Bas-Relief Cast Glass In Architectural Settings

Kiln cast glass by Patrick Truby / Trubydesign.

Kiln cast glass by Patrick Truby / Trubydesign.

Exhibit and graphic designer Patrick Truby checked in with a couple photos of an architectural project that he completed that featured the cast glass he made at the Washington Glass School. Said Patrick of his work “…Refinished this 1920’s door set on barn style sliders for a friend’s house renovation with inset piece of dimensional kiln formed glass produced during my time … at Washington Glass School”


Cast glass by Patrick Truby

Patrick used to be the senior designer for the National Geographic Museum, where he designed graphics, exhibition build elements and promotional materials for over 60 in-house and traveling exhibits, ranging from information kiosks to touring exhibitions.

Fleet-Explorer In 2012, Patrick created cast glass artwork for Lindblad-National Geographic’s expedition ship, the National Geographic Explorer. Below is a photo of one of the cast glass panels as it was installed in one of the ship’s lounge areas.

Bas-relief cast glass panel in the Explorer depicts a school of fish swimming around the sandblast text.

Bas-relief cast glass panel in the Explorer depicts a school of fish swimming around the sandblast text.


Nice Rack


Patrick Truby with his bicycle rack design. Photo by Laura Wallach

Artist Patrick Truby was one of the designers of a unique bike rack that was recently installed in downtown Washington, DC to promote alternative and healthy transportation. Titled “Exploration”, the work is located at 17th and M St NW, outside of the the National Geographic Museum. The rack features stylized mountains, water, the sun and the moon. Unveiling the new fixture was Golden Triangle BID Executive Director Susan Norton, National Geographic Museum Director Susan Norton, Brookfield Properties Senior Vice President Greg Moyer and co-designer, National Geographic Museum Art Director, Alan Parente.

Patrick’s mixed media glass sculpture is one of the works at Gallery 555‘s show of sculptural work by students of the Washington Glass School, currently on exhibit thru June 30, 2011.

The Washington Glass School 10th Anniversary Student Sculpture Exhibit
Gallery 555dc
555 12th Street NW Lobby, Washington DC 20004
202-393-1409 or 240-447-6071

Cast glass and steel sculpture by Patrick Truby.

Congratulations Patrick & Alan!

Oh by the way – in case anyone wonders about how secure a “cool bike rack design” is –

each rack has (4) 6” anchor bolts in the concrete and has one tamper-proof bolt. Someone who passes the rack on the way to work each morning says that it has been filled everyday.