PAST MEETINGS

Summer 2021 — NEPCA Virtual Meeting

June 13, 2021 - 6:00-7:30pm

Topic: Show and Tell 

on Zoom

Registration is free. Members will receive an email with instructions on how to register. Please send photo(s) of your Show and Tell items to nepca.pres@gmail.com by June 10.

Spring 2020 — NEPCA Meeting

CANCELLED due to the Corona virus

April 25, 2020

Knights of Columbus
John Boyle O' Reilly Council 85
17 Willow Street
Westborough, MA 01581

Note: Registration for the meeting will open in March.

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Saturday afternoon session (1:00 pm to 3:30 pm) is open to the public.

Hotel Accommodations in Westborough:

DoubleTree, 5400 Computer Dr, Westborough  (508) 366-5511

Courtyard by Marriott, 3 Technology Dr, Westborough  (508) 836-4800

Residence Inn by Marriott , 25 Connector Rd, Westborough  (508) 366-7700

Hampton Inn, 15 Connector Rd, Westborough  (508) 329-5570

Sleigh Maker Inn Bed & Breakfast, 87 W Main St, Westborough  (508) 836-5546
Westborough Inn, 4 Boardman St, Westborough  (508) 836-1900

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New England PCA artist and dealer members set up display tables with over 1,000 paperweights, so each meeting is like a mini‐convention. The meeting will also have a show 'n' tell contest with prizes and more. 

October 24, 2020

Cancelled due to Corona Virus

August 29, 2020

Virtual Meeting (on Zoom due to Corona Virus)

Presentations by New England paperweight artists Debbie Tarsitano , Clinton Smith , Melissa Ayotte and Chris Sherwin 

Click to view the artists presentations and studio tours. (on YouTube)

April 25, 2020

Cancelled due to Corona Virus

October 12, 2019

Knights of Columbus
John Boyle O' Reilly Council 85
17 Willow Street
Westborough, MA 01581

 

Speakers:

Damon MacNaught — proprietor of BareGlass, paperweight artist from Silver Point, Tennessee http://dmacnaught.com  His work is in public collections throughout the United States including the Corning Museum and in private collections spanning from the US to New Zealand.

Paul Dunlop — Gave talk about Pantin paperweights. Paul is an author and owner of the Dunlop Collection, https://www.glasspaperweights.com/ a gallery selling paperweights in Statesville, NC.  His publishing house, Papier Presse, prints books on paperweights.

April 6, 2019

Knights of Columbus
John Boyle O' Reilly Council 85
17 Willow Street
Westborough, MA 01581

Speakers:

Craig Deacons — paperweight artist from Crieff, Scotland http://deaconsglass.co.uk/

Dave McDermott — from McDermott Glass Studio in Sandwich, MA. Dave is a well known glass maker.

John Hanley — Clichy paperweights

We shared memories, stories, purchases, etc. of Ben Drabeck, a long time member, former NEPCA president and PCA president.

Fall 2018 — NEPCA Meeting

Saturday October 27 — 9:00am - 3:30pm

Knights of Columbus
John Boyle O' Reilly Council 85
17 Willow Street
Westborough, MA

 

Speakers:

John Hanley — Czech paperweights

Michael Egan — Green Mountain Glassworks in Vermont https://michaeleganglass.com/

Clinton Smith — is a self-taught lampworker who lives and works in the Berkshires did a live demonstration http://www.clintonfsmith.com/

SPRING  2018 — NEPCA Meeting

April 21, 2018

Holiday Inn & Suites Marlborough, 
Marlboro, MA

Saturday October 28 — 9:00am - 3:30pm

Speakers:

John Hanley — Carved / Etched Paperweights and other less common items from Orient and Flume

Wesley Fleming — Flameworked Sculpture  https://www.wesleyfleming.com/

Raj Kommineni — Marbles and Paperweights

 

FALL  2017 — NEPCA Meeting

October 27-28, 2017​

Celebrating Our 40th Anniversary!

Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites Marlborough

Marlboro, MA

A special program focusing on New England artists, collectors, and dealers

Friday October 27 — 3:00pm

Collaborative demonstrations at the Worcester Craft Center’s New Street Glass Studio with NEPCA artists Melissa Ayotte, Chris Sherwin, Clinton Smith, and Debbie Tarsitano.

Celebratory Dinner at the Worcester Club at 6:30pm

Saturday October 28 — 9:00am - 3:30pm

Speakers:

Guest Artists and Speakers — "All in the Family” with artists Melissa and Rick Ayotte, collectors John and Toby Hawley, and dealers Alan and Susie Kaplan discussing their family passions.
Recognizing NEPCAs 40th Anniversary and our founding members

Speaker Debbie Tarsitano speaking on “New Directions”

 

Fall 2016 — NEPCA Meeting

October 29, 2016

Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites Marlborough

Marlboro MA

Speakers:

Guest Artist and Speaker — Jim Lefever— "Size Matters How Size Affects Paperweights"

Speaker — Kirk Nelson — Executive Director, New Bedford Museum of Glass Short Talk: "Paperweight Projects at NBMOG" http://www.nbmog.org/

Guest Artist and Speaker — Clinton Smith — "A Labor of Love"

Spring 2016 — NEPCA Meeting

May 2016

Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites Marlborough

Marlboro MA

Speakers:

Guest Artist and Speaker — David Graeber — "Forging the Future"

Speaker — Allan Port — Short Introductory Talk: "Simple Paperweight Identification"

Speaker — Ben Drabeck — "The Paperweight Collections of Josephine Turner and Hariet Smith"

Fall 2015 — NEPCA Meeting
October 24, 2015
Courtyard by Marriott
Nashua, NH


Speakers:
Guest Speaker — Alan Kaplan — "One Hundred of the Finest Antique Paperweights"
Guest Artist and Speaker — Melissa Ayotte — "A New Vision"
Charles Kaziun Blue Overlay Pedestal Rose


Spring 2015 — NEPCA Meeting
April 18, 2015
Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites Marlborough
Marlboro MA


Speakers:
Guest Speaker — Harvey Robinson — "My Love Affair with Paperweights"
Guest Speakers — Ben Drabeck and Charles Kaziun III — "Revisiting Charles Kaziun Jr"
Blue Springtime Paperweight – Colin Richardson


Fall 2014 — NEPCA Meeting
October 25, 2014
Holiday Inn Mansfield/Foxborough
Mansfield MA


Speakers:
Guest Artist and Speaker — Ed Poore — "The Paperweight Within – Rescue of damaged beauties"
Guest Artist and Speaker — Colin Richardson — "It's Not Just Pretty – Why design matters"
Various sized Megaplanet Paperweights by Josh Simpson (Photo credit: Tommy Elder)


Spring 2014 — NEPCA Meeting
April 26, 2014
Courtyard Marriott
Hadley MA


Speakers:
Guest Artist and Speaker — Josh Simpson — "How to Keep Your Glass From Exploding! Valium and the Technical Underpinnings of a Paperweight Maker"
Speaker — Linda Muehlig, Associate Director for Curatorial Affairs/Curator of Paintings and Sculpture at the Smith College Museum of Art — "Crowns, Canes, and Carpet Grounds: The Wheeler Collection of Paperweights"
Alison Ruzsa – Couple in the Fall


Fall 2013 — NEPCA Meeting
October 26, 2013
Sturbridge Host Hotel
Sturbridge MA


Speakers:
Guest Artist and Speaker — Alison Ruzsa — "Lost and Found"
Speaker — Jan Mirenda Smith, Executive Director, Bergstrom–Mahler Museum, Neenah, WI 
"Bergstrom–Mahler Museum and Vision 2013"