old forum go, lots of good memorys there but looking forward to new ones here and watching this place grow also. peace brett

06-20-2005, 10:10 AM
Chris here.....Colored Sands Glass....slave to you all.......you call me, I give good phone, you buy it, I ship it.....

Nice new forum.....thanks as always!


Mr Happy Pants
06-20-2005, 10:11 AM
DJ here. 37 year-old lampworker, musician, painter, poet.

...oh, and total freak. :D

Mac Maestro
06-20-2005, 10:22 AM
Jeff- Vocal rhythmist
:flame:Florida:flame: same longitude as central mexico.:HOT:

Flameworking since '97 full time.
Hanging out online way long. MPot moderator. good tymes...

06-20-2005, 11:35 AM
ryan,26,work in the Chicago area.. been at it since the fall of 98. the new forum looks great.

06-20-2005, 11:55 AM
Mike V. up here in VT and lovin it.

06-20-2005, 12:16 PM
Hey Now,



06-20-2005, 12:39 PM
The New board looks great,it sucks to loose all the info from the black board though,I just took on an apprentice and some of these resources are key.Thanks to all that made the new board happen.

06-20-2005, 03:30 PM
Howdie! Howdie! Nina, here. Reporting from where they say it never rains. I have been collecting glass for the last five years. Became really serious about it within the last year. I'll frabricate your chicken any day. Flame on!

06-20-2005, 07:25 PM
Wesley Fleming (gnimelf backwards) in eastern Massachusetts. Lampin' almost 2 years, furnace and coldworker before that.

About to spend the month of July teaching high school kids how to lamp, full time! Definitely looking forward to that...

** Wesley Fleming ******************
** http://www.elementalglass.com/ **

06-21-2005, 07:29 AM
Kenan Tiemeyer, almost 30, forever lurking. Been melting glass for a bit over 4.5 years. Long time fume addict. Formerly from Michigan now roaming the Blue Ridge Mountains. Slowly becoming a hillbilly. Trying to trancend all limitations.

06-21-2005, 09:01 AM
Ricki. Lake Tahoe, 5 years and no end in sight :tongue:

06-21-2005, 04:54 PM
Don here, been flaming boro since '74. Learned on a welding torch, moved to a Carlisle CC in '88. Not full time, the job that pays the bills is Marine Electronics Tech in Kodiak Alaska. Father to two girls, the younger one, Zora (14), is learning on her new Piranha!
Oh, yeah, this year I'm 60 :eek


06-21-2005, 07:38 PM
Mike here, Been flameworkin' since '66 Makin' a living at it since '76. mostly old school stuff.I live in SW Fl.

06-21-2005, 08:03 PM
Glassworker for 33yrs in both furnace and lampworked glass. I work at Corning Museum of Glass at Steuben glass and in my own studio Holden Art Glass.

Heidi von Frozenfyre
06-22-2005, 09:05 AM
Heidi von Frozenfyre - Washington Island WI - old enough to be your Mom.

I'm back from the dead. Playing with fyre since 1990 but I've taken an unwanted hiatus from the flame for a little over a year.

New studio up and coming in the middle of July.

06-22-2005, 09:47 AM
puffdanny here,i invented glass.and i can blow anything(or anyone)

06-22-2005, 10:24 AM
Loc B.-Tremblay, Formely Known as " Vitre " on the last forum

Im on the torch since about 2years, also have 1 year of hotshop experience.

Finishing my university degrees in Computer science soon, but i started another one in Marketing/Administration, and another one in ARTS ... will i be at school until im 30? maybe.... am i NUTS ... maybe .... :rolleyes
Plus i need to work 50+hours, on the computer shop i own since about 4 years... a little one, but enough to pay the bills,
and im addict to River kayaking & Hunting & of course melting glass
only thing i regret in life, there is never enough of 24hours in a days to do all this !!!!

Im living in Trois-rivieres, small town between QuebecCity and Montreal, so im the only French Canadian on the Board, and one of the rare people Blowing Glass on the Torch in Quebec ( other than Ross&friends@ElementalGlass in montreal )

Now i shut up and leave space for the others !!!!

Have Fun Blowin!!!!
LONG LIVE THIS FORUM !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
thks all mod for the new forum... ill miss the old black gldg but Eh !

Chris Carlson
06-22-2005, 02:02 PM
chris, san pedro-LA harbor, 27, blowin 4 years. LAglass on glasspipes. will add more soon.

06-22-2005, 02:52 PM
lampworker since '99
live in ventura county, Cali.
29 yrs. old--wife and son--collette and aidan
cool site guys --my apprentice (runez is his name i think) told me about it a while ago--
glad i finally made it
a couple of my interests are --reef aquarium and gaming :pimp:
i originally learned the basics from a friend in cali--(AJ)
then moved to eureka for a 6 month apprenticeship(under sam and aric)
from there i moved back to so. cal for about a year, then moved to New Orleans (for a year and a halk) to develop my own style
came back to so. cal a about 3 yrs and been making 1 of a kind head tubes for about the last 2 yrs or so
i make prettyt much w/e i get orders for--(have done best with tubes, bong stems, goblets and vases)
went from a minor to a major-minor to a carlisle, and now loving my bethlehem--my apprentice is on the carlisle
looking forward to getting to know you guys around here

06-24-2005, 03:31 PM
New Site Sweet
I 21 in San Diego often Tucson
Much love to everyone in the family

Any west coasters wana hit me up feel free I need a friend out here for large tube pulls dbl meaning ya know

Vapor Glass
06-24-2005, 06:57 PM
Vapor Glass- I distribute and promote Dichroic Alchemy and Momka glass products.
my name is Erik Anders. ive been lamping since 2000. Glass is my life.
im located in NEW YORK!

info at vaporglass dot com for all your DA and momka needs :)

06-25-2005, 07:56 AM
yo fool, we need to get together sometime this summer.


