Here visitors can watch two types of glass fabrication, kiln formed and glass blowing.
Kiln Formed Glass
The Glen Echo Art Glass Consortium is a resource center for kilnformed glass that serves the entire Washington metropolitan area. The Consortium is directed by four studio glass artists-in-residence, (Bobbi Vischi, Zayde Sleph, Christine Hekimian, and Diane Cabe) who are committed to both teaching and creating. These artists, plus eight other professional glass artists, offer a variety of classes in kilnforming, kiln casting, the roll-up technique, pate de verre, Venetian glass bead making, flameworking, color and design, painting and silk-screening on glass, stained glass, and architectural installations. Consortium members exhibit their works both locally and nationally, and have received awards for excellence in their art. The Consortium's Arcade Glass Studio and Gallery are open to the public Friday - Sunday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and by appointment. For further information email [email protected]
Glassworks at Glen Echo Park is the D.C. area's first glass school. Classes are taught each quarter for novice and advanced students. When classes are not in session, the studio is open for visitors to observe glassblowing and view the work of resident artists Rick Sherbert and Ben Boynton. Please call for our open studio schedule as it changes weekly.
Phone 301.229.4184 www.ricksherbertglass.com