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Mark Matthews Guest Artist Demo

Amphitheater Hot Shop
February 14, 2016 3:00pm to 5:00pm
Life & Death, Mark Matthews, 2013. Photo courtesy of the artist.

Mark Matthews creates highly-collectible and exacting spherical forms encasing everything from traditional swirls and lutzes to realistic interpretations of animal pelts. Watch him explore the sphere in this this special, extended demo on February 14 from 3–5 pm in the Amphitheater Hot Shop.

Inspired by the rich, 5,000 year old history of glass, Mark Matthews first began working with molten glass in 1974 while an undergraduate student at Kent State University. Now, he works in a small studio, typically with one assistant, 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.”

This event is included in the cost of admission (kids and teens 17 and under are free).