The Washington Glass Studio was awarded the commission to create the new landmark artwork sculpture for the Laurel Library (now under construction next to Emancipation Park in Laurel, MD). Baltimore Sun reporter Lisa Philip visited the Washington Glass Studio last week as the Library area residents and interested citizens collaborated in glass-making workshops to make the inset panels . Click HERE to jump to Lisa Philip’s article on how the artwork is engaging the community.
Eco-artist Erwin Timmers newest sculpture made from cast recycled glass will be showcased at the Gateway Arts District’s Open Studio Tour (OST) – Saturday May 14, 2016 from Noon-5pm.
Erwin has been casting with recycled float (window) glass to create forms from and about discarded water bottles – and assembling the cast glass atop a salvaged mirror that has been backed with LED lighting. Its amazing how he can find harmony, balance and poetry in things discarded and never thought of again.
Erwin Timmer’s artistic lighting class these past few weeks brought some serious color to the studio – really brightening up the studio!
Over the three week class, students completed a number of lighting designs, ranging from pendant to wall sconces and table lamps. Great to see how each created functional art that reflected the tastes and aesthetics of each of the artists. This was certainly a class that put forth the effort in the design!
Washington Glass Studio recently completed commissions for artwork in a refurbished downtown Bethesda building lobby. Working with art consultants, Directions in Art, Washington Glass Studio began creating artwork options for two levels of an office building that was undergoing a major renovation.
The proposed floor-to-ceiling glass artwork was designed to be fully backlit with LED panels, giving the artwork a strong visual punch. The artwork proposals were presented to the client, and the direction on colors was approved.
Working with the building architects, the design was modified to allow for a stainless steel surrounding frame. The framework would conceal the electrical transformers required for the LED wall. Timing and coordination issues for installation on two separate floors were addressed, as were wall structure concerns.
The crew at Washington Glass School wish all a joyful, bright, healthy, prosperous and happiest new year ahead! May this new year bring all the crazy colors and fun in life!
“Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow.” — Albert Einstein
Please join Baltimore’s Case[werks] Gallery for the November SHAG lecture “Historical Sources of Design Inspiration.”SHAG (The Society for History and Graphics) presents a monthly program in Baltimore to further the knowledge of the history of graphic design and illustration. Programs are free and open to anyone.
12 artists and designers featured in the exhibit “Product Lines: Art & Function Delineated” (Case[werks] Gallery current show) will discuss the historical sources that influenced their designs.
“Product Lines” exhibition featured artists are: Inna Alesina, William John Gardner Design Studio, Majer Metal Works, Emmanuel Nicolaidis, Andrea Pippins, Sarah Templinn /Radica Textiles, Whitney Sherman, David Hess, Brian Kain, Lyle Kissack, Erwin Timmers & John Wise.
Lori Rubeling, Case[werks] curator-in-residence will lead the discussion.
1501 Saint Paul Street, Suite 116, Baltimore, Maryland 21202
For more info – click HERE to jump to the Facebook event page for more details.
Baltimore’s gallery and showroom Case[werks] opens its October Exhibit, Product Lines: Art & Function Delineated, featuring works by eleven artists and designers. The exhibition opens on October 16 and closes on December 21, 2013. The opening reception is free and open to the public at Case[werks] Gallery on Friday October 18 from 5:00-8:00P.M.
Ceramics, furniture, glass, prints, textiles, and design samples will be displayed in tableaus. Designers featured in the exhibit include William John Gardner, Majer Metalworks, Emmanuel Nicolaidis, Andrea Pippins, Sarah Templin/Radica Textiles and Whitney Sherman. Sculptural works by David Hess, Brian Kain, Lyle Kissak, John Wise, and Erwin Timmers will also be featured. Some of Erwin’s new glass sculptures made of recycled glass that have some great color effects will be unveiled.
1501 Saint Paul Street, Suite 116 B
Baltimore, Maryland 21202
Product Lines: Art & Function Delineated
October 16- December 21, 2013.
Opening Reception October 18 from 5:00-8:00P.M
|Like a finely cut diamond, there are many sides to our Mr. Timmers.|
Come hear eco-glass artist Erwin Timmers discuss his work. Thoughtful and ingenious, Erwin’ sculpture calls attention to contemporary issues through a creative re-engineering of often-overlooked forms and concepts, often focusing on industrial salvage and recycling.
In the opinion of many, he’s also one of the “earliest” green artists on the planet.
|Erwin Timmers’ cast recycled window glass sculpture at Brentwood Arts|
Artist Talk: Saturday, June 22, 2:00pm
Brentwood Arts Exchange - exchanging ideas through art
located in the Gateway Arts Center
3901 Rhode Island Avenue
Brentwood, MD 20722
301-277-2863/ tty. 301-446-6802
|American Craft magazine June/July 2013|
The American Craft Council(ACC) is a national, nonprofit educational organization founded with a mission to promote understanding and appreciation of contemporary American craft. Their programs include the bimonthly magazine, American Craft, annual juried shows, various workshops, seminars and conferences, and more.
The June/July 2013 issue of American Craft Magazine showcases the cast glass work being made for the U.S. Library of Congress Adams Building. Julie K. Hanus – American Craft’s senior editor and Perry A. Price - the ACC’s director of education had come to the school in April and made a report on the process and the artists involved.
From the magazine: The original doors were designed in 1939 by Lee Lawrie, the sculptor whose Atlas graces Rockefeller Center. They’re massive bronze works, depicting 13 mythological and historical figures of language and learning. Over time, they had begun to fail, straining at the hinges, and didn’t meet modern building codes. Rather than altering the historic doors to address these issues, the Architect of the Capitol made a bold decision; in addition to conserving the Lawrie doors, they would reinterpret these unique Adams Building features in glass.
|Jeff Wallin and Ray Ahlgren of Fireart Glass in Portland, OR casting the glass panels. Photo by Charlie Lieberman|
|Review of each of the LOC cast glass panels with the Architect of the Capitol. L-R Paul Zimmerman/HITT Contracting, William Warmus/Art critic, Tim Tate, Michael Janis, Kevin Hildebrand/AOC, Erwin Timmers.|
The doors began installation in the spring of 2013 and the entry areas began to transform.
|From the interior of East facing building lobby.|
|The exterior of the first set of six pairs of doors.|
The magazine will be on the stands soon – and is online right now! – Click HERE to jump to the American Craft Council website.
Washington Glass Studio team L-R Tim Tate, Sean Hennessey, Michael Janis, Audrey Wilson, Erwin Timmers