06-27-2005, 10:52 AM
OK signing in! Sabina Boehm. Been blowing glass for 10 years! (Who is this mister glass, you ask?)
Seattle, Washington!
Oh, and my website

Jerry Gash
06-27-2005, 12:48 PM
Jerry Gash
Location: Iowa
Been working glass for 3 years on and off now doing it full time.
Basically trying to make a living being a rockstar and selling glass at my shows.

Like heavy-metal? Check out my webpage www.stabcorp.com

06-27-2005, 04:55 PM
sean, 25, denver, made a few beads in class but waiting for a place to blow.

06-27-2005, 06:02 PM
I'm Matt, a student at Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo during the school year, back to Corvallis, Oregon for this summer. I started making soft glass beads Spring 2004, started making boro pendants Fall 2004 and pipes in 2005. I just got my first torch this year and am definitely addicted. I'm very interested in meeting other glassblowers to discuss techniques and learn more, so if you are around either of my homes and interested in sharing experiences and techniques, let me know!

06-27-2005, 10:32 PM
Im Jason. Rosie is the dog. I have been blowing boro since 94. I learned my base glass blowing skills from Joe Luisi at Salem community college. Ive taken classes from, Sue Ellen Fowler, Robert Mickleson, Milon Townsend, Emilio Santini, Roger Paramore, and dennis ------.

Im into plants, aliens, spirit, and driving fast......I like brunettes.

Drink Guiness Draught....its the best.

06-28-2005, 10:22 AM
My name's Sean I'm 25 from the Boston area and have been blowing glass for the last few years on and off. Currently looking for space to work that has a roof and/or walls. Will trade pipes for food.

Gibsons Glassworks
06-28-2005, 11:10 AM
im 18 and been workin glass for 3 months and loving my progression!
cant wait to learn many many new things and if anyone is interested in taking a vacation to quadra island there is a studio and room avalible at my place! rock on

07-02-2005, 08:35 AM
Merced, Ca
Nu-be, off and on the torch for about 2 years between finishing my degree and work not much time to serve the flame

3 rip min
07-03-2005, 10:03 AM
andy, 32, ca bay area, been on the torch about 10 years...

07-04-2005, 01:05 AM
:tongue: Hey hey! Brian W. 30 Belfair, Washington.
Working boro almost a year now on my National.

07-05-2005, 01:59 AM
Hi lol. My old nick was "Pipemaker" Im sure some of you still remember me :tongue: Been manipulating glass on and off since fall of 98. I was a member of the old board since it was about a month old... ahh the good ole days :) For the last couple years i havent been around very much, I came to the forum for the first time in about a month and saw that it moved. So i had to register here of course :)

07-05-2005, 09:35 AM
Hi Im Jeff,Im 49,married with 2. For money I fix and paint cars, for fun I melt glass. Been melting glass for almost 3 years,mainly soft glass but am recently getting into boro. I love dogs and shooting guns.

07-05-2005, 04:50 PM
Yo Yo!!
Orr is in the house! (you may call me Orrza if you want :-) )
I was born on 1978 (almost 27) in ISRAEL (Still here), I am a student for chinese medicine for the fourth year, I mastered in chinese massage.
I am lampworking since 2003, got in it for the pipes and not doing it anymore - I became a pendant sissy.
Got some friends in the U.S. (that I have never visited), I "met" them on GLDG.
I love the vibe this place has and hope to be able to keep reading and visiting here as much as possible.


07-06-2005, 04:12 PM
Melanie....31 years young....Been working at the torch since June of 1995...........

07-08-2005, 12:52 PM
hi all, jim, 42 yrs old living in Ward Colorado, studio in No-Bo. lampworker since 98.

wire artist, skier, hiker, lover of nature...

livin' the life i love, lovin' the life i live...

07-08-2005, 04:48 PM
Hello all,

I'm Mark. Born in '75, got a degree in Theatre and History in '99 and since then i've been blowing glass and recently acquired a bead store :rolleyes . When im not working glass im trying to get my lawn to grow in the heat of southern ut and figure out why i'm still here. At least the beer is cold.

Anyone for horse shoes?

07-09-2005, 09:29 AM
Pete Weiss, 26. Working boro for just over two years now.
Started along this path out in Colorado, but now I'm back in the hand.
Lansing, Michigan represent, Foo!

The Bigles' worst nightmare

07-10-2005, 08:43 PM
[B]fuzzy 30 been working on the torch for 6 years and lovin it

Heat ofthe Meat
07-11-2005, 06:52 PM
My name's Liz...I just moved to Athens, GA...good market down here.
Im 22 now and Ive been at it for about nine months...still waiting for my new Mirage after two months, dammit. Ill be operational here in about two weeks to a month. Slak House Glass@Good Dirt Gallery (hopefully) :mad1:

07-11-2005, 07:54 PM
John, from Toledo, OH. Been playing around with lampwork for 4 years, my current passion is offhand work... 2 years at the furnace now. And I'm intrigued by boro.

Mr. "Awesome!"
07-12-2005, 09:09 AM
Neil LaSarte, 29, currently residing in central OR. Formerly Neil113 on the old board, time for a new name that is a little more awesome! Torching for almost 3 years, wow time flies. I've been focused on mainly solid stuff until recently, right now I'm all over the place. I work 2 jobs and work glass about 20 hours a week. You can see my very rookie website at www(dot)euphoriaglassf<dotcom>. I know it needs fixing, but thanks for looking

07-13-2005, 09:13 AM
dad by day, pyro by night. just entered 2 year mark.
quad cities iowa

07-14-2005, 08:58 AM
Im J.T. im 17 and live in Ann arbor Michigan, 1 and a half years torch time.

07-14-2005, 10:18 AM
eric, 24, Atlanta

started with soft classes, soon as I could moved to boro.

been at it 2 months on my carlise :)

great to see two others from hotlanta

07-14-2005, 02:55 PM
Matt, 23, PA

Started with what most other boro guys started on. Have moved on art glass as best as I can. Busy is my life, so I only get to blow rarely.

