News & Shows

Washington Glass School on TV! DC’s PBS station – WETA-TV – will feature Washington Glass School on their Season 3 episode of “If You Lived Here” airing Monday, March 20th at 9 p.m. The series explores neighborhoods, with Mount Rainier as the episode’s featured location. See how Washington Glass School adds to the quality of life to this area of the DMV.

The show airs Monday, March 20th at 9 pm on PBS; will be online after on:


Affordable Art Fair New York returns to the Metropolitan Pavilion on March 22 – 26, 2023, showcasing original contemporary artworks ranging between $100 to $12,000. WGS artists: Christina Helowicz, Michael Janis, Tim Tate, and Erwin Timmers will be showing with Alida Anderson Gallery.

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Join The Chesapeake Arts center for their second exhibit highlighting women artists in conjunction with Women’s History Month (March). The 2023 exhibit will feature new artists and new work showcasing a wide array of talent by women artists. Including our very own Christina Helowicz who will be showing two of her works, The show runs from March 8th through April 3rd, with a reception on March 16th, 6-8 pm.




The Glass Art Society (GAS) a non-profit, international organization has as its mission to connect, inspire, and empower all facets of the global glass community Every year, GAS brings together the international community of glass artists for a multi-day conference featuring glass art from every discipline. In June 2023, Detroit, MI will be the center of the glass universe! Look for works by Washington Glass School artists featured at the international showcase! More info about the conference:


Washington (State) Museum of Glass Showcases Washington (DC) Glass School Directors

The artworks by the Washington Glass School artists will be part of a yearlong exhibit Boundless Curiosity: A Journey with Robert Minkoff, opening April 2, 2022.

Organized by Museum of Glass and curated by Katie Buckingham, ‘Boundless Curiosity’ follows Minkoff’s love of glass and tells vibrant stories of glass’s evolution from a studio craft material. “The Minkoff Collection is a transformational gift to the Museum” said curator Katie Buckingham. “We are excited about the opportunity to widen the story of glass art and show compelling narrative sculptural work”.



The American Craft Council (ACC) is the leading arts nonprofit cultivating a culture of making. The ACC’s award-winning magazine seeks to “inspire, telling the behind-the-scenes stories of artists and designer-makers, while exploring the multifaceted benefits of creative living”. The December/January 2018 issue of the magazine features a story by author/critic William Warmus that delves deep into Tim’s softer side. Exploring Tim’s history in the glass world, William writes about the what drives his work, and about the development of the Facebook “Glass Secessionism” page.


Michael Janis @ Smithsonian American Art Museum

Smithsonian Distinguished Artist Michael Janis

The  James Renwick Alliance (JRA) named Washington Glass School Co-Director Michael Janis as its Distinguished Artist of Glass as part of the JRA Distinguished Artist Series. Michael’s talk at the Smithsonian American Art Museum (SAAM) was filmed and broadcast as a webcast – click HERE to jump to the SAAM online webcast page.



Washington DC City Paper has awarded Second Place in the Best of DC Art Blog category to the Washington Glass School Blog! Merci DC!

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Washington City Paper awards 2nd Place  to Washington Glass School Blog!

Watch the Washington Glass School’s 2007 appearance on local PBS channel –WETA.

Fox News’ Holly Morris visited the Glass School to learn more about eco-art with Erwin Timmers. Watch this video segment.

Watch Washington Glass School on YouTube

BOOKS & Magazines

Glass Secessionism

The intent of this group is to underscore and define the 21st Century Sculptural Glass Movement and to illustrate the differences and strengths compared to late 20th century technique-driven glass. While the 20th century glass artists contributions have been spectacular and ground breaking, this group focuses on the aesthetic of the 21st century. The object of the Glass-Secession is to advance glass as applied to sculptural expression; to draw together those glass artists practicing or otherwise interested in the arts, and to discuss from time to time examples of the Glass-Secession or other narrative work. Jump to the Facebook group page.

The American Craft Council interviewed Tim Tate about the post-studio glass movement in its April/May 2014 magazine – click HERE to jump to the article.

American Craft Magazine Features Washington Glass Studio


The June/July 2013 issue of American Craft Magazine featured an “In Progress” review of the collaborative process employed in the creation of the new glass doors for the US Library of Congress Adams Building. An interview with Michael Janis and Tim Tate outlines how the spectacular doors came into being – over a 9 year period. Some great photos in the article!

Glass Art Magazine Features Michael Janis

The Jan/Feb 2017 issue of Glass Art Magazine features a great profile on Michael Janis. Michael was interviewed for Glass Art’s podcast series “Talking Out Your Glass” earlier in 2016, and the magazine has followed up their 2012 cover story about Michael with another great article!

American Style Magazine’s June 06 issue featured the works of Tim Tate, Erwin Timmers, Michael Janis, and Liz Mears, and reviewed the impact the Washington Glass School has on the ‘content-driven’ art movement.