Sandy Spring Museum Presents The Poetry of Glass

By East City Art Editorial Team on April 17, 2023

Sun, April 30 2023 — Sun, May 28 2023

Anne Clark, Radiance, stained glass
Demo/Workshop: Sunday, April 30 from 11am to 4pm

The Poetry of Glass is a showcase of works by members of the National Capital Art Glass Guild, featuring works by 42 glass artists.

About the Exhibit

The Poetry of Glass is a showcase of works by members of the National Capital Art Glass Guild, featuring works by more than 40 glass artists across all aspects of the medium, from “cold” glass (stained) to “warm” glass (fused) to “hot” glass (blown).

Their art illustrates the range of this amazing material: translucent and opaque, colorful, joyful and mysterious, responsive to gravity and variations in heat in ways that are often unpredictable. Exhibitors have studied with nationally and internationally recognized masters and include gallery owners, scientists, and educators. Works on display range from purely decorative and fine art to functional and architectural pieces. Like poets, members find their inspiration in nature, science, history, music, fabric, rhythm, abstraction, emotion, geometry, organic matter, and more. They are constantly experimenting, exploring, and inventing new techniques.

During the exhibition period there will be opportunities to learn about the many forms of glass art: blown, fused, mosaic, and stained glass.

About The Artists

The National Capital Art Glass Guild (NCAGG) was founded in 1978 as a community of artisans interested in stained glass. As the glass arts have expanded, the Guild and the interests of its members have grown to include any and all forms of glass art, including but not limited to blown, mosaic, kiln-formed (fused), and lamp-worked glass. Through meetings, workshops, presentations, and exhibitions, the NCAGG provides a forum for the exchange of ideas and experiences and promotes in the community at large all aspects of glass as an art and craft.

Participating member artists include Kate Barfield, Tracey Bosworth, Elaine Byergo, Regine Camacho, Mimi Cameron, Lani Clark, Anne Clark, Patricia de Poel Wilberg, Kristin Ellis, Ginger Ferrell, Jessica FitzGerald, Tamah Graber, Graciela Granek, Judy Gregurich, Margaret Halpin, Sarah Hammack, Merrilee Harrigan, Shayna Heller, John Henderson Jr., Carolyn Hill, Amoretta Hoeber, Katherine June Siena Hubley, Allan Jaworski, Marty Kremer, Andrew Lang, Betsy Mead, Nikki O’Neill, Sarah Pick, Doris Ross, Jill Russ, Sherry Selevan, Lynda Slayen, Lauren Madsen Snarr, Becky Snider, Maureen Storey, Lynne Taraken, Katherine Thomas, Karen Wallace, Robert Wiener, Janet Wittenberg, and Amy Wolverton.

Exhibit Programs

The Poetry of Glass art demos/workshops

April 30, 2023 from 11 am -4 pm

Several participating artists will offer glass art demonstrations inside and outside the Museum, including glass blowing by Philip Valencia; stained glass using the “Tiffany method” of copper foiling and soldering by Elaine Byergo; painting on glass with enamels: pen-work for fine lines by Anne Clark; glass cutting; and mosaics. 

About Sandy Spring Museum
Sandy Spring Museum supports community-driven cultural arts and educational programs. We gather community to build a sense of place and belonging.  Sandy Spring Museum is located at 17901 Bentley Road, Sandy Spring, MD 20860. The museum is wheelchair accessible. General admission is free. For more information, visit

Sandy Spring Museum is located at 17901 Bentley Road, Sandy Spring, MD.