The New British Invasion

By Michael Janis on March 13, 2013
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International Glass & Clay exhibit opening night.

The International Glass & Clay 2013 exhibit being held at Pepco’s Edison Place Gallery has opened with great success! Artomatic and the DCCAH organized a US/UK exhibit that has glass and ceramic artists collaborate in the way that showcases the creative economy  and enhances the public understanding of how the arts contribute to the vitality of communities. A number of the artists from DC’s Sister City of Sunderland, England and the University of Sunderland came over for the opening of the collaborative exhibition.

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ECA artist Ani Kasten’s ceramic sculpture at International Glass and Clay 2013

The visiting UK artists held workshops and demos at a number of  Gateway Arts District studios, including the Washington Glass School, DC GlassWorks and Red Dirt Studios.
UK glass artist Phil Vickery demos his hot glass technique at DC GlassWorks.
UK glass artist Roger Tye creates an “incalmo” glass vessel.
Roger Tye’s demo piece after annealing.

There are a still a number of events that will be coming up at the venue. Visit the exhibition website for more info:

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International Glass and Clay 2013 at Pepco Edison Place Gallery.

International Glass and Clay 2013  at Pepco Edison Place Gallery  @ 702 8th Street, NW, Washington, DC

March 1 – March 23, 2013. Gallery hours are Saturday and Tuesday, 12 p.m. to 4 p.m., and Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, 12 p.m. to 8 p.m.  The Gallery is closed on Sundays. The Gallery Place Metro station is within walking distance of the Gallery.

UK artist Jeffrey Sarmiento's Encyclopædia v.15
UK artist Jeffrey Sarmiento’s Encyclopædia v.15