Job Opportunity: Washington Glass School Studio Coordinator!

washington.glass_school.logo.clayWGS is Hiring!

The Washington Glass School and Studio is excited to announce the hiring of a new full-time Studio Coordinator!

Located just outside of Washington DC, WGS is a privately owned, public access art studio. Washington Glass School and Studio is dedicated to creating and promoting kiln-formed glass and mixed-media sculpture.

 Washington Glass School and Studio has 3 primary missions:

1. Community involvement through engagement of large-scale public artworks
2. Educate through teaching art classes and mixed-media classes
3. Promote and support Washington Glass Studio artists

Studio Coordinator

We are looking for someone who is excited about fabricating artwork, hands-on glass and art education, community involvement, and managing a studio. Someone who wants to learn about the contemporary art world and to expose themselves to  new techniques and mediums. The Studio Coordinator serves two roles: assisting studio artist Tim Tate and coordinating an active mixed media studio and school.. A great candidate will be self-motivated with positive energy, who can independently organize and manage studio activities, as well as collaborate closely with all staff and studio residents.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

*Manage artwork and assist glass and mixed-media artist Tim Tate

*Help to oversee and fabricate public art projects

*Organize and teach classes and workshops

*Serve as the primary liaison for students and resident artists 


Other Responsibilities:

-Fabricate parts for artwork

-Consult and work closely with Directors on a daily basis

-Serve as a public face for WGS, including private and public events

-Interact with resident artists and visitors on a daily basis

-Implement and reinforce safety protocol and procedures

-Travel to national art fairs to assist/represent WGS artists

-Conduct studio tours

-Manage and order studio materials

-Attend weekly staff meetings

-Performs other duties as they

Preferred Education and Qualifications (not all necessary):

-Experience managing a glass or art studio

-Basic understanding of glassmaking equipment and shop maintenance

-Fast and efficient working capabilities is a must

-Experience with mold making

-Experience with casting glass and acrylic resins

-Implement and follow WGS quality control standards

-Ability to interact with a variety of personalities

-Time management and organizational skills

~Experience in welding and working with metals

~Ability to work with electronics

-Ability to work as a part of a team

-Ability and desire to work independently

-Desire to further your own art career!

-Other material experience is helpful

-Creative ideas are always encouraged!

-Must be able to meet strict deadlines

We realize that no one meets all these criteria, but the more the better. We will train candidate in those unfamiliar to them.

The Studio Manager is a 35/45 hour per week position, depending on deadlines and includes some evening and weekend events. These can be flexible with hours. Starting salary at $15.00/hour plus $1200 annually towards health insurance. Position includes an opportunity for teaching bonuses. Access to all studio equipment and a studio space dedicated for your own work is provided!

WGS is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate based on race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation national origin, age, disability or genetics.

 WGSTUDIO.logo.bigTo apply, please submit a cover letter telling us why you are a good candidate, resumé, and 3-5 images of your work to

Washington Glass School & Studio

3700 Otis Street, Mount Rainier, MD 20712


The many moods that are Laura Beth.

For the past year and a half, Laura Beth Konopinski has been the Washington Glass School’s go-to person when it came to making the magic of glass happen. Our Miss LBK is heading out to the big world of academia, becoming the new studio tech for the glass program at Philadelphia’s University of the Arts.

Tim Tate and Laura Beth Konopinski discuss process in glass art.

At UArts, Laura Beth will be working with glass giants such as Daniel Clayman and Judith Schaechter. Laura had made a strong impact with the artists of the Washington Glass School and the area’s art scene, and had exhibitions of her works at GRACE Arts center and at shows like SOFA and Art Miami.

We will all miss her wit and wisdom, wishing her well as she takes over Philadelphia.

Best of Luck Miss LBK!!

Laura Beth kicking butt and taking names.

Laura Beth kicking butt and taking names.

TAM New Glass Wing Opens This Weekend Featuring Documenta Project!

