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Mark Matthews Guest Artist Demonstration (February 2019)

Watch Mark Matthews' live demo from February's Marvelous Marble Day event. See the final marble out of the annealer starting at 1:19:57. Inspired by the rich, 5,000-year-old history of glass, Matthews works in a small studio exploring all the ways radically different designs and techniques can be used in a single form: the sphere. Matthews also uses tools and equipment that he’s developed specifically for the creation of his spheres. Why the sphere? He says: “For me, the sphere is a device that unifies my radically diverse explorations in glass.”

The Guest Artist Series features world-class visiting artists at work in the Amphitheater Hot Shop. These special, extended demonstrations provide a fascinating peek at the techniques, artistry, and improvisation that comprise contemporary glassmaking. Our own Hot Glass Demo Team assists and narrates for each artist, answering audience questions in real time.