Washingtonian Magazine photo by Stephen Voss
A nice article about Tim Tate was in the November issue of Washingtonian Magazine. The writer, Paul Barbagallo focuses on Tim's original motivations for working in the glass medium, and how it keeps him going strong.
..."Always interested in art, he decided to try his hand at glassblowing: “I was going to leave behind a vase for my nephews and nieces to remember me by.”
Since then, Tate’s glass sculptures have been exhibited at the Museum of Arts and Design in New York, the Smithsonian American Art Museum and Renwick Gallery, and the Steps Gallery in London.
In 2001, he cofounded the Washington Glass School, carving out a communal studio space in an old Mount Rainier warehouse to mentor young artists. It’s here that he conceptualizes large installations, such as a donor wall for the DC-based charity Food and Friends, which features stained-glass squares."...
Ignoring the fact the Food & Friends donor wall is not, in fact, made from stained glass - the magazine article is a nice, if brief, recap of Tim's early glass history and how he was able to overcome his obstacles to emerge stronger as an artist.
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