3+ years give or take...


07-17-2005, 12:21 PM
I'm Kelly, been on the torch five years (soft glass, boro only a year).... sr. tech writer by day....live in Michigan.

07-17-2005, 12:26 PM
I bet your beads are hot

07-18-2005, 08:54 AM
Well being in a perpetual state of safety break :chilling: ... i'm not sure if i sounded off or not.... Bill Houghtaling 39, New Paltz NY been on the torch 5 years on and off (perpetual safety break and all) also occasionally work in the construction trades....

07-23-2005, 03:01 PM
My name is Anita P and I'm a glassoholic. Working at the torch now for 7 years, boro for the last 3 years, and *yes, I admit it* I am a bead weenie!!!
I live in Jackson, Michigan.

07-24-2005, 11:47 AM
Well I'm back. Ross, 32, 6 1/2 years on the torch . My shop is in hot hot Montreal.
I like the new board.

07-24-2005, 01:24 PM
Hey Ross! Welcome back.....good to see ya. If it's too hot in Montreal, why don't you come west??


07-24-2005, 06:30 PM
i'm Chris A., 36, from melbourne australia, and i've been making love to glass since 1990. a few years ago i finished my master of fine arts and finally my sh*t is coming together. i started out in scientific glass, but it did my head in after a repetetive 2 years and i went to work in a bar serving drinks for a while. however, what i learned during that time has proven invaluable, and i recommend learning from a sci-blower if you can. while at university i also did 7 years of furnace blowing ... something else i recommend to every flameworker i meet ... to do a stint in the hotshop.
here's a page i usually direct people to, and use until i get mine proper one set up. some of the work is in progress, etc ... i do what i can to update the images, but usually it's a little out of date


07-31-2005, 12:42 PM
yo, names sam.... just gettin on to the new board... guess im a bit of a slacker, old name was QuantumQ lil name change to spice things up a bit.... been blowin for 3 years now, a few breaks to snowboard hear and there. worked mostly in CT, a little in ithaca NY, and soon to be in south cali (of all places) anyway, just checkin in..... got some old work up glasspipes.org under quantum ...*present*

barefoot stash
08-01-2005, 04:54 PM
St. Pete Florida representing!!!!
28, seems like I've been at it forever, still lampin, surfn, and teaching at Eckerd College

Utopian Brain
08-03-2005, 08:11 AM
Much support goes out to all glass artists and workers keeping it real, most of you dont even know you are.
Paul , im 22 living and working 30 minutes south of chicago in Utopia
Been doing this for almost 4 years now, I enjoy Adventuring, being human, and loving life

08-03-2005, 11:17 AM
drew outta detroit- been blowing since '96. man i have a ton of shout outs to all those people out there pushing the fore front of the most progrssive underground functional artwork available on this planet as well as many others....... i am fortunate to have fallen into such good company...

08-05-2005, 06:40 AM
Hey everyone.... my name is Leslie. I am in Traverse City, MI. I came through the ranks from doing fused glass to doing soft glass beads. Now I pretty much just work in boro. I make pendants and beads still to make money, but I am working on my blowing skills to do more bottles, vases, and goblets.

08-06-2005, 06:00 AM
Glen G.
Bead shop owner in Gatlinburg, Tn. Torchin for 2.5 yrs. great board, lotsa info!

08-18-2005, 09:27 AM
Hey everyone. My Name's Ed and I blow glass in Chicago. I've only been a glassblower for 2 years. So, I'm still learning a lot. But, I try to get behind a torch whenever I can. It's soothing. Anyways, I just joined this board today.

08-18-2005, 10:03 AM
My name is Chris Camac. I work for Carlisle Machine Works as a sales rep, but that also means that I do a lot of other things here, like having a hand in a lot of the R&D work. I have several hobbies including glass, computers, games of every type. I also have a family at home that probably wishes I didn't spend so much time on work and other hobbies :D

Carlisle is a very open company, that likes to listen to the glass industry and its needs. So if anyone has any ideas on new things they would like to see or just ways to upgrade existing Carlisle items, please let me know either through e-mail or PMing me.

Brian Newman
08-26-2005, 06:29 AM
Hello everyone, I'm new to the board because I just got a computer (believe it or not). I have 12-13 years experience on the torch, and have had several students over the years. I look forward to hearing from others in the industry.

08-26-2005, 07:04 AM
Misty Moon, here. Living in SW Indiana. Single parent of an awesome 10 year old boy. PTA Treasurer, Sunday School Director/Teacher, working 5 days a week slinging lunch at a local restaurant. I love creating things, I started out making dresses, loomed beaded pieces, peyote stitch....Been sharing a house with my Mom for the last nine years, she's my best friend and my best sales person, hehe.... Although it's a two bedroom house and the boy and I share a room, I have designed and built the best bunk beds in the world( according to my son that is), also learned how to hang drywall after the ceiling fell down, and how to be a plumber, when the water pipes busted... (I don't like to pay for anything I think I can possibly do myself :) .) Got my love for glass on dead tour in '93 (go figure), where I was told "girls don't blow glass" ....got me some basic skills in '98, a cutting torch, and a desire to do more... Now I have a Lynx, yeah!! I lamp at night after all the other work is done. I also have taught my Sunday school classes all about the power of Bartering! I have them using their artistic skills for me in trade for beads/pendants. I want them to know that what they do has value even at a young age...I believe that encouraging creativity and art in children is good for their self esteem.....okay, did I say I come from a long line of long-winded individuals? I could go on forever, but I'll stop now, before you all fall asleep. Much Love to this board and all who a part of it, Misty Moon

Udai Hussien
08-26-2005, 07:07 AM
welcome, hgope sometime we can have legnthy discussions about the lord...

08-26-2005, 07:38 PM
Thanks, Dwaine, that would be nice....

