Dr. Laura Schlessinger, your artist in residence for this
Operation Family Fund Boutique, has been helping people
be and do better in their lives for almost four decades on radio.
She is happily nestled in at SiriusXM 109 and enjoying the ability
to be heard live across the country (and any time you want on
Dr. Laura (as she started to be called at the beginning of her
on-air career by folks who gave up on pronouncing "Schlessinger")
has always been involved in working for various charities,
especially those having to do with children and military veterans.
She became very committed to Operation Family Fund (operationfamilyfund.org)
when she learned that they give 100% of donations directly to the
families of severely injured military. Between selling her
personally handcrafted jewelry online, and various public
appearances (most notably her "Birthday Dance Bashes") she raised
almost two million dollars for OFF.
Here she goes again! One thing about Dr. Laura that amazes
all of us is that she is constantly on the prowl to learn new
things: weaving, hand-knitting, polymer clay, wire wrapping, and
most recently, fine silver metal clay and glass arts. She owns four
kilns for glass and one for the silver metal clay. She is
particularly enthralled with glass arts. This boutique is the recipient of her passion and hard work. She has been
working most of this year to learn and produce lovely glass art
(bowls, platters, clocks, etc.) and to make fine silver jewelry. We
are very excited to present her work with the goal of helping the
families of our severely injured military.
Dr. Laura wants to show deep appreciation for the companies and
people who helped her make this all possible:
BLINDS.COM has given a generous donation to Operation Family Fund.
DELPHI GLASS (Lisa Parks) provided a generous amount of
PACIFIC ARTGLASS provided a generous amount of
beautiful art glass.
RIO GRANDE provided a generous amount cubic zirconia that are kiln-safe and to be used with silver clay jewelry pieces.
CREATIVE PARADISE (Stephanie O'Toole) donated wonderful
COLOUR DE VERRE provided casting molds for 3-dimensional glass accent pieces.
JUBILEE CREATIVE (Ann L. Klos) provided casting molds for 3-dimensional glass accent pieces.
ART CLAY WORLD, USA (Jackie Truty) provided a generous amount of high quality silver clay.
UROBOROS provided a generous amount of
beautiful art glass.
SLUMPYS has provided fascinating molds for
COATINGS BY SANDBERG (Howard Sandberg) sent incredibly
gorgeous dichroic glass.
COVINGTON ENGINEERING (Dan Drouault) personally delivered a
glass saw and wet sander.
GEMINI SAW CO. provided a Taurus 3 Saw, revolution stand, dichroic blade, and separating blade.
SKUTT KILNS & POTTERY WHEELS provided a HUGE kiln.
PARAGON KILNS (Shelia Collins) provided two kilns at cost.
METAL CLAY SUPPLY provided beautiful kiln-safe CZs and texture mats for silver pendants.
AAE GLASS (Mark Veit) provided enamel decal sheets and silver pendant settings.
CORINNE BALDASSANO donated Bullseye glass.
MELROSE NAMEPLATE & LABEL absorbed the set-up costs.
DESIGNS BY JA9 (Janine Stillman) provided instruction, support, and beautiful glass.