karen and jason at pilchuck session 1 2012

for those of you who dont know karen willenbrink-johnsen and jasen johnsen, they are regulars here at pilchuck glass school and they always bring a fun time and extremely beautiful glass work! during session 1 they taught a glass sculpting class in the hot shop and demonstrated their work making flowers, owls, dogs, birds, guitars, and a collaborative piece with 10 other glass artists making a carousel. for the fun part of the session, karen set up a volleyball tournament, a disco themed party, a dunk tank and a raffle to pay for all the party necessities. i was lucky enough to win a hot sculpted glass leopard valued at way more than my $30 in raffle tickets!