09-06-2005, 12:22 AM
Danny 19, torchin now for bout 2 months lol sad i know. Northern Indiana. Im a bum. But i am good with my hands and glass is really cool to work with.

09-09-2005, 08:42 PM
Howdy ,this is mr.SWEET. aka earth2glass cause ya'll know this shitis a little out there!@#$%^&*() sometimes.... anywho livin in the eastcoast humboldt of the BLUERIDGE MNTS. (it's good to be a wishful thinker,right?) i've been mainlinening the glass since june 02' been a collecTOUR of glass since i was the 1st person i knew to own a glass piece from dead TOUR94or93? idunno My other occupation is sub contracting for a cell phone co.but that's just to make the big dough for my future built from scratch home/glassstudio and then retire to being a boro junkie!!! love everyone on this forum hope to meet many of you in the not so distant future ;)

peace SWEET.

09-10-2005, 09:42 AM
Bubba from alabam

09-10-2005, 10:31 PM
Dave Mac here......33 Turning that molten passion for over 9 years now....

In Boisie Idaho right now, but trying not to stay too long...

AKA, Cottage Grove Dave...aka CGD......aka Big Mac....aka eastcoast dave....(that was when i first trekked west just to learn to melt stuff.....)

AKA......."daddy" to two of my favorites......... :kickflip:

09-12-2005, 05:48 AM
sarah, 34, Swiss but I live in France. I torch for 4 years. Had two boys in between and work as a secretary. I am married with a mineral lover. It's not my boobies on the avatar, mine are just so much bigger, they just lay on the torch to keep them warm! :lol

dr chainsaw jones
09-12-2005, 06:51 AM
known as the good dr jones for long time, torchin since '93, holdin fort close to cape cod, slowly creepin back onto the forum.
Hopin to find dante... man, where you be?
blessed love

09-14-2005, 10:29 PM
.......Jesse DeMoss........

I'm back in my hometown of New Meadows, Idaho - Population 580 - (I know, it's a pretty busy place....traffic was backed up four cars at the stop sign today).
I'm 27 and I am now officially addicted to the torch. Luckily my wife puts up with me (at least she gets to wear a new necklace everyday). She is actually very encouraging which is a blessing. We invest in real estate so my days are fairly open and I am able to spend most it behind the Torch.


09-16-2005, 05:51 PM
I'm new and I'm Cristie Lee, 30, naitive Floridian, I've been on the torch for three years...hot for this site!

09-16-2005, 05:54 PM
anyone in West Palm area?

09-18-2005, 03:37 PM
John , 24 , Californial Central Coast , since 2001 , IRIE

09-20-2005, 04:53 PM
mike 29, glasshole Rhode Island.

09-20-2005, 06:32 PM
Hi Im Jeff , im 49,from the Chicago burbs. Been melting soft glass a few years, boro a few months, now I cant stop.

09-29-2005, 01:00 PM
hey hey
It's another Bryan....back in the house....I took a 6 month vacation from the net.....I used to be coolliquid...but seeing that Glass is defined as an amorphious solid.....call me Ratty dog :tongue:

09-29-2005, 03:17 PM
quad cities bettendorf , iowa
sitting behind the flame for 1 year

10-02-2005, 01:46 PM
chris, 28 from so cal. build hot rods and custom cars by day melt glass into scrap by night . been behind the torch doin soft glass for 3-4 years moved up to a bigger torch and boro a few months ago. always lookin for people to bounce ideas off of and possibly some so cal people to colab with in the future

10-04-2005, 09:36 PM
Randy 25, Gangsta 4 life!!!!!!!!, im in the middle of the sticks manitoba canada.

10-05-2005, 07:35 AM
burnout here, been w/glass 'bout 5 years now, A.K.A. pan

10-06-2005, 04:10 PM
Tim C. aka flamelove ........

I am a computer tech. a slave to the machine. I am 36.

What can I say I am just overcome by the siren song of the FLAME!!! I love all the works I have seen here and other places and I want to join the ranks of flameworkers. I have read everything I can get my hands on and have talked to a few people and have driven them nuts I am sure. Everyone has been great with their help and knowledge!! I am saving up some coin for my leap into the fantasy world of glass. I CAN'T wait! Until then I am just going to have to drool on my laptop and catalogs.

10-07-2005, 02:25 PM
aka TFF,
worked the torch for 6 mo. in 03 then my partner had troubles with the law and ran. with most the tools so picked up a torch and went off and on justin dickin around. but now almost have a full shop setup and doing it exclusively, for the last two mo. i'm advancing pretty quick and i'l try to get some pics on soon so you can dog on them like you seem to do to all the newbies. thanks for all the tips you all deal out. this site is the shit, no others compare.

10-07-2005, 05:57 PM
Shane here, 29, lampin for 3 years, worked in a few lampworking supply stores,i specialize in pendants and small headdies, bassically freelancing at the moment. Just got my first Large torch,spent my first three years on a national and a major/minor. I am in Santa Cruz California, I've blown glass in such exotic locales as Eugene OR @ current glassworks, Boulder colo @ pablisag and in my garage,holland mich, Pittsburgh PA(go stillurs) I am originally from Erie PA. uhmmm i have a dog whos the bomb, his name is bruticus, hes a pimp. i have gallerys on glasspipes,glassartists,and beadartists, under the name Sol. I do some stained glass dodecahedrons too. peace,this site is a godsend, best thing since sliced bread.


10-14-2005, 05:20 PM
Nice Sol. So you know Todd!!!! LOL Did he tell you horror stories about Jonathan???? Jonathan is one of my best friends.

