News & Shows

Rent Space in Washington Glass School Artist Incubator Studio!

If you have always wanted a studio space to work on your kiln-formed glass, but didn’t have room where you live, or didn’t have a huge amount to invest in a giant glass studio…..then you might like the thought of becoming one of the studio artists here at the Washington Glass School!

Your table/studio space runs $450 per month, and not only do you finally have a dedicated space for you to work in, but you also join a vibrant and successful community of glass artists and opportunities.

The Washington Glass School (near the Rhode Island/ Route 1 Eastern Ave border of the District of Columbia) is now accepting applications for artist incubator studio spaces (available immediately).

As a studio artist – besides being part of a community, you have access to the studio’s cold shop facility and kiln firings.
Interested? Call Tim Tate (202) 744-8222


Connections and Conversations: Montpelier Arts Center’s 43rd annual invitational sculpture exhibition showcases the Washington Glass School. Using glass as the primary creative material, the artists from the Washington Glass School explore new territories, going beyond the boundaries of tradition. They illuminate and examine the diverse worlds we live in, sparking conversations and creating connections.

See all your favorite WGS artist together in one show! Curated by AACG glass educator and collector Howard Cohen.

June 7 to July 28, 2024

Montpelier Arts Center




Joyce Scott & Tim Tate, “Now”

Tim Tate’s work at Goya Gallery in Baltimore

NOW: Collaborations by Joyce J. Scott and Tim Tate
April 12- August 4, 2024

The exhibit features work from Tim Tate and Joyce Scott which was made at WGS over a 7-month period last year.

Goya Contemporary

Mill Centre Studio 214

3000 Chestnut Avenue

Baltimore, MD 21211




Axios’ news site story is all about DC’s Commemorate DC Public art program featuring Michael Janis’ glass and steel monument design to honor the Enslaved People Who Built the US Capitol. Have a read of the story about the pilot program! (And click link in article to cast a vote on the design!)…/07/14/new-memorials-commemorate-dc

BOOKS & Magazines

Glass Secessionism

The intent of this group is to underscore and define the 21st Century Sculptural Glass Movement and to illustrate the differences and strengths compared to late 20th century technique-driven glass. While the 20th century glass artists contributions have been spectacular and ground breaking, this group focuses on the aesthetic of the 21st century. The object of the Glass-Secession is to advance glass as applied to sculptural expression; to draw together those glass artists practicing or otherwise interested in the arts, and to discuss from time to time examples of the Glass-Secession or other narrative work. Jump to the Facebook group page.

The American Craft Council interviewed Tim Tate about the post-studio glass movement in its April/May 2014 magazine – click HERE to jump to the article.

American Craft Magazine Features Washington Glass Studio


The June/July 2013 issue of American Craft Magazine featured an “In Progress” review of the collaborative process employed in the creation of the new glass doors for the US Library of Congress Adams Building. An interview with Michael Janis and Tim Tate outlines how the spectacular doors came into being – over a 9 year period. Some great photos in the article!

Glass Art Magazine Features Michael Janis

The Jan/Feb 2017 issue of Glass Art Magazine features a great profile on Michael Janis. Michael was interviewed for Glass Art’s podcast series “Talking Out Your Glass” earlier in 2016, and the magazine has followed up their 2012 cover story about Michael with another great article!

American Style Magazine’s June 06 issue featured the works of Tim Tate, Erwin Timmers, Michael Janis, and Liz Mears, and reviewed the impact the Washington Glass School has on the ‘content-driven’ art movement.