Past Meeting Announcements

Midwest Section / Northeast Section
Zoom Meeting at Yale University 

March 27th 2021

Yale Chemistry Building

March 27th 2021
9:00-10:30AM CDT (Chicago / Midwest)
10:00-11:30 AM EDT (New York / Northeast)



An online meeting via Zoom
hosted by Daryl Smith head glassblower at Yale University

Daryl Smith head of the glass shop


This is a first time ever joint meeting of the Midwest Section and the Northeast Sections. Our glass host will be Daryl Smith head of the Yale University glass shop. Our emcee for the 90 minute call will be Preston Smith glassblower for Yale University.


After the meeting ends at 11:30  EDT the call will stay open for social and technical conversation. Also the Northeast members will be invited into a breakout room for the NES business meeting. Plan for additional time to participate in these events. 


The following demos and videos are scheduled:
A brief tour of the Yale Campus as you might see it if the meeting were in person.
A tour of the Yale University glass facility followed by time to ask Daryl or Preston questions about the glass shop.

A short video of the glass flower models at the Natural History Museum with discussion about the Glass Lifeforms exhibit coming to the Fuller Craft Museum. Sally Prasch (U of Mass at Amherst) will discuss the video, the exhibit, and take questions on both.

       Sally PRasch

A video demonstration by Patrick De Florio (Yankee Glassblower) of sealing sapphire tubing to borosilicate tubing with no intermediate glasses. Patrick will answer your questions after the video.                Patrick DeFlorio

A video demonstration by Tracy Drier glassblower at U of Wisconsin Madison of materials used and how to make the Wisconsin FireShield hand protector, useful for high temperature situations where you don’t want to wear a bulky insulating glove. Tracy will discuss the materials and process after the video.Tracy Drier

Click here for a downloadable PDF pattern to make your own: PATTERN


♦ Given enough time after the demos, there will be unscripted open-mic technical questions and answers forum. You are welcome to bring your scientific glass questions to the call. Chances are someone has an answer for you.   

♦ After the official conclusion of the meeting, the Northeast Section members will be invited into a breakout room for an NES business meeting. Everyone else is welcome to stay on the call, continue with technical questions and answers or socialize with glassblowing friends.

This is an educational event not a marketing event or a sales opportunity. You will be deleted without warning if you don’t respect this.

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