I participated last week in the Marshall Bridge welding workshop in Kennett Square, PA. It was a week of rusty steel, hot, noisy & dirty equipment, and lots of sparks (and one little fire!) and I loved every minute of it! The workshop took place along a river in the ruins of an old dairy barn. The setting was beautiful, the class instructors and participants, including acclaimed sculptor Stan Smokler, were inspiring and generous. But gaining the confidence to use an entirely new set of tools and to construct pieces with found objects was the best part. Once I got comfortable with the tools, I started to envision the finished piece and, most of the time, was thinking of how I could incoporate glass into it. In the two days since I've been home, I've already added glass into my first project-- a somewhat alien-looking flower with two rotating sections. I have a few others that "need" glass and I will post pictures of them as I complete them. I hope to be able to continue welding as I love the combination of the glass and metal-- so if you are a welder in Central NJ, send me a message!