Save The Date – Washington Glass School Holiday Open House Dec 14th!

Artist Syl Mathis divests his glass forms from the plaster after kilncasting the glass.

The artists & instructors of the Washington Glass School are busy beavering away creating new works for the upcoming Holiday Open House and sale, scheduled for Dec 14th, 2013, from Noon til 5:00 PM.

Syl Mathis is an award winning glass artist and sculptor. He is best known for his boat series of cast glass sculpture. Syl combines investment casting techniques, high pressure abrasive carving and cold-working techniques to create sculptural pieces in glass that often reflect stylized natural artifacts.
Syl casts the forms and then sandcarves and coldworks his shapes.
Syl Mathis “Artifact #14” 32″ x 3.5″w x 2″d

The December 14th open house has more in store! Adjacent Flux Studios also has their Open Studio, as well as their First Annual Cup Invitational! Must see works – by superstar artists – in some of most fun studios you will ever see! Mark your calendars at once!

Curate Maryland tour of Gateway Arts District

Erwin Timmers and Michael Janis talk process to the tour group. And laughter ensues.

MCA‘s Emerging Arts Advocates held the second “CURATE MARYLAND” event this past weekend, with a tour of artist studios in the Gateway Arts District in Prince George’s County. Some pics in this posting from the tour as they arrived at the Glass School, surrounding Red Dirt Studio and Flux Studio.

Margaret Boozer talks to the group as they tour Red Dirt Studios.

The tour group gets an insight to what compels the artist and their vision.

Curate Maryland visitors chat with the glass school artists.
The happy campers continue on the tour of arts organizations. Y’all come back sometime!