Quatro de Xylo, FLG fundraising party!

The flyer says it all: come on out to the Shop for an afternoon and evening of delicious foods, fire toys and beers in the sun!


FLG at Maker Faire, May 18th and 19th!

Hey folks! The most awesome, inspiring and rewarding event in the Bay Area is coming up next month, and we are gearing up to present some work at this year’s Bay Area Maker Faire! We’re bringing Merope, one part of our Seven Sister’s sculpture. We’ve remade her in beautiful stainless steel, using our CNC plasma cutter — she’s looking VERY refined, and we’re excited to debut her locally! This photo is from before her make-over:


We’re also working on our first part of Xylophage, our next big sculpture. What exactly we’ll be bringing of that piece is still being figured out, naturally, as it’s a work in progress. But we have a lot of ideas and some cool new fire effects, so expect to see some of that showcased. And lastly, we’re making a big illustrated storyboard of How Big Art Comes To Be, a visual tale of how we go from idea to modeling to fabricating (and financing!) our big art pieces.


Come visit our booth, we’ll be outside shooting flames towards the heavens, and excited to explain what we’re working on… and how you can JOIN US!

Just Your Typical FLG Meeting

FLG Holden shot a time lapse video of our weekly Wednesday meeting. The speed is reflective of how busy things are about to get…

You know you’re a Flaming Lotus Girl WHEN…

This is one from the deep corner of the vaults: a list of cues to help you face the fact that you are marinating in FLG culture. But don’t fret: there are a LOT of us, and we’re here to support each other.

…and WHY would we post/admit this sort of thing RIGHT as we’re about to leap head-on into a build season? Well, we’re realistic. Enjoy.


You Know You Are A Flaming Lotus Girl When….

* You rarely know what day of the week it is.
* All of your personal tools have florescent pink duct tape on them.
* When you unload the washing machine you find plumbing fittings.
* There’s a black ring in your bathtub.
* You keep finding new places to put a Flaming Lotus sticker.
* You have a stack of yet-un-reimbursed receipts for any of the following: McMaster-Carr, McTier Supply, Meeder Equipment, Praxair, Home Depot, Center Hardware, Airgas, Jameco
* You know what VHT and VST stand for.
* You never seem to have a lighter, but you always have a Sharpie.
* You have at least one other catchy name for what “FLG” stands for.
* Your screensaver is pyro art.
* You have stated at least once that you will “NEVER work with the FLG again!”

by Colinne, 9/26/06