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New England Chapter, ISGB meeting
Sunday, September 24, 2017
1:00 to 4:00 PM

JMB Glass
119 Hescock Rd, Brattleboro VT 05301


The New England Chapter of the ISGB is pleased to announce their fall meeting with a demo by Marta Bernbaum!  In addition to the meeting with demo, Marta has graciously arranged for anyone who would like to visit the Bead Museum at Beadniks, 115 Main Street in Brattleboro at 11:30 AM.  The collection dates back to 10,000 BC and spans every continent on earth.  This is a rare treat, hosted by owner, Brian Robertshaw, who only opens the museum by appointment.  Marta says that there is an awesome sandwich and salad restaurant next door for anyone who cares to grab lunch before heading to her studio.

The meeting will begin at 1:00, and there will be time to socialize, share tips and tricks and to discuss any upcoming events that might be of interest to the group, followed by the demo.   Marta will be using Borosilicate glass to create a sculptural flower.

We welcome guests at our meetings and demos.  There is a guest fee of $8.00, which can be applied toward membership.


For the last few years I have been an artist in transition. Once having the time and space to study lines with intention and the meditational aspect of both glass and enamel painting, I have transitioned to motherhood and finding that in the brief precious time that I have to create, my process is more varied and unpredictable. I am a collector of techniques and enjoy both Borosilicate and soft glasses. My glass work had begun with furnace work at Massachusetts College of Art and now have added the skill diversity of working at the torch. Having a love and knowledge of the material in such varied ways has supported me in my teaching endeavors. I aim to have something in my repertoire that could suit any student’s style or fancy. My work has often had tones of adaptive inquiry from the early botanical references to the more recent self-transformative Japanese blessings and on to the next leg of my transition.”