Mr. Whale dick
10-14-2005, 07:35 PM
oh boy john.........u heard from him l8tly?

john madden
10-14-2005, 10:56 PM
john madden melting glass for a year out of connecticuit, near springfield mass. still wroking with a minor which is about to shit the bed i think. waiting on my mirrage from arrow springs. anyone know when those are coming? just hope my torch dosent die before then

10-16-2005, 03:13 PM
I talked to Jon Boy about 6 months ago. He's living in north seattle with his daughter and doing well. That guy is sooo freakin talented LOL. His patterning is nothing to write home about but I'd put his form up against ANYBODYS!!!!! Saw him do piece one time that had a freakin 18 way donut ball thing that was like nothing I've ever seen in my life. it was a hollow sphere that had 18 opposing donut holes all facing each other with a beautifully sculpted dragon fly setting on top of it! I wish he wasnt too technically retarded to operate a computer because he would be great with the group :rollin

10-16-2005, 03:40 PM
Hey! i'm Kathleen, 29, and I've been at the torch for seven years. I'm from St. John's, Newfoundland, where I was the local glassblower fromm 99 to Jan 04, but I'm living now on Galiano Island, BC. My shop's in a concrete bunker that's half underground. I'm the single mother of Lorne who just began kindergarten before a teacher's strike (i'm missing the time!) and I support him with my molten creations. Glass has made my life and as long as I breathe, I'll blow! Peace to you all!

Sharp Glass
10-18-2005, 08:07 AM
Matt Baker, behind the torch for 3.5 years, up in DA UP EH? (WAY up in the Upper Penisula of Michigan) but moving south soon.

10-21-2005, 12:03 PM
Flamebob- Aka moe. Working in glass only three months. Yep I'm a youngin'. Working in Pinellas Park florida and MISSOULA MT!!

10-21-2005, 01:23 PM
Dirty Jason,29,STR8 off tha streets of tha LGC,WISCO blowin since 99.Tryin to find tha time to create but I gots tha baby-momma-drama.

11-02-2005, 12:09 AM
Yo, Names Chris B been working the torch for two years. Im livin in stink city Albany Oregon. Currently trying to support myself in the competitive oregon market. Later all.

11-02-2005, 02:04 PM
Christopher Robin here. 33 years old (how'd that happen?) Working glass for about five years. Been living in Phoenix for a couple years now. Transplanted from Orange County California (Laguna Beach area). Married to a wonderful woman that actually WANTS me to just stay at home and blow glass.....Rock on!

Wife's from Oregon and we love it there. I get all jealous when you "P-towners" talk about doing all sorts of "P-towny" stuff. We'll probably move there one day when they get an economy.

Dis bord is da koolist!

maui greenstone
11-02-2005, 10:24 PM
John Lindquist 24 year old glass sculptor for Maui Crystal in Lahaina Hi where the weather is beautiful and the women are too.

maui greenstone
11-02-2005, 10:25 PM
oh yeah i've been a glowing bass for about 4 years now

11-08-2005, 06:53 AM

11-09-2005, 07:57 AM
Marilyn here from Colorado. New to this board, first post. Have had this glass addiction for about 2 years, been doing beads and a couple marbles with Moretti. Recently, I've been experimenting with boro, trying to do xmas orniments, also been messing with blown Moretti vessels (very cool). Thanks for the great info on this site. See ya 'round. :rollin

Flame on!

11-12-2005, 09:06 AM
Ari Here. Aka Irie AKA Hebrew Hammer AKA Wondering Jew. Been Working Glass full-time for about 7 months and learning exponentially. Big thanks to JJ-JADE--NIK-QUATRO-KIND CREATIONS- THE WORM- BRANDON-NICK AWATA-DREW-JON-MARK- Andy in Chi-town and Dan Dagget. If there are any other glassblowers who have taught me a thing or tow that I forgot, thank you. I have been blessed to have some many teachers and so much support

11-12-2005, 11:27 PM
DJ Roll Call, dis a DJ roll call
DJ roll call a dis a DJ roll call....

11-13-2005, 02:18 AM
My name is Merlin, 27. Portland, Oregon. I started as an apprentice in Eugene, Or. in 2000 and been working steady up to now. First couple weeks i worked on marbles, then spoons, Then sidecars, hammers, watsons, sherlocks, in that order. all touch and pull raked (wanted to focus on shaping first) Learned a few heady techs after that, but fell short of my own expectations (as usual) when the need to make money trapped me in the monotony of production. I make a fancy pipe once in a while, pendants, earrings, and once a year i make a bunch of random christmas gifts. I appreciate what glass does for me, but I am looking for more out of our relationship. Need to spice things up a bit

11-13-2005, 01:32 PM
Sorry I have not posted here yet I have not realy been on the computer much since the switch of boards. My name is Jay been making soft glass beads since1996 and have done a lot of other stuff along the way but my main focus is still moretti objects and beads, with a healthy dose of boro for sculpture (it is just so much easier to sculpt than morettibut the dance just isn't thae same. I could babble for a while but I won't. I liv in Portland OR and have traveled the country for shows and classes bothas student and teacher. These days my glass is taking a back seat to my family but in a couple years I'll be full time again. JAy S.

11-14-2005, 05:56 PM
Jameson S
Just outisde of Chicago,IL
working glass for about a year now.

11-20-2005, 09:16 PM
if you know who i am hi. if ya dont find out, and if ya don't know the poop get the scoop troop.

"Throughout history, it has been the inaction of those who could have acted; the indifference of those who should have known better; the silence of the voice of justice when it mattered most; that has made it possible for evil to triumph." Haile Selassie

11-22-2005, 10:47 AM
bradley tubbs
6 years at the torch

11-24-2005, 09:26 AM
Ricki/Lake Tahoe/26/6 years spinning/AKA Honalee Glassworks

12-16-2005, 04:59 PM
Brent, 3 years torchin, 2 years hot shop, 1 year fusing, 0 problems lovin it. Out in Oklahoma City.

12-18-2005, 10:42 PM
Mick from Australia, Yarra Valley in Victoria to be precise.

31 years old. 12 years of it scientific glassblowing.

Just starting some artistic flameworking stuff.

Great site. I'll be hangin around.

12-18-2005, 10:55 PM
I'm Kalera AKA Kalera, arrogant bead bitch, 34 years old, making beads badly since 1992 and better since 2002. Just started with marbles this year, and I've been fusing since 1999.

