COVID 19 Restrictions


We want to take this opportunity to update you on what’s happening at Washington Glass School. WGS has made the difficult decision to temporarily close our educational facility.

Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan has ordered all nonessential companies to close. And though we view glass as essential, we have been closely following the advice of public health authorities, and the time has come for us to take this step.

Gov. Hogan said the closure of additional businesses was necessary to “slow the spread” of the COVID-19 pandemic in the state.

We are committed to the well-being and learning of our arts community. We truly hope we will be able to return our operations as soon as possible. We will keep you informed about any updates we might have. 

We hope that you and your loved ones are healthy during this global health crisis.

Stay Healthy – Stay Creative – Stay in Touch!

Glass Love In the Time Of COVID are watching the evolving news and recommendations regarding COVID-19 carefully. At this time, we are not canceling any scheduled programs. However, to help keep our glass community healthy, we are implementing the following procedures and policies immediately:

  • Increased cleaning of common areas and tools.
  • All artists are to wash hands upon entry to the studio. Soap and water are our new best friends. Washing your hands to 2 renditions of “Happy Birthday” is a good time pacer for washing (& everyone loves a birthday party!)
  • Eye contact, smiles, nods and words will be used instead of our usual high fives and big hugs.
  • If you are feeling “under the weather” or cough-y or sneeze-y …stay at home. Do not come into the studio.
  • Please use your best judgment on whether or not to attend a workshop, event, etc. at Washington Glass School. We urge you to err on the side of caution!

Below is an infographic about ways to prevent COVID-19, and a few links to other resources from people who have expertise in the areas of public health (we’ll stick to our expertise in art).

We are sending out lots of love to you, all our community, and the whole world for good health.

CDC COVID-19 Guidelines