Glass Throwdown! Who will be GlassMaster?! Come to EXPOSED! @SOFA Expo!

Ferd Hampson Vs David Hutchausen reveal all in Mary Van Cline's EXPOSED! @SOFAExpo

Ferd Hampson Vs David Hutchausen reveal all in Mary Van Cline’s EXPOSED! @SOFAExpo

Mary Van Cline’s DOCUMENTA Project (which celebrates 3 years of photographing the community of the global Studio Glass Movement) continues to tease and generate interest in her EXPOSED event taking place at Chicago SOFA Expo opening Oct 31st! 

Come see the “out takes” and behind the scenes action of the Photo Shoots that help make the Portraits so engaging, and enjoy an informal visual historical narrative. After all, LAUGHING MATTERS!

The Documenta Project Presents: EXPOSED!
Chicago SOFA Expo
FRIDAY, November 1, 2019
3:00 – 4:00 pm

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Art Opening & Panel Event @ NOMA : Art & Environment

This Saturday, Sept 14th, Please join the NoMa BID and artist Eric Celarier in a panel talk to discuss Eric’s newest artwork, “Biosphere,” now on view in the lobby of 1200 First St. NE. Comprising 43 colorful images of mundane materials and trash, this installation continues the artist’s ongoing exploration of humanity’s impact on the environment.

East City Art founder/editor Phil Hutinet will be moderating the panel including the talented and creative panelists listed below:
Moderator | Phil Hutinet, Founder & Editor of East City Art
Panelist | Eric Celarier, Artist
Panelist | Jeanne Braha, Executive Director at Rock Creek Conservancy
Panelist | Erwin Timmers, Co-Director of Washington Glass School
Panelist | Rafiq Jennings, Fixit Clinic with DOEE

The event will kick off at 5:00 PM with refreshments and an opportunity to experience the art and meet the artist. Click HERE to jump to event listing on Eventbrite.

Beer, wine, and light bites will be provided.
• 5:00 PM | Open house
• 5:30 PM | Panel disucssion
* 6:30 PM | Mingling and networking

For inquiries about the event, please contact Kimberly Ford, NoMa BID Director of Events: kford@nomabid.org.

Sat, September 14, 2019
5:00 PM – 7:00 PM

Location
1200 First St NE
1200 First Street Northeast
Washington, DC 20002

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2019 Open Studios Tour Voted Most Fun!

This year’s Open Studio Tour (OST) was tons of fun! Big thank-you for all those that came out to see what was happening at the Glass School! Some pix from the day:

Open Studio Tour of the Gateway Arts District featured the Washington Glass School. Great time to meet and talk about artwork and glass.

Open Studio Tour of the Gateway Arts District featured the Washington Glass School. Great time to meet and talk about artwork and glass.

DC contemporary arts maven Molly Ruppert chats with WGS Co-Director Michael Janis during OST 2019.

DC contemporary arts maven Molly Ruppert chats with WGS Co-Director Michael Janis during OST 2019.

New Studio Coordinator & recent Ohio State MFA Graduate Teri Bailey (L) talks about her pâte de verre sculptures.

New Studio Coordinator & recent Ohio State MFA Graduate Teri Bailey (L) talks about her pâte de verre sculptures.

Visitors marveled at Max DeMulder's new sculpture on display.

Visitors marveled at Max DeMulder’s new sculpture on display.

Prince George's County Council Deni Taveras visits the glass studio and gathers artists for a photo opp.

Prince George’s County Council Deni Taveras visits the glass studio and gathers artists for a photo opp.

OST May 11th 2019!

Gateway Arts District 15th Open Studio Tour - the DC region’s largest one-day visual arts festival! Saturday, May 11, 2019 from 11am to 5pm. Works by the artists and instructors of the Washington Glass School are to be featured!

Coming soon! Gateway Arts District 15th Open Studio Tour – the DC region’s largest one-day visual arts festival!
Saturday, May 11, 2019 from 11am to 5pm. Works by the artists and instructors of the Washington Glass School are to be featured!

Happy Holidays to All!

May the magic and the wonder of the holiday season stay with you throughout the coming year!