PS I am not really arrogant, I just like the way it sounds.

12-22-2005, 02:23 AM
-Bashi Ale'
-Eugene Or.
-24 years old
-I got my start in glass while apprenticing at Cosmic Dog inc. in 2001. Since then I
have continued to create a variety of different functional and non-functional glass objects.
-favorite saying..."cool beans" :)

Don Harris
12-22-2005, 07:25 AM
Don Harris from Tulsa Ok

Playing with both soft and boro for about 3 yrs now. Got off to a good start with a 1 day
class with Drew Fritts. Nice guy, great teacher.

Have lots of hobbies. Metal working, Electronics. Neon, Welding, You name it and i've tried to do it. Love reading posts on this board, I pick up lots of tips and get lots of laughs.

Keep on Blow'in Guys and Gals


12-26-2005, 08:38 AM
My name is Jason Pyron, some people call me py, I call myself Jason. I'm 28. I am a Jack of all Trades except Lampworking,,, I have only been behind the torch, well ,, :o never. I have been running a very large headshop for two years now and I have finally given in to the temptation. I want fire, so I can make art. I have been fuckin' around here for 'bout a month and it seems like a good community. I am here to learn, and I'm glad to be here, hopefully for many years to come. Thanks for having me.

JPyron _VeniceBeach_CA

me + drums = civilmuthafuckinkaos :D

12-26-2005, 10:48 AM
John here , alive and well in Long Island , NY..... aka.. liquid color...on the torch since 1999, couldnt stop if I wanted to !!!!

12-27-2005, 09:12 AM
Jesse S. land of corn and cowshit omaha , nebraska been addicted to glass for almost two years loving every min what a journey hope to travel farther can wait.

12-27-2005, 12:53 PM
hooray, i can get buried in this thread too lol

Adam, 24, living in southwest New Hampshire.. been working on and off with soft glass since i was 17.. finally bought a torch setup (albeit an entry level one) and i'm gonna see if i can't get good with boro. i have a degree in graphic design but work in radio. figure that out.

12-28-2005, 09:04 AM
Hmmm Jamn! aka Fushiasky.... aka Heidi

I don't work glass. I tease it slowly. :fire

i love this girl!! <3



12-28-2005, 09:07 AM
[QUOTE=glassbastard]if you know who i am hi. if ya dont find out, and if ya don't know the poop get the scoop troop.



12-28-2005, 01:27 PM
~NattyMama~ aka hairy armpitz, aka Brooke...
Boro enthusiast from upstate (but not that far upstate) New York, been fascinated with glass since around 1996... bonafide torch junkie since 2001.

Scott Pernicka
12-29-2005, 07:18 AM
8.5 years now blowing
started in colorado
then Los Osos Ca
just moved to Albany NY

If anyone is in the area let me know

Internal Fire Glass

12-30-2005, 07:28 AM
Just wanted to get a post under my belt....
active duty military for 7 years now....

brand new to the art of glass blowing......lots to learn

live in lakewood, WA but currently deployed to qatar and will be moving to germany once i get back home from this lovely trip :bouncy:

that's it i suppose....

-AJ :stare:

12-31-2005, 01:38 PM
Hey I used to live there. It was for a short time though and I can't even rememver much!

01-03-2006, 06:48 PM
:o: rob gunnin, 34, 10 years on the flame
sup yall from NETN

01-04-2006, 03:23 AM
Welcome, Rob. What's NETN?

01-04-2006, 03:53 AM
North east Tennesse? Its Tennesse Jed yo..

01-04-2006, 06:57 PM
Kronk, formerly EZEddy.
Kronk is one of my favorite disney characters.....makes awesome spinach puffs. Dumb, but in the end finds his way and contributes to the greater good.

Pittsburgh area.

Glass since 2002

01-09-2006, 08:55 AM
Hi, my name is Mike, i've only been on the torch for a few weeks now, but have been studying it for about a year, totaly hooked. If there is anyone in Asheville, NC who would like to take on an apprentice, don't have much money, but can help out w/pets, i am a vet tech by trade and work in an emergency hostital. this site is great keep up the good work!!


01-10-2006, 09:59 PM
hey i guess we never saw this thread before.....jeff and cristi, depending on whose night it is on the torch, only been at it for about 4 or 5 mo. lovin it thoug i (cristi) am an artist who was never satisfied with any medium until i started to learn this. jeff never knew he was an artist, until now. we have 2 kids that r cute as hell...one of us is from texas and the other from pittsburgh. were stuck in pittsburgh for now, been all around.

01-14-2006, 04:08 AM
I am Travis. Been working glass 8 years. I live in Palo Alto, CA. 27 years old and I got a 7 year old little girl. She'll problably be the best lampworker in the world when she grows up. If all goes as planned. Right!

Send me your money! Suicidal! Got that stuck in my head.

01-14-2006, 11:55 AM
Lang here, north of everett washington, doing and doing and doing it well for 2+ years....love melting stuff

01-14-2006, 11:59 AM
Travis has the "flow".....check his stuff out..you wont regret it.....Jeff n christy are the coolest...check em out they in an armpit...ewwwwwwww

01-19-2006, 02:40 PM
From the Flames here.Somehow made it to 50. New to the torch, about 6 mos, but hooked hard. AKA mewitchwoman, been in western Maine for 6 years. Oh Joy. More snow.

01-24-2006, 12:18 AM
Hi everyone:

I'm new to lampwork I carve ostrich eggs and do stained glass work so this is something I have thought a lot about learning and incorporating into my existing art techniques. Wow... I'm like a kid in a candy store lol. Can't wait to learn all I can about this.


