Glassact gets underway on Saturday

Published on Thu, May 5, 2005
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Glass act gets
underway on Saturday

Eleven glass artists from the region, many of them from Blaine, will have a showing of their work at the Bellingham Cruise Terminal in Fairhaven beginning this Saturday, May 7.

“It’s a great place to display glass,” said Rhonda Bresnan of Blaine, who works with ‘cold’ or stained glass, “because they’re going to hang the pieces so they’re lit by the big windows that look out on to the bay.”

Besides Bresnan, artists include Alison Brubaker, who works with blown or ‘hot’ glass, retired research scientist Ron Boat of Birch Bay, Blaine native Karla Eames, now of Bellingham, Jewels Durham of Ferndale, who has studied extensively at Dale Chihuly’s Pilchuck Glass School, Art Hohl of Vitreous Visions Studio on Lummi Island, Sharon Swanson of Custer, lantern maker Pamela Lavers of Custer, Laurie Beeman of S & L Products of Alger, Leslie Masters of La Conner who creates pieces from little pieces of glass applied in layers and then fires them in a kiln, and sandblaster Lori Nelson-Clonts of Blast It Glass in Deming.

“The hot glass pieces will be on display in special housings just inside the terminal,” said Bresnan, “and then for the others you walk to the far end of the main floor.” The pieces near the door will be lit from underneath, Bresnan said. The show runs through June 4.