Going Green - Recycled Glass Art with Erwin Timmers
Date(s): April 16 & 17, 2011
Time(s): 10:00am - 4:00pm each day
Brazee Street School of Glass is pleased to welcome distinguished glass artist and instructor, Erwin Timmers. Green up your life and art in this exploration into using recycled glass to make sculptural pieces, architectural elements, and tableware. Join us for this two-day workshop where students will explore a variety of techniques including fusing, casting, and slumping. Glass chemistry, coloration, and firing temperatures will be explained for each particular application. It is a fantastic way to learn aspects of any warm glass work while focusing on recycling!
Once you start down the path of recycled glass, you will see more and more opportunities for experimentation around you. No prior experience is necessary - you are encouraged to bring in materials you'd like to try...and you will leave with several very cool items.
CLICK HERE TO REGISTER: http://www.brazeestreetstudios.com/home/classes/parms/1/class/going_green_-_recycled_glass_art_with_erwin_timmers.html
Erwin Timmers is the co-founder of the Washington Glass Studio and Washington Glass School. Originally from Amsterdam, he moved to California and graduated from Santa Monica College for Design Arts and Architecture. In 1999 he moved to the Washington DC area and since then his sculptural artwork has been on display in Zenith Gallery, Fraser Gallery, and Gallery Neptune. He is featured in various prominent collections and has received commissions from numerous commercial enterprises, such as Starwood Urban, The Magruder Companies, David Greggory Restaurant, Food and Friends, and the Prince George's County courthouse. His approach to art is multifaceted, incorporating metalwork, innovative lighting and glass design. He teaches glass, lighting, sculpture, and metal work. Industrial salvage and recycling are recurring themes in his work, which he sees as crucial parts to the interaction with one's surroundings.