hi everyone, time for a quick update i think!… griet and i have been working like crazy toΒ  get the first classes running smoothly and with the thousand and 2 things you need to arrange here on murano to hold classes!… πŸ˜‰

the support from vetrofond and everyone else has been brilliant, and our first factory tour yesterday was such a highlight that i am literally sifting through hundreds of pics to try and post some that give just a taste of the fund we had.. one of the collest things was watching a guy make a “ferrari” style rearing horse from a punty of clear in 55 seconds, start to finish – and just keep making them… he had a box full and was just cranking them out, while smoking a cigarette and smiling at the ladies taking his picture…

diana’s classes were just awesome, and she also spent a few days int he studio just ehlping people, making beads and generally being the great ambassoder she always is.. she is walking mile’s every day – but is looking great, eating like a horse and wearing more layers than shrek and his “onion” analogy!! πŸ˜‰

pati is teaching from today, and her and jon gave a quick demo a few days ago when they popped into the studio – i am just speechless about how much skill it takes to walk into a studio, sit down and make world class art just like that… they are both wanting to come to teach in belgium too – so we will be having boro AND soft glass classes next!…

we have seen mike and corina around this morning – so they are out and about.. i think diana has gone with them to visit some of the studio’s today so i’ll get some feedback on that later.. avril and co have been buying carlo donna out of his stocks and are planning another raid later – and we just have tons of things that seem to spontaneously “happne” when you have a great group of bead makers hanging out in the home of glass – you couldn’t plan for these things if you tried!!

sarah and indie are flying in as i type this, and loads more of you are due in the next week or so – so here’s to fun in the sun, and more glassy goings on!

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