Tim Tate “Talking Out Your Glass” Podcast

Tim Tate on  Talking Out Your Glass podcast. Subscribe or listen on iTunes, Stitcher, Spotify, iHeartRadio, or Google Podcasts.

Tim Tate on Talking Out Your Glass podcast. Subscribe or listen on iTunes, Stitcher, Spotify, iHeartRadio, or Google Podcasts.

Washington Glass School Co-Founder Tim Tate is the featured artist on the “Talking Out Your Glass” podcast interview – where writer/editor Shawn Waggoner interviews internationally respected artists and experts in hot, warm and cold glass.

In the podcast, listen as Tim describes how he blends traditional craft with new media technology, the framework in which he fits his artistic narrative.

 

Allegra Marquart “If Only” Exhibit at Tennessee’s Appalachian Center For Craft

Tennessee’s Appalachian Center for Craft has opened an exhibit of works by glass artist Allegra Marquart titled “If Only…”, from Jan 15 – April 2, 2020.allegra.marquart.glass

The wonderful, whimsical, inventive new works combine cast glass and thread drawings, each piece tells a unique “If Only…”) story and invites the viewer in to a fantasy world. The works on exhibit are part of a series called “If Only…..”. Some are from old fables and some are from stories Allegra has written herself. The center will be having a reception for the artist on Thursday April 2, 2020.

Allegra Marquart; “The Cat Who Wanted To Be A Woman”, 24x40", Cast, cut painted glass shapes wall mounted through machine stitched background of multiple colored threads.

Allegra Marquart; “The Cat Who Wanted To Be A Woman”, 24×40″, Cast, cut painted glass shapes wall mounted through machine stitched background of multiple colored threads.

Said Allegra about her unique cast glass-and-thread installation works:

“I kept imagining the glass animals that peopled my stories moving across wider swathes of wall space; going about their people-like business in a light-hearted way. By kiln forming larger shapes and cutting away the excess glass each figure could become free floating thanks to the discovery of a wall mounting system that was pretty much invisible and allowed compositional flexibility and some depth. The figures could now appear to float a little off the wall.

Texture and color were advanced by developing background panels made of loosely woven thread and appliqué.  The sewn panels added to the narrative and also gave a contrasting fragility to the glass shapes that hovered above it. Now it was possible to make larger pieces without the complication of weight.

Allegra Marquart "If Only I Had Red Wings"; 2019, Cast, cut and painted glass shapes mounted above panel of sewn thread and appliqué, 22"x30"

Allegra Marquart “If Only I Had Red Wings”; 2019, Cast, cut and painted glass shapes mounted above panel of sewn thread and appliqué, 22″x30″

All technical steps would mean nothing to me if at the end I could not communicate a sense of thoughtful joy that feeds off absurd and fascinating situations swirling around us everyday. That’s what fables, songs and stories are about. They address the human condition with humor, invention and exaggeration.

Interpreting a fable through glass means that the very medium holds metaphors relating to the conditions of life. The stuff can take so many forms. It holds light, it breaks, it’s strong, it’s delicate, it’s entrancing, expressive, it’s not easy to make it the way I want it to be.”

The Appalachian Center for Craft is a campus of Tennessee Tech University’s School of Art, Craft & Design (1 hour from Nashville, TN). The Center for Craft promotes excellence in American craft by teaching tradition and innovation in technique, concept and design, providing access to the highest quality craft education, professional artists, and career opportunities.

Jan 15 – April 2, 2020

Allegra Marquart, “If Only

Reception: April 2, 2020 4:30-6:30 p.m.

The Appalachian Center for Craft
1560 Craft Center Dr.
Smithville, TN. 37166

Erwin Timmers Artwork at The Artisan 4100

The-Artisan-4100.brentwood.maryland.md.rhode_island.route.1Artisan 4100 is an apartment community opening along Route 1 in Brentwood, MD early in 2020. Landex Development – a family-owned real estate development company – commissioned Erwin Timmers to create a glass and light installation for the new lobby.

Erwin Timmers – know for his environmental art – has been using cast recycled glass to create the luminous panels.

Erwin Timmers onsite testing the LED light output of his glass sculpture.

Erwin Timmers onsite testing the LED light output of his glass sculpture.