The Magpie’s Hoard by Robert Wynne Blown and float glass, bronze and steel; 110 H x 65 W x 23 D cm Born in Yarram, Victoria, Robert Wynne studied Visual Arts at Monash University, Majoring in Ceramics, before going on to complete a Master’s Degree in glass at California State University. On returning to Australia, Robert established his career as an independent glass artist based in Sydney.

The Magpie’s Hoard by Robert Wynne
Blown and float glass, bronze and steel; 110 H x 65 W x 23 D cm
Born in Yarram, Victoria, Robert Wynne studied Visual Arts at Monash University, Majoring in Ceramics, before going on to complete a Master’s Degree in glass at California State University. On returning to Australia, Robert established his career as an independent glass artist based in Sydney.

Best wishes for a Happy New Year filled with health, happiness, and spectacular success!

Studio 3807 Films Washington Glass School Action Movie

Studio 3807 films WGS: Prepare to be quadruple terminated!

Studio 3807 films WGS Directors Tim Tate and Michael Janis: Prepare to be quadruple terminated!

The Gateway Arts District will be welcoming a new apartment development – Studio 3807. Besides offering artist studio space in the new mixed use development, they are displaying works by local artists as part of a permanent collection and as part of a series of rotating art and artists talks organized by John Paradiso. The developer has stated that they want to be an integral part of the Arts District.

As part of their marketing efforts, Studio 3807 has filmed videos featuring Gateway Arts District artists – including Washington Glass School. 

Get your popcorn ready for the release of the major motion picture!

Class 3305 Pate de Verre Leaves

This class offers a beginning introduction to both plaster-silica mold making and the beautiful process of Pate de verre! Pate de verre (translating to “paste of glass”) produces very thin, delicate glass castings using crushed up glass called “Frit”. Using this technique we will be creating colorful glass leaves over the course of two days. No glass or mold making experience required!

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USA Art Glass Industry Goes South

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A few Uroboros workers will have the options of transferring to California to work for Oceanside. About 40 people work at Uroboros. photo April Baer

Oregon glass makers have gotten skewered in the news this past year. 2016 was the year one modest Forest Service research project turned the Northwest’s storied art glass industry upside down. Samples taken near two Portland art glass factories were shown to carry dangerously high concentrations of heavy metals. These companies make supplies for glass artists all over the world. 

After a tumultuous year of regulatory and public scrutiny, Uroboros Glass founder and owner Eric Lovell is spending this winter preparing to send his 44-year-old art glass business, Uroboros Glass, into new hands. Lovell made the decision this fall to retire and sell his business to a California-based company, Oceanside GlassTile.

Click on link HERE to read KUOW Puget Sound Public Radio’s (PSPR) April Baer interview with Eric Lovell as he prepares to hand off Uroboros to California’s Oceanside GlassTile. While the company has some Oregon connections, it means the loss of some 40 Portland-area jobs to Oceanside, whose production facilities are in Mexico.

NEW GLASS REVIEW 38 CALL FOR ENTRIES

cmog_NewLogoThe Corning Museum of Glass invites artists, craftspeople, designers, and architects worldwide to submit images of new works using glass. Published by The Corning Museum of Glass, The New Glass Review is an annual survey of glass in contemporary art, architecture, craft, and design created in the previous year by emerging and established artists, as well as students. The works are chosen by a changing jury of curators, artists, designers, art dealers, and critics – this year’s entries will be overseen by the new curator of modern and contemporary glass, Susie Silbert.

Submissions for the New Glass Review #38 are now being accepted. In late November or early December, a jury selects 100 images from the submissions. New Glass Review is published every spring by The Corning Museum of Glass and distributed with GLASS: The UrbanGlass Art Quarterly, published by UrbanGlass, Brooklyn, New York.

Participants are requested to complete the entry form, submitting a total of one to three digital images illustrating one work per image. Digital photographs must be of actual objects designed and made between October 1, 2015, and October 1, 2016.

ENTRY DEADLINE

The deadline for submissions to New Glass Review is October 1, 2016.

Click HERE for more info.