Bill Futer Glass
Who doesn’t like to play with fire? I started in craft work with blacksmithing. The physical nature of manipulating metal is very satisfying, but there is a price. It seems I over did it and hurt my elbow. Soon I found flameworking filled my need for fire and a new passion was born. I use an oxy/propane torch to melt rods of glass to make fun things. I started around 2007 by taking a beginners class at Carlisle School of Glass Art. I started hanging around the flame shop and, when they had an opening for volunteers, I was lucky enough to be asked to step in.
I mainly make pendants and marbles and other trinkets when I feel like experimenting. I work with borosilicate glass rods or tubes. I also get nice responses from my frog or elephant shaped items. I have been volunteering at WheatonArts for 10 years now. the atmosphere helps me to be creative.