2010 Glass Art Society Conference


This coming June, the 40th GAS conference will be held, this time in nearby Louisville, KY – some great events, lectures, demos and honors are scheduled! Lino Tagliapietra will be doing a demo; Mark Peiser is honored with a Lifetime Achievement Award; lectures by some of the glass gods – like Richard Jolley; panels with Glass School favorites Tommie Rush and Jeremy Lepisto, Eddie Bernard, Judith Schaechter; Lec-Mos (Lecture + Demo?) by Oben Albright, Jeff Wallin, and so much more.
Registration opens Dec 1. For a pdf of the Conference Brochure click HERE

Get Ready for the Washington Glass School Holiday Sale!


It may be cold and nasty outside – but it is warm & toasty at the Glass School.
The Washington Glass School annual Holiday Sale is coming soon!
So many of the Glass School artists and instructors will have their work available – artwork for sale in many styles and media; beautiful jewelry & craft.

Plus the surrounding artist studios (ceramic studios like Red Dirt & Flux Studio, art studios like Ellyn Weiss’, Alec Simpson’s, Janis Goodman’s) will be open.
The Gateway Arts District will have their Fine Art and Craft Sale along Route 1 / Rhode Island Ave – make it a day of art.
Mark Your Calendar At Once!

Washington Glass School Holiday Sale

Saturday, December 12, 2009

2 – 6 pm

Food, Music, and Glass, Glass, Glass!

Washington Glass School Going South


This December, the entire art world turns its focus to Miami. Anchored by Art Basel Miami (the sister event of Switzerland’s Art Basel, one of the most prestigious art shows worldwide for the past 40 years), there is a convergence of art, celebrities, sunshine and over-the-topness, creating a cultural and social highlight for the Americas. The success and prestige of Art Basel Miami has created satellite art shows, including Art Miami and Red Dot Art Fair – all located near or adjacent to each other.The simultaneous art fairs create a combination of an international selection of top galleries with special exhibitions, parties and crossover events featuring music, film, architecture and design. Tourists, art collectors, curators and art lovers come from around the globe to attend this annual art frenzy.

Artists from the Washington Glass School will be showing at this year’s art explosion that is Art Basel Miami. Mayer Fine Art is one of the galleries showing at Red Dot, and they will showcase the work of the Tim Tate, Erwin Timmers and Michael Janis. If you are getting your tan on – come and get your art on!


Dec 2 -6, 2009

Wednesday, December 2nd,
VIP and Press Preview, 5 – 6 PM
Opening Reception, to benefit GreenMiami, 6 – 9 PM
General Admission:
Thursday, December 3rd, 11 AM – 7 PM
Friday, December 4th, 11 AM – 8 PM
Saturday, December 5th, 11 AM – 8 PM
Sunday, December 6th, 11 AM – 6 PM

Wynwood Art District
NW 31st Street and NE 1st Avenue (Midtown Blvd), Miami, FL 33137

Booth B105

Artist Salon @ Washington Glass School


L-R: Phil Davis, Maryland-National Capital Park & Planning Commission; Mary Resing, Active Cultures Theater; Erwin Timmers, Washington Glass School; Tim Tate, Washington Glass School; Alec Simpson, Artist; Chris Shea, Artist/Blacksmith

The Prince George’s Arts Council held its latest ‘Artist Salon’ at the Washington Glass School – a spirited meeting of artistic minds held over wine and nibbles. Artists from the theater, dance and visual arts community mixed it up with musicians and government organizations.

Inside The Kiln: Lost Wax


Erwin Timmers checks out the lost wax firing

Debra Ruzinsky’s “Introduction to Lost Wax Casting” class started off with great success – the art works will continue firing and annealing in the kiln until Wednesday. Shown here is Erwin Timmers as he checks on the work to ensure the integrity of the plaster casts and the glass levels in each mold during the process. Although the mathematics to determine of the amount of glass needed to fill the molds were practiced – some were more precise in their calculations than others.

The inside of one very hot kiln.