WGS Seeks Studio / Production Mgr

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Update on the job posting – click HERE to meet Mick Coughlin, new Studio Production Mgr.

Washington Glass School & Studio, 3700 Otis Street, Mount Rainier, MD 20712

The Washington Glass School is seeking a new Studio/ Production Manager.

The Washington Glass School and Studio is one of the largest and most successful warm glass and sculpture centers in the Mid-Atlantic region. In 10 years time we have seen over 4000 students and sent many on to rewarding careers. Our focus is on sculpture, both as individual studio artists, and large-scale public art commissions.

This is a very integral position within our community. You will be responsible for coordinating equipment usage in the studio, be responsible for organizing and keeping the studio clean, assisting the principle artists, packing and shipping artwork, overseeing some large scale projects and (eventually) teaching some classes. Experience in glass is helpful, but not necessary, as we will train. There will be some heavy lifting; plaster mixing and mold making, and mold steaming as well. Some exhibition and project installations will require assistance. The schedule is flexible; the studio is typically open from 10am to 6pm M-F, but your hours are based on workload. There are also some evening and weekend classes.

While this is a demanding job, it also can be an extremely educational and rewarding one. Besides being part of a vibrant and successful studio, you will have your own workspace and will be encouraged to make your own artwork and to take advantage of the numerous opportunities that pass through our doors. The pay is $10 per hour to start with a salary evaluation after 30 days. You will receive additional pay for every class you teach and you learn more than you ever thought possible about running an extremely busy and successful studio. Think of it as an MFA that pays you as you learn.

Care to join us?
Call Tim Tate/ Washington Glass School
202-744-8222

3700 Otis Street, Mount Rainier, MD 20712
Located about 4 miles from Logan Circle, across the DC border of Eastern Ave. MAP

Sean Hennessey & Rania Hassan : Crafty Bastards

>Glass/mixed media artist Sean Hennessey and his wife, artist Rania Hassan are both part of this Saturday’s craft fair ” Crafty Bastards”. Saturday, October 1, 2011 from 10am – 5pm located on 18th Street NW, in the heart of Adams Morgan section of Washington, DC. Sean’s cast glass and mixed media panels were some the most popular works on exhibit at the WGS 10th Anniversary show at LongView Gallery this summer. In 2009, Rania’s mixed media/textile work was awarded the James Renwick Alliance‘s “Craft Award of Distinction”. Check out Sean’s new cast glass panels and Rania’s newest artworks – awesome!


Detail of Looking for a Hero
Glass, Steel
by Sean Hennessey

Crafty Bastards Arts & Crafts Fair is an exhibition and sale of handmade alternative arts and crafts from independent artists presented by the Washington City Paper. The fair is all-day, outdoors, free to attend, and will offer goods for sale, food, entertainment, prizes, and more!

Booths #34 and #35
Crafty Bastards
Saturday October 1st
2151 18th Street NW, DC in the heart of Adams Morgan
10AM- 5PM