Join the James Renwick Alliance this weekend –  October 24 and 25 for the JRA Craft Weekend in their first-ever digital Craft Weekend!  Come one, come all, to the most fabulous Craft Weekend of them all. The Weekend will feature the Carnival of Craft, hosted by Michael Monroe, taking place this Saturday at 7pm ET. Craft fortunes, magic, and more. This is bound to be one of the most fun craft events of quarantine.

The Craft Mediums will entertain with good fortunes and predictions that will astound and amaze. Get ready for many OMG moments!

The Craft Mediums will entertain with good fortunes and predictions that will astound and amaze. Get ready for many OMG moments!

The James Renwick Alliance (JRA) invites all to a lively weekend of 3 events in 2 days, celebrating American Craft and the 2020 Distinguished Educators. 


Join the 2020 James Renwick Alliance Distinguished Educator Symposium online, featuring Syd Carpenter, Warren Seelig, Sondra Sherman and Carol Savion on behalf of Craft in America. The Distinguished Educators, will speak about their experiences and inspiration, sharing student work, and discussing the field of craft education. The conversation will be moderated by Leila Cartier, Executive Director of CraftNOW Philadelphia.



As part of the night’s entertainment – you won’t want to miss what The Washington Post calls everyone’s “favorite mad-genius magician,” David London! He will be joining the event on Saturday, October 24 where he will encourage us to explore our creativity and sense of wonder. David is a magician, storyteller and experience designer based in Baltimore, MD, who creates and presents original interactive magical experiences. As a 20-plus-year practitioner, student and writer on the art of illusion, London’s created a series of dazzlingly original stage productions and appeared at over 30 magic events throughout the country. His specialty is an engaging blend of illusion, storytelling, comedy, and even some sly surrealism.


jra.craft.tourIn this fun exclusive social event we will see the collection of Sharon Karmazin, Judith & Martin Schwartz, and Fred & Susan Sanders. Each collection, stunning on its own, creates a unique opportunity to see some of these top collections all in one afternoon with fellow JRA donors and friends. ​

Click HERE to find out more about Craft Weekend and to online links to register !

The James Renwick Alliance is made up of collectors, artists, educators, gallery and museum professionals and others who share a passion for contemporary American craft. For more information – click HERE

Registration For Classes – ONLINE!

>The Washington Glass School has finally moved forward with the secure online class registration option pf PayPal! (Yay! Huzzah! About Time!)

Now when you look online at the list of classes, register yourself right then and there – immediate gratification (finally!)

Have a look at the class list below – registration is now easy-peasy-lemon-squeezy.

Washington Glass School’s

Spring & Summer Schedule 2010
Class 1014 – Beginner’s Glass Lover’s Weekend
Class 1015 – Lighting Solutions For Your Home
Class 1016 – Beginning Sculptural Flameworking
Class 1017 – The Next Step in Sculptural Flameworking
Class 1018 – Bowls Bowls Bowls
Class 1019 – Bullseye Glass Rollup Class
Class 1020 – Get Your Imagery In the Glass Workshop
Class 1021 – Basics of Lost Wax Casting
Class 1022 – Beginning MIG Weldng
Class 1023 – Photographic Image Transfer on Glass Workshop
Class 1024 – Open Studio
Seminar 222 – “Social Networking & Marketing Your Art”
Seminar 333 – Demo “Inflating Fused Glass by guest artist Matt Szosz”

Seminar 444 – Special Day of Photographing Your Art

Class registration