Washington Glass School Winter Open Studio






Event: Saturday, December 14 Noon to 5pm


It’s that time of year! The artists, elves and instructors of the Washington Glass School all gather around the warmth of the kilns and invite everyone to celebrate the season.


This Saturday, December 14th, from 12 Noon til 5, the public is invited to come in to the studio and check out works by some of the hottest and most thoughtful artwork coming from the DC area.


It’s a great time to socialize with the arts community and hang with some of these artists.

Also visit the adjacent studios – Alonzo Davis and Alec Simpson’s Blue Door studio, Ellyn Weiss’ studio, nearby Ani Kasten‘s new studio space at 3815 34th Street is also open – make a day of it! 


The next door  Flux Studios will also have open studio and their First Annual Cup Show Invitational,  featuring 13 well-known makers from around the United States – make this event your One Stop Art Shop!


Washington Glass School Winter Open House is located at  3700 Otis Street Mount Rainier, MD20712

Michael Janis
Authored by: Michael Janis

Michael Janis developed a focus on glass after working for twenty years as an architect in the United States and Australia. Now as Co-Director of the Washington Glass School, Janis has taught at the UK’s National Glass Centre at the University of Sunderland, Penland School of Crafts, California’s Bay Area Glass Institute, Cleveland Institute of Art, and The Glass Furnace (Istanbul, Turkey). Awarded a Fulbright Scholarship in 2012, he became an Artist-in-Residence at the Institute for International Research in Glass (IIRG) at the University of Sunderland. Janis’ artwork has been shown at major galleries and international art fairs and is included in the permanent collection of the Art Institute of Chicago. In 2011, Janis had a solo exhibition of his artwork at the Fuller Craft Museum (Massachusetts), and was named a “Rising Star” by the Creative Glass Center of America. The James Renwick Alliance named him "Distinguished Artist 2013/2014 and had him present his work at the Smithsonian American Art Museum. Janis was awarded the prestigious Mayor's Arts Award for Excellence in the Arts in 2016. Janis is also editor the Washington Glass School blog.