Shattered Glass Animals by Marta Klonowska


Marta Klonowska via

Amazing shattered glass animals by Marta Klonowska via This looks like the one we saw in Glasstress at the Museum of Arts and Design last year on one of the Glass Program day trips to New York.
– Sharyn O’Mara

Two great opportunities

UrbanGlass is seeking a Studio Head Technician

Workhouse Arts Center Glass Program Manager
The Workhouse Arts Center is currently in search of a new Glass Program Manager.  

The Workhouse Glass Program Manager is responsible for the design, coordination, and implementation of the Glass Program at the Workhouse Arts Center, including glass blowing in an expanding Hot Shop, fusing, torch working, stained glass, and casting.  This unique position calls for a “people person” with administrative/managerial skills who is knowledgeable of the contemporary glass art world and technically savvy with respect to glass-related equipment, and who operates well in an environment of constrained resources.  A Master’s degree within the glass/art related field is required, or equivalent professional experience.

The Workhouse Arts Center is located in Lorton Virginia, just south of Washington DC, in the repurposed historic DC Workhouse Prison.  The new Glass Program Manager will oversee a Gallery, three classrooms, a hot shop, and eight studios with resident artists.

The call is open until filled.   More information may be found here:

Exhibitions opening this weekend

Amber Cowan (Tyler Glass Faculty and MFA 2010) has a new body of work in New Visions: Jen Blazina, Amber Cowan, Joanna Manousis, & Stacey Lee Webber at Wexler Gallery, opening this FRIDAY MARCH 1 from 5 – 8pm. The exhibition runs March 1 – April 27. Wexler Gallery is at 201 North 3rd Street in Philadelphia (at the corner of 3rd and Race Streets).

Also, Tyler Glass senior Madeline Rile Smith has a piece in Sculpture Now 2013, a Washington Sculptors Group juried national group exhibition at Honfleur Gallery in Washington DC. The opening is Friday, March 1 from 6 – 9pm at 1241 Good Hope Road SE, Washington DC, 20020. Gallery hours: Tuesday – Saturday 12-5pm.


Madeline Rile Smith (Tyler Glass senior) with her work “Petrification” chosen for Sculpture NOW 2013 at the Honfleur Gallery in Washington DC
Flameworked and kiln formed glass, steel wool
7′ x 5′

Great Opportunity: Calling all artists/deadline is Friday!

1708 Gallery is accepting entries for our 3rd FEED Juried Biennial.
DEADLINE: THIS Friday, March 1, 2013!
1708 Gallery invites artists to submit work for the third 1708 Gallery Feed Biennial. This international juried exhibition is open to any professional or graduate student artist working in any medium. 1708 Gallery is a non-profit contemporary art space in Richmond, Virginia whose mission is to expand the understanding, development, and appreciation of contemporary art by giving exposure to both emerging and established artists. This exhibition will feature multiple works by the top 5 entries as selected by the jurors. Each of the 5 finalists will receive a $1000 honorarium.
The jurors are Sarah Eckhardt, Assistant Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art, Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond, VA and Corin Hewitt, Assistant Professor, Sculpture and Extended Media, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA.
To enter go to

Rob Wynne: Visiting Artist

Last Wednesday Rob Wynne gave a lecture as part of the Laurie Wagman Lecture Series. He gave us a brief overview of his extensive body of work starting with some early text based works from the 70’s. He showed a range of work from installations of poured glass text to delicate sewn imagery done with glass beads on vellum. As he spoke I found myself busy writing down quotes that emerge in his work. For example he described himself as a “deranged editor flying over the landscape” and stated, “a beautiful sound alone is not enough. He gave us simple words of wisdom for our creative process: you must “Black out and trust it” and “give yourself permission.”

Thank you, Rob, for an inspiring lecture and sharing your words, experiences, and work with us.

Jessica Jane Julius


Rob Wynne 2012
Silence that Wants to Speak
Poured and mirrored glass
86″ x 67″

Our Next Visiting Artist: ERICA ROSENFELD Lecture and Demo this Wednesday 27 February


Erica Rosenfeld 2007 – 2010
Fulton Street 1am
Fused, hot-worked, carved and sewn glass with seed beads, wire mesh and fabric
30” x 1.5” x 33”

Erica Rosenfeld will be at Tyler starting this Wednesday, February 27. She is the fourth artist in The Laurie Wagman Visiting Artist Series in Glass at Tyler School of Art and she will be here for a full week. In addition to a public lecture (1.30pm in 121) and demo (Hot Shop), she will be talking with several of the undergrad classes and giving demos specific to the course. I love the range of Erica’s work – from jewelry to amazing glass tapestries to performance as a member of The Burnt Asphalt Family. Here’s her bio:

Erica Rosenfeld lives and works in Brooklyn, NY.  She uses glass, beads, fabric, food and found objects to create her work. Aside from her sculpture, installations and performances, she has a line of jewelry and functional glass. Through all of these disciplines she seeks to make work that expresses time, conveys history, and serves as a means to preserve perceived memory. Her wearable art acts as models for her larger scale work; her sculpture becomes a memory of its smaller counterpart.

Erica is a founding member of The Burnt Asphalt Family, an artists’ collective whose mission is to create unique, performance-based “installations” that reinvent objects and redefine the relationships of audience and performer, observer and participant. “Each installation activates its space at the crossroads between art, craft, and design, through innovative techniques like hot-glass cooking demonstrations, shared meals and edible sculptures.”


Erica Rosenfeld, detail

Erica has taught at Urban Glass, The Corning Museum and Worchester Center for Crafts; she has been a visiting artist at University of the Arts, Pratt University and University of Louisville. Her work is included in the collection of the Museum of Arts and Design and The Museum of American Glass.  Erica also has been featured in various publications including The New York Times,  Glass Magazine, New York Magazine and American Craft.  Her work is shown internationally in galleries, museums, and stores.

Like all of our visiting artist presentations, Erica’s lecture and demo are open to the public.

– Sharyn O’Mara

Erica Rosenfeld and Jes Julius perform / The Burnt Asphalt Family

Erica Rosenfeld and Tyler Asst. Professor Jes Julius, members of The Burnt Asphalt Family, perform at Pittsburgh Glass Center