An odd day - working at the glass studio on Sunday - perfect day -nice & quiet. A neighbor comes to the door - asking if the ducklings under my car are mine. Sure enough, there are 5 baby ducks cowering under the car. In the middle of the decidedly un-pastoral Mount Rainier, MD. No mother duck in site. No body of water in sight - except for the open sewer run-off ditch. We decide that we should capture the ducks and release somewhere more appropriate - along the bay. The neighbor said that she has raised ducks before, and would take care of them until they were older and could fend for themselves. A stint of running around trying to capture the ducklings (who run much faster than you might think) and they were all rounded up. What an usual Mother's Day at the Glass School (& how typical).
The Washington Glass School is a unique educational program in the Nation's Capital area, operating as the sculptural glass education, artistic and community center and resource for the mid-Atlantic region, serving students, artists and the general public. It encourages research and exploration of new techniques in all aspects of glass (blown, cast, fused, cold worked) as well as other media such as steel, ceramics, lighting and concrete. Our goal is to introduce artists in other media to the depth, processes and joys of glass to enhance their work.