Friday, September 19, 2008

Girls Blow Glass for Charity!

OK, yes, I've been a slacker blogger, but it was for a good cause: I've been working on a story for The Flow magazine, about the Female Flame Off. If you're anywhere near Berkeley, California during October 31-November 2, 2008, head on over to Revere Glass School and catch some of the red-hot action at this free-to-the-public event.

In its third year, the Female Flame Off is an international group of women glass artists who gather to compete and raise money for charity. This year's beneficiary is the Revolutionary Association of the Women of Afghanistan (RAWA) Glass artist Roze Chikiar originated the event, which just keeps getting better and better each year.

Categories for this year's Flame Off include Functional Sculpture, Wearables, Mystery Box, and Guys Blow in Drag (dress, shoes, and cleavage are mandatory; wig and makeup are optional).

It's not too late to get involved with The Female Flame Off as a participant, volunteer, sponsor, or vendor. To learn more, check it out at


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