01-24-2006, 04:29 PM
ContemporaryKid: My name is Jeramy and I live in Charleston Illinois. I have been doing glass, flat and hot for about a year and a half. I got started in this because of a motorcycle wreck left me without the use of my left wrist. It cannot move at all. I am 26 years old and plan on never to stop doing glass. I frequint the marble shows and some local art fairs. I have a partner in crime and her name is Delilah Davis. We are not related or together in anyway except for business. We are just realy good friends. Useally good times follow us around and everyone around us. If anyone went to Sistersville last year you already know that we bring it to the party and the party brings it back to us. If I had a quote for you out there it would be this: "You never stop learning till your dead"

Evan O.
01-25-2006, 06:49 PM
Evan O. here. I haven't started yet but I have been researching for about a 9 months now and am looking forward to getting my flame on.

01-26-2006, 06:17 PM
Spider - much easier than my old german name - 25 years lampworking, & some casting & coldworking. Rasmussen was over at Gharidelli Square,San Francisco -& Good old Merlin and his dad - but I was more intrigued with what Frabel & the Hoopers were doing. Going beyond the gift shop standards. Marvin Lipofsky (Sp?) at CCAC & my good friend Latchezar Boyadiev really added to the excitement working with glass in Nor Cal.

01-27-2006, 03:13 PM
Shoobs aka quebster the white webster aka chocolate taco kisses aka hippy in hiding
been torchin for about 8 years burnin up Clemson, SC for a year now and lovin the small town vibe.


02-02-2006, 08:53 AM

I'm 40, have 15 years exp. in neon, 3 glass blowing, 1 yr on torch. My hot shop will be completed soon! Look out world!

Great forum, lots of talent. Keep it hot.

02-03-2006, 10:17 AM
yo....1/2 the citizen

02-07-2006, 12:48 PM
robert anthony on the torch for 8 months hard core live in Canton CT

02-08-2006, 06:34 PM
Jared here.. aka... sunburndaydreamglass... Boro, just started... 6 months torch time.. Plan to be doing this a long time...... Peace!!!

02-09-2006, 02:45 PM
I'm JC. I've been working soft glass for about 4 years. Last fall up bought myself a Barracuda and now I play with boro, too. But beads are still my living. I live in Wisconsin. I hate it here. This year I'm moving to Costa Rica where I'm gonna set up shop. A big shop.

02-09-2006, 11:45 PM
Kenny AKA Richard "Dick" Head im From Salt lake city Utah, No im not mormon!!! Been glassblowing for bout 11 months constantly. Owner of a glassshop and about to launch a new website so look forward to that. I run 3 carlisle cc + and am about to purchase a litton lathe. i hope to share any info to anyone who needs help and hope to find a lot of interesting stuff here. do alot of I/O and wig wag reversals. I Really appreciate all the ppl who make this site run and all the ppl who put forth the energy to realize that this is a dope ass web site and i hope to c good things come out of it so whoever u r that runs this site I just want to say thanks!!!! :flame: :flame: :flame:

02-20-2006, 08:25 PM
scotty a.k.a. otty, djotty,homer simpson, skooter mac grutter
working glass since '99
uses carlisle cc, even though most of the people poop on them on the gldg
aim kiln
hotel engineering by day glass blower by whenever i can
mainly pipe maker but trying to get in to sculpture,so if anyone wants to help....
location:saint petersburg fla where no one blows glass
wish that i was out west,shipping is killing me

02-22-2006, 05:44 PM
Scott 23 Years Old Behind The Flame For 5 Months Part Time. From Manchester Connecticut. Having Fun Playing Part Time But Eager To Get Better. This Site Rocks. Im Actually Using My Tax Return To Get A Lap Top So I Can Be On Any Where. My Boss Would Probably Crap If He Knew How Much Im On Here.

02-23-2006, 12:07 AM
waz up! ben blowin this glass for about 6 years now and cant put it down! 2 kids and a wife that i love more than anything! got my shop in fort collins colorado and a big one at that! not bad for living on the streets for 8 years before the glass hit me! down to earth and mellow mannered type of guy. just want to make a better name for myself in this wonderful little game of peon or king we call life.

02-27-2006, 09:06 AM
Wow its been awhile since I've been on....But im back!! My name is Kevin W. Ive been been addicted to glass going on 5 yrs . I live in Redmond,Or but started blowing in Southern Oregon

03-01-2006, 10:42 AM
Hey All, Ray here in Ann Arbor,MI. I've been bit by the boro bug big time. Just been on the torch for a couple of months but have wanted to for years. I'm a physician assistant by day and getting my studio built by night. This is a great site! Thanks Misha and all posters.

03-01-2006, 10:54 PM
Hey all, drew from toledo, OH here. ive basically been a lurker for the past 3-4 years or so on the ez and now here. ive got a few years of off and on torch time, but i started a couple of years before that with soft glass, and am currently an assistant in a hot shop. i dont have a space right now, and as glass isnt like riding a bike, i keep having to sort of re-learn some things when i go back. its not like its a chore or anything tho. It looks like i'll have a studio space around may, and im going to be living either there or here :)

its good to see this place still up and running after 'the cataclysm'. its definately the best resource for glassblowers on the internet when combined with glassartists.org.

anyway, glad to be back.


03-09-2006, 10:29 PM
Hello, I'm Emily in Fresno California. I've just been doing lampwork for one month but I've been making bead jewelry for years. I'm very excited about this new hobby and I hope I can pick up some advice here.

03-09-2006, 11:49 PM
Auburn Indiana
29 ill be 30 on july 5th of 2006 weeeeeeeeeee
Been working hot glass since 1998 / 1999
been working at the torch since march of 2002
mostly work boro do some soft glass.
Make mostly beads but am getting into mlbs too a bit
have 3 cats and 2 dogs living with me full time with the BF
I work on a Cheetah...and love it :)

03-10-2006, 12:19 AM
Hey there,
My name is Kevin. My wife and I started lampworking nine years ago this month. She quit for a while (2 kids, a new job, burnt out, etc.) but is feeling it again enough that I'm putting a workspace back together for her so she can stop using mine! We are self-taught out of the out of print John Burton book--don't know who he is?--shame on you!) B/c of that, we mixed our own color from oxides for the last eight years. Just a year ago I finally broke down and bought some other color--now I only mix a few colors that I can't buy anywhere. Due to monetary concerns, I was stuck making straight prodo (though it is very different from most other folks, due to my retarded habits from being self-taught and due to the above-mentioned color mixing) for all this time, but things have been changing and I'm branching into more creative work. I'm stoked that I found this group, it's had a very positive and inspirational impact on me!

