A large, well established, Canadian lumber camp advertised that they were looking for a good lumberjack. The very next day, a skinny little guy showed up at the camp with his axe, and knocked on the head lumberjacks' door. The head lumberjack took one look at the little man and told him to scram.
"Just give me a chance to show you what I can do," said the skinny man.
"Okay, see that giant redwood over there?" said the lumberjack.
"Take your axe and go cut it down!"
The skinny man headed for the tree, and in five minutes he was back knocking on the lumberjack's door. "I cut the tree down," said the little man.
The lumberjack couldn't believe his eyes and said, "Where did you get the skill to chop down trees like that?"
"In the Sahara Forest," replied the puny man.
"You mean the Sahara Desert," said the lumberjack.
The little man laughed and answered back...
"Oh sure, that's what they call it now!
Starting at 9:30am, we will have many of the finished pieces in our inventory on sale at ridiculously low prices. Need a lamp for the cottage or basement? A gift for somebody's teacher? Wedding gift and no time to make something yourself? Then come pick one up for next to nothing! All are "as-is". There will be some panels, suncatchers, boxes and patio stones as well. With all of the construction around the store, we have run out of room to properly display everything we've made.
Stained Glass Stuff is pleased to be the first Canadian stop on the Glowing Panes Studio Tour of Eastern Canada. Drop by to meet the wacky crew from our favourite glass store in Toronto. Hear what trip they have planned for next year. Here's a hint, it's somewhere hot! They have traveled in the past to Seattle & Portland, Chicago, and around New York State.
October 3rd to 19th, 2008.
Lee Reynolds is the 20 year old son of Gil & Carmen Reynolds, the organizers of Hot Glass Horizons. Last fall, Lee developed a serious heart condition that required him to have a heart transplant. He finally got a new heart on March 31st, 2008. In an effort to keep his spirits up during the entire ordeal, Lee was promised a new puppy. To help offset the high medical costs of such an ordeal, the warm glass community has gotten together with an online auction. The list of glass artists and companies who have donated works of art and materials is extensive. Please take some time to check at the website listed above and support a great cause by bidding on whatever catches your eye.
October 1st to 4th, 2008, Portland, Oregon
There are still lots of classes open. If you can get a last minute deal, or go on points, this show is a lot of fun to attend and Portland is a city full of glass galleries, studios and factories.
April 1st to 5th, 2009, Las Vegas, Nevada
Their website's class listing should be up at the start of November, so watch it carefully to sign up early.
Last year there were over 90 instructors teaching more than 200 classes. The Exhibit Hall is like an episode of Indiana Jones, treasures everywhere!