05 March 2013

Never Mind The Bullseye - Here's The Glass Pistols

"007 – Walther P99", Light, Fused water jet cut BE glass, 2010, Dr Magareth Troli - artwork featured in the "International Glass + Clay 2013" exhibit
A number of the UK artists exhibiting in the International Glass and Clay 2013 show (at Pepco Edison Place Gallery -702 8th Street, NW, Washington, DC) have come to the opening events and programs. The visiting UK artists have hit DC town running - there have been a number of Glass and Clay show events to keep them occupied!
UK Glass Artist Demo at Washington Glass School during International Glass & Clay
Robyn Townsend's artwork incorporates glass and metal
Demos by UK Artists:
Criss Chaney and Robyn Townsend showed their techniques for metal inclusions and patinas in glass.
Criss Chaney shows how the patinas are formed
Robyn Townsend and Criss Chaney
Over at DC GlassWorks, Colin Rennie, Phil Vickery and Roger Tye wowed the fans of blown glass with a series of virtuoso feats in hot glass. 
UK artist Phil Vickery demonstrates the process for his beautiful glass forms
L-R Colin Rennie, Phil Vickery and Roger Tye at DC GlassWorks
Roger Tye makes a triple incalmo bowl in red, white and blue.
Colin Rennie ended the demos with a flourish!
Artists in the exhibit have a get-together at Artomatic founder George Koch's place. (Top row L-R: Anne Tye, Tom Hurst, Catherine Auld, Roger Tye. Bottom row L-R: Dr Magareth Troli, Phil Vickery, Robyn Townsend, Criss Chaney, Audrey Wilson, Philippa Whiteside, Colin Rennie)
The exhibit continues thru March 23 - make sure you come into the gallery to see this incredible showcase of art from the US and UK.
International Glass and Clay 2013
Pepco Edison Place Gallery  @ 702 8th Street, NW, Washington, DC
Gallery hours are Saturday and Tuesday, 12 p.m. to 4 p.m., and Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, 12 p.m. to 8 p.m. The Gallery is closed on Sundays. The Gallery Place Metro station is within walking distance of the Gallery. The show is organized by Artomatic and the DCCAH.

1 comment:

Lori said...

I love the title! the event looks great too!