Glass Masters at Work: Mark Matthews
This video presents Mark Matthews, a maker of extraordinary glass spheres, and demonstrates how he creates some of his designs.
Matthews is renowned for the impressive range of techniques he uses to produce complex geometric patterns and realistic interpretations of animal pelts within glass spheres. For his marbles, Matthews draws heavily from historical influences that span the 3,500-year history of glassmaking.
In interviews, the artist shares his diverse and sometimes surprising sources of inspiration. The film, by Academy and Emmy award-winning documentary filmmaker Robin Lehman, was made at The Studio of The Corning Museum of Glass, and it gives students, artists, and anyone interested in the glass arts a unique opportunity to experience Matthews's genius.