Mixers & Member Spotlight

The Chamber holds mixers on the 2nd Wednesday of each month.  They are held around our region with our members.  This is a great opportunity to mix and mingle.  If you are a current member, please join us.  Not a member yet?  We invite you to join us at a mixer and get to know our members and what we can do for you.

"Member Spotlight Recognition Program". We will pick 1 winner every month. Bring your business cards and Chamber Members and their employees who attend chamber events, mixers and educational series will be eligible to win a free member spotlight featuring your business. Your business will be recognized in our newsletter, website, Facebook page and in our Chamber Corner in The Vermont Journal/Shopper the 3rd week of the month. 
The winner will be drawn at the monthly mixers. 

"May" Member Spotlight"

 

“I work in the medium of glass and specialize in torchwork design and application. Using hand-pulled canes of glass made specifically for each design, and a hand-held oxy-propane torch, I melt and shape the tips of the glass canes and apply them to the glass form being created, to achieve the desired design. It is best described as ‘Painting with Glass.’ After the decoration is complete, all of my work is hand shaped with wet newspaper. I like to get as close to the glass as possible and using newspaper allows me to feel how the glass is moving with my hand. Some of the pieces are formed into paperweights, others blown into various vessels. Design ideas come from the beauty I find in Nature, as well as from family, friends, and studio visitors. When designing a piece, I try to allow the decoration or floral pattern dictate the form of the piece so as to provide harmony between the two. The torchwork process is intensive; all of my work is done ‘on the pipe’ and once started, a piece demands concentration and attention to detail and form through to the end. Almost all of my work incorporates some aspect of the torchwork process.  The pieces vary in length of time to create, from ten minutes to almost three hours.

After spending almost twelve years at two renowned glass studios, with unique, but very different styles of glassblowing, I returned home to New England and started Sherwin Art Glass to allow my own style and creativity to flourish. Having a wonderful, supportive and loving network of family and friends in my life allows me to focus on this exciting stage in my career. My goal is to bring the creative and technical aspects of torchwork design and application together with the freedom and elegance of hand-shaped forms to create harmonious, high quality, collectible pieces of glass art."

 

 
Looking Ahead 2017 - 2018
Upcoming Mixer Schedule-2nd Wednesday of each month, 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm, unless otherwise noted.
 
 
December - Saxtons River Inn, 27 Main St. Saxtons River, VT 05154 Sponsored by: Cota & Cota "Gift of Warmth" Thursday, December 7, 2017
January - NO MIXER THIS MONTH
February 7, 2018- Hosted by: Westminster Fit Body Boot Camp at Westminster Fit Body Boot Camp, 5983 US Route 5. Westminster, VT 05158
March 14, 2018 - Hosted by: United Church of Bellows Fallsat United Church of Bellows Falls, 8 School St. Bellows Falls, VT 05101
April 19,2018 - Annual Dinner
May 9, 2018 - Hosted by: RAMP and Co-Hosted by: Flat Iron Exchange at Flat Iron Exchange, 51 The Square Bellows Falls, VT 05101
June 27, 2018 - Hosted by: Brattleboro Development Credit Corporation and will be held at the Waypoint Center in Bellows Falls, VT
July - 
August - 
September 12, 2018 - Hosted by: R.H. Thackston & Company at R.H. Thackston & Company, 61 The Square suite 101 Bellows Falls, VT 05101
October 8, 2017 Columbus Day - Hosted by: Charlie Jarras at Rockingham Hill Farm 34 Meeting House Road, Rockingham, VT 05101
November 14, 2018 - Hosted by:  Savings Bank of Walpole at  Savings Bank of Walpole
December - Holiday Mixer
 

If you would like to signup to host a Chamber mixer please contact the Chamber (802) 463-4280 or info@gfrcc.org.