Tacoma Art Museum's new Rebecca and Jack Benaroya Wing.

Tacoma Art Museum’s new Rebecca and Jack Benaroya Wing.

Saturday marks the opening of the new Rebecca and Jack Benaroya Wing at Washington’s Tacoma Art Museum (TAM). The new wing places TAM into one of the top five public collections of studio glass nationwide with this focus. The inaugural exhibitions include one on the influence of the Pilchuck School of Glass, works by Deborah Moore, and a talk on Saturday by curator, historian, and editor William Warmus outlining the history of glass art in the Northwest. Reserve your seat here:     

Also on exhibit are photos from Mary Van Cline’s Documenta Project.

Mary Van Cline: Selections from the Documenta Project
Mary Van Cline's Documenta Project focuses on the glass movement artists, curators, gallery owners, and collectors.

Mary Van Cline’s Documenta Project focuses on the glass movement artists, curators, gallery owners, and collectors.

Known for her role as one of the first generation of innovative glass artists, Mary Van Cline has often included her photography in her work. With her recent series of portraits, Van Cline documents the leading figures who helped to ensure that the studio art glass movement would thrive, including artists, curators, gallery owners, and collectors.  Van Cline began the project with her interest in documenting the iconic artists who established their international reputations beginning in the 1970s and 1980s. Because of her close relationship with her subjects, Van Cline captures the unique personalities that propelled the studio glass movement.

Night: The 28th Annual Strathmore Juried Exhibition Opens Thursday!

Jan 12–Feb 17, 2019
The Mansion at Strathmore
10701 Rockville Pike, North Bethesda, MD 20852

Artists explore nocturnal themes in this year’s juried exhibition. Whether it be the night sky, darkness, or the transformative nature of nightfall, Night delves into the beauty, mystery, and sometimes phobic qualities of the hours from dusk to dawn. 

Jurors for the exhibition were Adah Rose Bitterbaum, founder and director of Adah Rose Gallery and Erwin Timmers, artist and co-founder of the Washington Glass School.

Selected artists include: Cathy Abramson, Winifred Anthony, Dale Appleman, Jennifer Kahn Barlow, Lisa Battle, Michaela Borghese, Judy Buelow, Christopher Buoscio, Yasmin Bussiere, Stephanie Chang, Karen Coleman, Jeffery Cooper, Tory Cowles, Bernard Dellario, Arnold d’Epagnier, William Edwards, Rosemary Fallon, CinCin Fang, Bill Firestone, Nella Fischer, Richard Foa, Izolda Fotiyeva, Emily Gilman Beezley, Christina Girardi, Julie Gross, Patty Hankins, Rebecca Hirsh, J Ford Huffman, Richard Isaacman, Malathi Jayawickrama, Alla Kanareykina, Nihal Kececi, Debra Keirce, Glen Kessler, Ki Yeun Kim, Kim Klabe, Kate Knizner, Lara Knutson, Galina Kolosovskaya, Chee Keong Kung, Tracy Lambros, Robert LeMar, Harriet Lesser, Larry Marc Levine, Debbi LoCicero, Ruth Lozner, Timothy Lynch, James Maio, Haley Manchon, Sheryl Massaro, Sharon Pierce McCullough, Jared Miller, Sue Miller, Bruce Morgan, Meredith Morris, Lisa Noble, Marsha Ogden, Irina Parshikova, William Peirce, Rick Ruggles, John Scott, Coriolana Simon, Sarah Stoll, Robert Sullivan, Rawligh Sybrant, Diane Szczepaniak, Susannah Thomer, Michael Hunter Thompson, Ashton Thornhill, Nahid Tootoonchi, Suzanne Vigil, Meg Walsh, Jenny Walton, Carol Ward, Michael West, Andrew Wodzianski, R. Michael Wommack, Lauren Woods, Alexey Zoob

Opening Reception Thu, Jan 17, 2019 from 7-9pm.