@jkellyglass and @ajmangermilli
These two artists have a combined experience of 57 years on the torch. JKelly specializes in millifiori work and fuming and AJ specializes in murrine.
@stephen_boehme and @converion_glass
This father and son team have a combined 23 years of torch experience. Stephen specializes in murrine with extreme intricate detail and Conversion works more with cane work, encalmos, and sculpting.
@strobelglass and @puntington
A teacher and student reunite putting their combined 46 years of knowledge and experience to the challenge. Strobel specializes in murrine and Puntington creates animation from murrine and stringer drawings.
Rigdiculously Small– (3 hours) We are looking for the world’s smallest rig. NOT SOLID. Standard prep rules apply.
Opalicious – (3 hours) Use the “Dopals Opals” opal C provided on a functional piece. These pieces will be tested and judged for their functionality as well as presentation. Standard prep rules apply (plus opal “C” you will receive at the show).
Yin vs. Yang – (3 hours) dark vs. light, night vs. day, winter vs. summer, etc. Make a piece that emphasizes balance in one way or another. Standard prep rules apply.
Gold n Dreams – (3 hours) Create a piece where gold fume is the focal point, something buyers will dream of owning. Standard prep rules apply.
Buddies– (7 hours) 2 are better than one!(2 person collab)You and a teammate of your choice will be able to bring a 6×6 box of any pre-made elements they wish. No theme necessary. One box per team, the box must fully close (nothing can be exposed). Otherwise standard prep rules apply. ( Please confirm your teammates availability before signing up).
In 20 min time– (20 min heats) What can you make out of your mystery bag in 20 min time? Inspired by the EGS Glass Challenge: Competitors are allowed 3 tools to start, they will receive a bag of assorted glass and have 3 min to decide what to do with it. All competitors will be on National hand torches we will provide for them. These pieces will not be annealed and will be judged immediately upon that heats conclusion. There will be multiple heats leading to a final round towards the end of the third day. (This game does not count towards the 3 game limit).
Venetian – (3 hours) Look it up… Translate Venetian style into a functional piece. Standard prep rules apply.
ROYGBIV – (3 hours) Games 1-7= ROYGBIV, what is ROYGBIV? Red, Orange, Yellow, Green, Blue, Indigo, and Violet makes a rainbow. Incorporate the rainbow into your piece. Standard prep rules apply.
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