Northern Branch Officers
Chairman - Dawn Douglas
Secretary - Sandra Snaddon
Treasurer - Pat Gauntlett
The Northern Branch will be holding an exhibition at Bowes Museum, Co Durham from Saturday 30 July - Sunday 9 October 2016.
We all gathered at 11.00 on the 28 November for our Christmas meeting. The formal meeting took place and then we stopped for lunch, which was bountiful as normal.
After lunch Sandra gave three short slide shows the first was of new designs on glass for members to comment on, then one of the earliest photos of members glass that she had, it made for interesting observations on the standard of work and designs. The last slideshow was of branch group photos from 2006. It was interesting to see all the members from way back and it was decided that we would produce a booklet of group photos from earlier than 2006, with members letting Sandra have any group photos that they had before digital images came on the scene.
We had a tea break and all members placed their votes for the design competition - Heavenly Bodies (Angels, stars, cherubs etc. Brian won with his design. Whilst members were drinking their tea, Sandra gave them a short branch quiz that Jim had prepared, Pat got all the questions right and so won the prize.
We ended the day with comments on glass that had been brought. Debbie had brought in a lovely large vase with poppies on it, Sandra stated that Debbie had improved dramatically since the last workshop. Junko brought in a practice glass which she had engraved with copper wheel, the cuts were precise and clean and well engraved. The meeting closed at 4pm after a very interesting and enjoyable day.
Our next meetings are:
19 March - AGM - Copper wheel engraving
18 June - Review of exhibition entries
We always welcome visitors to our branch meetings, which are usually held in Patrick Brompton Church Hall, Nr Bedale from 11.00 - 4pm.
Contact: Sandra Snaddon
Tel: 01748 812062