Erwin Timmers is originally from Amsterdam, the Netherlands, and moved to California to study at the Santa Monica College for Design Arts and Architecture.
In 1999 he moved to the Washington DC area and co-founded the Washington Glass Studio and the Washington Glass School. His approach to art is multifaceted—incorporating innovative lighting, metalwork, and glass design. Industrial salvage and recycling are recurring themes, which he sees as crucial parts to the interaction with one’s surroundings.
Timmers’ work has been on featured in many prominent art collections and exhibited at Zenith Gallery, Fraser Gallery, and Gallery Neptune. He has been commissioned commercial clients such as including Starwood Urban, The Magruder Companies, David Greggory Restaurant, Food and Friends, and the Prince George’s County courthouse.