International Glass & Clay 2013: East City Artist Studios to Host Visiting UK Artist Demos

By Michael Janis on February 14, 2013


Opening March 1, 2013, at Washington, DC’s Edison Place Gallery will be an exhibit of expressive glass and ceramic artwork, as well as narrative sculptures that blend craft materials with digital technologies and, in turn remove the boundaries between the traditional categories of craft, art, and design.


Titled International Glass & Clay 2013, the exhibit will feature glass and ceramic artists from Washington, DC’s Sister City of Sunderland, England and from Washington, DC. Many of the local artists are East City Artists – including Margaret Boozer, Novie Trump, Tim Tate, Sean Hennessey, Joe Hicks , Nancy Donnelley, Ani Kasten, David D’Orio, Jeff Herrity, Michael Janis, Tamara Laird, Laurel Lukaszewski, Erwin Timmers, and Elizabeth Vorlicek.

As part of the International Glass + Clay events a day of free demonstrations of amazing techniques by the visiting artists will be held at the Washington Glass School and at DC GlassWorks Studio.
UK based glass artist Criss Chaney will show how she gets metal into & onto glass.

Saturday, March 2, 2013 starting at 11:00 AM – at Washington Glass School presents International Demo #1: Metal Into Glass.
UK artists Criss Chaney and Robyn Townsend at the Washington Glass School as they demonstrate their unique technique in getting metal inside kilncast glass. They will also demonstrate their process in applying metal onto finished glass artwork, and options using common household chemicals to change the patina, color and finish of the metal. The demo is free – click HERE to register.

Blown Glass by UK Artist Phil Vickery
Blown Glass by UK Artist Phil Vickery

Later the same day DC GlassWorks presents Demo #2: Turn Up The Heat!
Starting at 2:00 PM at DC GlassWorks (just down the road in nearby Hyattsville) Join UK glass artists Roger Tye, Phil Vickery and Colin Rennie at DC GlassWorks as they demonstrate their glassblowing techniques. These UK artists are extremely accomplished and renowned glass makers and their demos are sure to spark the imagination of all those who love the art of hot glass. It will be interesting to see how the British keep a “stiff upper lip” while blowing glass! The demo is free – click HERE to register.

International Glass and Clay 2013 will open from Friday, March 1 to Friday, March 23. It is free for the public to attend. Gallery hours are 12 to 4 p.m. on Saturdays and Tuesdays, and 12 to 8 p.m. on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays. The gallery is closed on Sundays and Mondays.

Gallery Place Metro station servicing the green, red and yellow lines is within close walking distance to the gallery.