Washingtonian Magazine on Tim Tate


Washingtonian Magazine photo by Stephen Voss

A nice article about Tim Tate was in the November issue of Washingtonian Magazine. The writer, Paul Barbagallo focuses on Tim’s original motivations for working in the glass medium, and how it keeps him going strong.

…”Always interested in art, he decided to try his hand at glassblowing: “I was going to leave behind a vase for my nephews and nieces to remember me by.”
Since then, Tate’s glass sculptures have been exhibited at the Museum of Arts and Design in New York, the Smithsonian American Art Museum and Renwick Gallery, and the Steps Gallery in London.
In 2001, he cofounded the Washington Glass School, carving out a communal studio space in an old Mount Rainier warehouse to mentor young artists. It’s here that he conceptualizes large installations, such as a donor wall for the DC-based charity Food and Friends, which features stained-glass squares.”…

Ignoring the fact the Food & Friends donor wall is not, in fact, made from stained glass – the magazine article is a nice, if brief, recap of Tim’s early glass history and how he was able to overcome his obstacles to emerge stronger as an artist.

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Charles Bresler: In Memoriam


Sad News: Charles Bresler, lifelong collector of Wood Turnng and Sculpture died Friday. Charlie and wife Fleur just celebrated the opening of their collection at the Renwick Gallery in Washington, DC. The Breslers are founding members of the James Renwick Alliance, and have been strong supporters of the arts and craft scene. The Bresler’s home and collection was featured in AmericanStyle magazine. Family requests donations in Charlie’s name to Food & Friends or to The Wood Turning Center.
From the Washington Post:

On October 22, 2010 of Rockville, MD. Beloved husband of Fleur Bresler; devoted father of Sidney (Phyllis), Susan, Lynne (Michael), Edward, Carol (Carolyn) and the late William; grandfather of Alex, Jonathan, Amanda, Audessa, Jessica, Rebecca, Louis, Anthony and Ruby. Graveside services will be held on Monday, October 25 at 10:30 a.m. at Garden of Remembrance Cemetery, 14321 Comas Rd., Clarksburg, MD. Family will be observing Shiva on Monday and Tuesday at his home in Rockville, MD at 6:30 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Food and Friends of Washington D.C. or The Wood Turning Center, 501 Vine St., Philadelphia, PA 19106.

Food & Friends ‘Friendship Wall’


The charity organization Food & Friends had commissioned the Washington Glass Studio to create its outdoor donor wall, located in the park adjacent to its Northeast Washington, DC facility. The wall is made of bas-relief cast glass, made in muted autumnal Bullseye glass colors, and set in a steel framework. The donor names are engraved on metal inset panels. The translucent panels allow for light and color to pass thru the memorial.

Food & Friends was founded to serve a distinct need in the community — feeding those who are sick. This need persists and continues to grow. For more than twenty years, Food & Friends has been the only organization in the Washington metropolitan area to provide life-sustaining nutrition to our neighbors in need. For more information on Food & Friends and how you can help out – click HERE .
To order a delicious Thanksgiving Pie from Food & Friends – click HERE

photos by: Anything Photograhic

The Friendship Donor Wall opened this past September. Check out some of the architectural projects by the Washington Glass Studio – click HERE.

Food & Friends Memorial Wall


The Washington Glass Studio created the new donor wall for the charity organization Food & Friends. The mission of Food & Friends is to foster a community caring for men, women, and children living with HIV/AIDS, cancer, and other life-challenging illnesses by preparing and delivering specialized meals and groceries in conjunction with nutrition counseling. The new donor wall was dedicated in the newly landscaped ‘Garden of Gratitude’ this past weekend.

Cast glass leaf panels with inset memorials.

Click HERE for more information about Food & Friends