Video Transcript

John:               

We are here with Eusheen at DFO in Eugene, Oregon.  Eusheen, what have you enjoyed about DFO and is this your first time here?

Eusheen:         

Actually, I've been here for every DFO.  I competed the first two years, and the last three years I've just been hanging out.  I do a demonstration pretty much usually every year.  Last night I did a demo.  It was really fun.  I just like being here.  The whole community connects here.  Everyone gets together and shares techniques and knowledge and ideas and everything.  Color companies bring all their new colors.  They always have a really good lineup of artists competing.  Every year they switch it up a little bit.  It's really, in my opinion, the best flame-off of all the flame-offs.  First year it was amazing, and every year it gets better.  It's a very special competition, if you want to call it a competition, but it's more like a gathering, is how I would describe it.  It's like a festival of glassblowing. 

John:             

Yeah, the vibe is great.  What was your focus last night in your demo?

Eusheen:         

I made a milli.  We had a lot of technical difficulties so I didn't have a lot of time.  I ended up making a little pendant.  This is it right here.  It's with a milli that I had.  I just banged it out quick.  I wanted to at least put something away in the box because everyone was having trouble getting something finished in the kiln because the kiln wasn't even up to temperature.  The power went out twice.  Anyways, never mind that stuff.  It was a little rough.  Every time is different.                

One year I did a demo here and I worked all day long.  I worked from like 10 in the morning until like 10 at night, and I made a whole piece because no one else really wanted to demo, so they were just like, "Keep going, keep going." I was like, "Okay, I'll just keep going." People really liked it.  It was fun for me, too.  I kind of needed to sell some work at the time so it was great for me because I could sell that piece.  Then it made my DFO experience even better because I could bring some of the DFO love back home afterwards.

That's part of the thing here, too, is a lot collectors come here with money and they're ready to buy the newest pieces.  Everybody brings their finest, craziest, newest pieces out here to show them off.  It's really what it's all about.  Oh, I got to make a really sick piece for DFO.  Everyone's thinking that and bringing out the best that they have. 

John:              

Yeah, it's awesome.  There's a lot of creativity here for sure.  We do have some of your pieces at The Cupboard in Cincinnati and you can look for those there.  Thank you very much, Eusheen. 

Eusheen:         

You're welcome.  Thank you, guys. 

JOHN            

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