by Colleen Bryan

When discussing the idea of regional lampworking projects as hothouses for philanthropic events, it became clear that the model guiding such projects is evolving, even in the scant five years since Sean Mueller dreamed up the Colorado Project. Allison Key of the Michigan Glass Project, Craig Lewis of the Armadillo Art Glass Initiative (aka the Initiative), and Nick Deviley of the Glassroots Guild articulate some of what has been learned from their on-the-ground experience.