Artist Erwin Timmers mounts the cast glass panels into steel framework with LED backlighting. More about his amazing artwork after installation in the coming weeks!

Artist Erwin Timmers mounts the cast glass panels into steel framework with LED backlighting. More about his amazing artwork after installation in the coming weeks!

Janis & Tate New Collaborative Artwork Unveiled at Art Palm Beach Art Fair

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“Traces Of Memory” Tim Tate and Michael Janis, 2020, 6′-0″H x 9′-0″H, mixed media, cast glass

 

“Traces of Memory” – a new contemporary collaborative work by Tim Tate and Michael Janis that attempts to capture a sense of the passage of time and memories both personal and collective. The first collaboration was a huge sensation at SOFA Chicago, and now the two artists have come together again to make this thoughtful work in a new soft aqua pallet. The new installation will be unveiled at Habatat Galleries‘ Art Palm Beach contemporary art fair January 30- Feb 03, 2020.

Detail from "Traces of Memory" artwork installation by Tim Tate and Michael Janis.

Detail from “Traces of Memory” artwork installation by Tim Tate and Michael Janis.

 

The associative nature of memory seeks to create a formal structure, introducing brief scenes that feel like reveries; soft around the edges, unencumbered by detail. When we think of the past it’s the beautiful things we focus on. We want to believe it was all like that. 

Detail grid from "Traces of Memory" installation.

Detail grid from “Traces of Memory” installation.

 

“Each inset glass panel here, whether direct or obtuse, tells a compelling story of life. We leave room in our sculpture for the viewers memories and interpretation to find a home.” – Tim Tate & Michael Janis

Detail of "Traces of Memory" art installation by Tim Tate and Michael Janis.

Detail of “Traces of Memory” art installation by Tim Tate and Michael Janis.

Habatat Galleries will be exhibiting at booth #202 and Hampson Gallery 200. Hampson will feature a exciting exhibition of artist Richard Whiteley that was recently at the Shanghai Museum of Glass In Shanghai China. The artist will also be giving a talk at the fair on Saturday February 1st.  

Location:

Palm Beach County Convention Center, 650 Okeechobee Boulevard, West Palm Beach, FL

 

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr Day 2020

1964 -  The citizens of Atlanta present Martin Luther King, Jr. with an engraved Steuben bowl in honor of his winning the Nobel Peace prize.

1964 - The citizens of Atlanta present Martin Luther King, Jr. with an engraved Steuben glass bowl in honor of his winning the Nobel Peace prize.

 

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. believed in a nation of freedom and justice for all, and encouraged all citizens to live up to the purpose and potential of America by applying the principles of nonviolence.

On August 28, 1963, nearly a quarter of a million people gathered in the August heat on the National Mall in Washington, D.C., to hear the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., speak.  People traveled to our Nation’s Capital from places as far away as Atlanta and Los Angeles to witness one of the defining moments in American history.  On the steps of the Lincoln Memorial, Dr. King articulated the founding dream of America, the vision of our Founders for all Americans to live as “an heir of the legacy of dignity and worth.”

Today, we pause to honor the incredible life and accomplishments of Dr. King, who helped shape the Civil Rights Movement, gave hope to millions experiencing discrimination, and whose enduring memory inspires us to pursue a more just and equal society.

Pate De Verre Class Fun!

This weekend’s pâte de verre class was a great success! 

Instructor Teri Bailey demonstrates how to apply color frit powder into specific areas for the class.

Instructor Teri Swinhart (Bailey) demonstrates how to apply color frit powder into specific areas for the class.

Pâte de verre is a kilncasting method that literally means “paste of glass”. The general premise is to mix frit granules with some sort of binder such as gum arabic, then apply the glass to the inner surface of a negative mold.

Teri Bailey demonstrates proper frit application.

Teri Swinhart demonstrates proper frit application.

The Pâte de verre students made plaster molds in which they would cast the glass.

The Pâte de verre students made plaster molds in which they would cast the glass.

Lively discussion on ways to kilncast glass sculpture was explored by the class.

Lively discussion on ways to kilncast glass sculpture was explored by the class.The students all loved the process and can't wait til the firings are out of the kilns. The students all loved the process and can’t wait til the firings are out of the kilns.