Erwin Timmers creates new award


Erwin Timmers (the king of green art) has created the new award for The National Capital Fiat Club (DC Fiats). Using green glass, Erwin cast the image of the US Capitol dome, and formed the glass into the 2009 award.

Eco-artist Erwin Timmers’ arwork relates to environmental issues and he shows this in his themes and the techniques he uses – with Erwin, it’s not just the finished product, but also the process used to create the art.

Erwin teaches many classes at the Washington Glass School that incorporate sustainable design.

For Erwin’s website – click here.

Allegra Marquart


Allegra Marquart’s is a print artist who is now translating her work into glass. Allegra creates whimsical, allegorical stories that are sand carved into colored glass panels that she makes. Her story panels were the hit of Chicago SOFA 2008, and her work is represented by Maurine Littleton Gallery in Georgetown.

Look at more of Allegra’s work on her website – click here

Allegra will be showing at Palm Beach 3 Contemporary Art Fair in January, 2009.

Working It!

>Cheryl Derricotte – a celebrity studio artist from the Washington Glass School’s early days is the new executive director of Prince Georges County’s Gateway Community Development Corporation. Her artwork includes narrative glass and mixed-media sculptures focused on contemporary issues and politics. Whether jewelry or cast glass sculpture, Cheryl’s work always incorporates a strong statement.

Check out her website here