Monday, January 04, 2010

A Shout Out to Lampworkers

The community of lampworkers/flameworkers/torchworkers - call us what you will - is small, but closely knit. We need to be - an artist's life is a perpetual gamble against extremely long odds.

In this case - Michelle Goldstein.

Read this post - and see if you can do anything to help.


  1. Dwyn, I'm sitting here in front of this not knowing what to do next. I just posted something in my blog for fundraising for the AGLF. At the same time I don't know how much longer I'm going to have a job. I very much appreciate you taking time to ask for help for a friend - at the same time when I just asked for help for lampworking friends, but in a different perspective and area.

    I love you doing this. We all have to stick together.

  2. What you do, is you do what you can, to the best of your ability and circumstance. That's all we CAN do.

    FWIW, I think that Science is as important as Art; science makes living possible, art makes it worthwhile. I'm saddened by your loss of funding - I hope it works out well for you and all concerned.

    For anyone interested in the AGLF (Artisans' and Glassworkers' Legal Fund) - you can read about it on