News & Shows


habatat.46Save the Date! Michigan’s Habatat Galleries’ 46th International Glass Invitational which began in 1972 has been an annual event every year since! In 2018 Habatat will celebrate the 46th anniversary with an exhibition of artists from around the world working with glass as their medium. Mark your calendars as the Glass VIP weekend will be April 26, 27 & 28th of 2018. Works by Michael Janis and Tim Tate will be featured!


Washington Glass School Spring Open Studio 
Saturday, May 12, 2018, 12-5pm
Come to the Washington Glass School and see what the artists and instructors have been working on! And as its right before Mother’s Day, come and find something unique and beautiful -like Mum! – or even better, bring her and Dad with you!
The Spring 2018 Open Studios will be where you’ll have behind-the-scenes access to the Artist-On-the-Tracks studios, galleries, and cultural centers including: Otis Street Arts Project, Red Dirt Studio, White Point Studios, Art Works Now, Pyramid Atlantic, Orange Door Studios, Valerie Theberge, Tanglewood Studios and more!
2018 marks Washington Glass School’s 17th birthday – and there will be lots to see!______________________________________

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”. 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.



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


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 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.