photo by Ben Tankersley / Washington Post
The Washington Post Sunday Magazine has a great article about how Erwin Timmers is able to source artwork from ordinary cast-offs. Washington Post writer Kris Coronado interviewed Erwin for the "Closer Inspection" column of the magazine, and spent the day at the school with photographer Ben Tankersley, wanting to know the story of seemingly every piece of glass they found.
Washington Post's Ben Tankersley sets up an impromptu photo studio for Erwin Timmers work
Kris writes: "Erwin Timmers, artist and co-founder of the Washington Glass School in Mount Rainier, has taken recycling to heart. “That’s my carbon footprint,” he jokes, pointing to a depression of his boot set in the large slab of repurposed green glass hung on the wall. “I like using objects that everybody recognizes that are everyday, common items,” he says, “that people don’t really realize what value they have ... until they end up in the trash heap."
Washington Post Magazine "Closer Inspection" Sunday, August 21, 2011
Get your paper this weekend! Or for those looking to minimize their carbon footprint - click HERE to read the article online. Want to know more about Erwin's upcoming class on fusing with recycled glass or making tables with recycled glass? Click HERE to jump to the Washington Glass School online class list.