UK's National Glass Centre at the University of Sunderland
Representatives from one of the world's leading glass art education centers - the UK's University of Sunderland and National Glass Centremet this week with the directors of the Washington Glass School to discuss collaborative educational opportunities between the two glass schools. Residencies both here at the Washington Glass School and at the University of Sunderland, exhibitions and how to enable a free exchange of ideas, students and staff are amongst the topics to be worked through. It would be very exciting to have many of the UK glass artists we first met at the Artomatic-sponsored "Glass 3" collaborative exhibit between 3 world glass centers held in 2008, and saw more of during the critically acclaimed Artomatic 2009, come and teach their techniques and tricks.
We will post more information on this topic as this collaboration develops.
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.