World Crafts Council Visits WGS


Tim Tate addresses a group from the WCC, as PBS film crew documents his comments for posterity.

A contingent of international guests—leaders of national craft federations and craft advocacy groups, as well as diplomats and government officials— came to the Washington Glass School on Thursday.

The North American branch of the World Crafts Council (WCCNA) along with its counterparts in Africa, Asia, Europe and Latin America sent representatives here to participate in the business seminars held as part of the Buyers Market of American Craft being held at Baltimore’s Convention Center.

Erwin Timmers shows the group the inside of a hot kiln (and how glass and dry plaster powder can mix to produce artwork).

Wendy Rosen, producer of the Buyers Market and a North American representative of WCCNA, and publisher of American Style Magazine and Niche Magazine, had brought the group to the Washington Glass School and Flux Studios as part of a tour of “Craft in the Capitol”.