WGS On Camera

Washington Glass School was approached by a new residential development in the area – Studio 3807 – to talk about how Washington Glass School connects with community. Directors Tim Tate and Michael Janis talked with the film crew about the public art created by the Studio:

Studio Artists at Work


Syl Mathis is one of the Washington Glass School ‘studio artists’.

His finely crafted boats are highly sought after for their poetic compositions.

Syl creates plaster silica molds and loads with glass. He fires the glass for at least two days, and then cold-works the cast glass.

Tough guy – but cries at the slightest glass cut.