Nancy Weisser Retrospective at Artist & Makers I

Nancy Weisser Solo Retrospective at Artists & Makers I Studio

Nancy Weisser Solo Retrospective at Artists & Makers I Studio

Rockville, MD’s Artists & Makers Studios will present a solo retrospective of glass artist Nancy Weisser’s lifelong career, including 40-plus years in the art glass field. The show will cover several themes- installations, new works, and work on paper and canvas.

Nancy Weisser
Experimental: Devotion to Discovery
September 7- 26, 2018
Opening Reception
Friday, September 7, 6-9 PM
Artists & Makers I
11810 Parklawn Dr, Suite 210
Rockville, MD 20852 

Nancy Weisser is a Kensington, Maryland- based artist specializing in kiln-formed glass. She owns and operates Weisser Glass Studio.

Experimental is a thread that runs through Nancy’s diverse body of work: “My devotion to discovery is about the pursuit of creating something new and my desire to learn along the way whether it be about material, process, or self. Art making for me is about trusting my instincts, nurturing curiosity and challenging myself even when it’s uncomfortable or difficult. This approach has allowed me to move forward and keep my work fresh”.

Max DeMulder Goes Wild At VisArts

Max DeMulder gets ready to work at the Glass School.

Max DeMulder gets ready to work at the Glass School.

The Glass School’s newest artist – Max DeMulder – has a solo show at VisArts Common Ground Gallery, titled “A Wild and Untamed Thing”.

Max’s new mixed media works are wild and fun and look spectacular in the space! 

Max DeMulder, "Blahh"; 2016, coper formed and fabricated with found objects.

Max DeMulder, “Blahh”; 2016, coper formed and fabricated with found objects.

Max has recently shown his art in the VisAbility Art Lab show at VisArts January 2016, Grump, December 2016 in Crystal City, VA, Outer Limits at the Ratner Gallery in Bethesda, March 2017, Artomatic, March 2017 in Crystal City, VA., Creative Craft Council, at Strathmore, April 2017, Takoma Park Folk Festival, September 2017, and VisAbility Art Lab Holiday Show, December 2017

About the artist: Max DeMulder grew up in Silver Spring, MD and decided to pursue a career in art from a young age. At Katherine Thomas High School, Max cultivated his artistic talent, working with clay, painting, mosaics, and mixed media, with a great interest in found objects.

As a Boy Scout, Max did woodwork, leather and metalwork and became an Eagle Scout in January 2018. In addition to creating his own work and time spent at the VisAbility Art Lab, Max apprentices with Nick Barnes, metal smith, and has worked with him for ten years. Max has assisted sculptor Howard Connelly with projects. Currently, Max is interning at Washington Glass School under the tutelage of Erwin Timmers along with Tim Tate and Michael Janis.

Max DeMulder: A Wild and Untamed Thing
VisArts Common Ground Gallery
155 Gibbs Street
Rockville, MD 20850

August 15 – August 26, 2018
Common Ground Gallery
Opening Reception and Artist Talk: Sunday, August 19, 2 – 4 PM

Breaking Glass News! Tim Tate Named JRA Distinguished Artist!

How often has this blog posted about and singing the praises of the glass artist known as Tim Tate? Well, now we have confirmation of his status! 

tim.tate.authorThe James Renwick Alliance (JRA) is a vibrant group of art enthusiasts, collectors, artists, educators, students and art professionals who share a passion for contemporary American craft. The organization presents a diverse schedule of programs including, social events, educational lectures and tours, and art-inspired excursions. The JRA’s annual Distinguished Artist Series brings notable craft artists from around the country to provide insight into their work. Tim Tate is this year’s Distinguished Artist in Glass. 

The Distinguished Artist Series (DAS) offers a Saturday workshop from 9:30am-12:00pm (fee, registration required.) The artists demonstrate some of their unique techniques and discuss their work and the overall medium. Workshops may be hands-on or demonstration only. Workshop participants may attend a Saturday potluck dinner with the artists on a space available basis.

Upcoming JRA Distinguished artists 

Oct. 6-7, 2018 Tim Tate, Glass
Dec. 8-9, 2018 Bennet Bean, Ceramic & Craft Media
Mar. 9-10, 2019 Tim Harding, Fiber
May 4-5, 2019 Elizabeth Brim, Metal

Free Lecture:

Sunday, October 7  | 2pm – 3:30pm (After the Chrysalis Award)
American University Katzen Arts Center  |  4400 Massachusetts Ave NW, Washington, DC

Please note:  There will be a short presentation to JRA’s Chrysalis award winner before Tim’s lecture.  This special award will be given this year to an emerging artist in glass.

Fire Destroys Glass Artists Studio in Pennsylvania

Remnants of Christina Bothwell's sculpture lie in the charred remains of her studio.

Remnants of Christina Bothwell’s sculpture lie in the charred remains of her studio.

Devastating fire yesterday destroyed artists Christina Bothwell and Robert Bender’s studio in rural Pennsylvania. The family is ok – but the barn that made their shop and studio, along with all their works have been destroyed. Last year, glass artist Clifford Rainey‘s studio and work were lost in California’s “Atlas fire”.

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