03-12-2006, 09:55 AM
hey, whats up everyone.my name is ryan,im 20 and i hail outta las vegas nevada.the good ol city of sin.ive been interested in lampworking for a couple of years now but just got t he studio built so now i get to learn this addicitive art medium..my friend adrian is gonna be learning to blow glass along side me. i very much appriciate this site and the knowledge that is shared by everyone. i thank all of you.

03-16-2006, 07:02 AM
Hi All, I'm Char! Been working in glass for 29 yrs, fulltime now for about 25. Ahh... so that makes me me how old? Flat first, then warmer... kiln, torch and a little off hand blowing. I guess I like it Hot. Studio's up in Northwest Illinois, but I now live in Iowa (go figure). Work mostly kilnfired glass but manage to sneak in enough time on the torch. Co-illustrated Cindy's first b/w bead book and have stuff in her other 2 books too. Taught at Hoys when he first got into the fused. Glad to have enough time now to spend time with the group, now that I've registered and stopped hiding in the shadows. Great Work Guys!

03-16-2006, 08:01 AM
Hi I never bothered with this thread. I am baylie. I like fire, makin babies, eatin' good food, brewin' good beer....you know I'm a glassblower...

Slutty Glass
03-21-2006, 11:06 AM
Hey my name is Joey Im 20 years old and live in Rochester, ny. Mostly a pipe/pendant maker but always love to get out of my comfort zone. Been on the torch fulltime for less than a year but loving every min of it.

Fire on the mountain
03-21-2006, 11:18 AM
whats up slut! good to see you on here bro

03-21-2006, 11:55 AM
kenneth l cranor
on the tourch since 2001
live in NC blueridge mt with wife and 3 children. :D

03-22-2006, 10:04 AM
Maine glass represent. Im Charles from Jay Maine. Ive been working with glass for about 5 years. I mainly make pipes but am starting to get in to the widw world of marble making.

dragon fire
03-22-2006, 10:25 AM
Adam 30 y/o, procurement transplant coordinator ( organ donation and transplantion), live in Los Angeles and I have been torching for almost 2 years

03-23-2006, 09:49 PM
Joshuah Justice

At the first pipestock!!!!.....HEY Tom, bosco, nodge, smutboy, christian(and everybody else).. how are ya! my sig is on the back of your purple shops doors tom!!. blowing for 9 yrs.... machinist..... horticulturalist......friend...neighbor....teacher ...lover... GLAD to find this forum again.... Lost it for some years now..... just want to say thanks to bosco and tom for a LOT! would love some links to the original pipestock pics tom!
thanks to you all for your love for the art!
Josh Justice
P.S. I still have my original golden ticket Mr. Wonka

Skye Perry
03-27-2006, 07:57 PM
Hey i'm Skye been blowing for 5 years consistanly i enjoy making marbles and bubblers hate production but it pays the bills .I got 2 bearded dragons ,1 blue tongue skink ,3 fire bellie toads ,1 red tailed boa (6 feet) ,a staffordshire terrior and a loving fiensay who enjoys glass as much as i do .

04-01-2006, 12:50 PM
whats up all. i figured my first post would be an intro. lets see, every one calls me Moore, im 22 and my home town is in northern VT. i am brand new to glass although i have wanted to get into it for years. hopefully i can gain some useful skills here. oh is there any place i should check out on the forum that may be a little hidden? thanks for the help

04-01-2006, 02:40 PM
Hey, I'm Jason living in Portland. Been working a torch for about five years now.

04-03-2006, 06:03 PM
I'm Matt, been using a torch for a couple months. 17, live in NC, took some classes last summer. Hope to take some classes at a studio thats opening up near here.

04-04-2006, 01:23 PM
Photographer,like what i see, want to convey to everyone the what glass really is, starting out in this field.will be around. see you there!

04-05-2006, 11:34 AM
Hello peoples, my name Pete & I live in southeastern Pennsylvania. I am a SCC grad, a scientific & artistic worker, & a grateful observer of this glass evolution. Gotta love it!
Represent :mime1:

04-08-2006, 01:47 AM
Hola Y'all,

My name is Charles Henderson, I live in Roswell, NM, and have only been on the torch for about a month. I am pleased with my progress, but all my stuff is pretty pathetic so far. I, however, will not be giving up. So, you all in the glass world will someday know who I am. Hopefully because of my work.

There is only one glass studio in town, and I don't really click with the owner. If there is anyone closer than Albuquerque or Las Cruces, PLEASE let me know. I need to make some friends in the glass world.

When I was 7 or 8 I saw a guy doing glass sculpture at the county fair and watched him for hours. Most of my life I have been heavy into custom cars (not ricers), but recently my health broke (bad arthritis, fibromyalgia, & other issues), so I have had to give up that dream because my body just can't take it. :depressed However, that has been the catalyst that has brought me to glass. I have wanted to get into it for a very long time, but cars always took priority and lots of $$$$.

Hmm, sorry, I tend to ramble,



mike miller
04-17-2006, 09:09 PM
mikey miller been on the torch since 2001 learned n olympia but im temp. livin in milwaukee . im not 2 sure how this site works yet

04-17-2006, 09:51 PM
Mike Miller. Wow that is too weird. My partner and I just where hanging with a friend of ours that we haven't hung out with in a while. His name is Mike Miller to! but in NY and he don't work with glass.
But thats freaky that I run in to him tonight and then see some one with his same name here. Thats kind of cool.