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Mark Matthews Guest Artist Demonstration

Amphitheater Hot Shop
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February 18, 2018 10:00am to 3:00pm
Mark Matthews Guest Artist Demonstration

See guest artist Mark Matthews during a live, narrated demonstration in the Amphitheater Hot Shop on February 18 from 10 am to 12 pm and 1 to 3 pm.

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.”

These demos are included in the cost of admission (kids and teens 17 and under are free).

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Mark Matthews

Mark Matthews

Mark Matthews has become internationally recognized for his mastery of the glass sphere. He began handling molten glass for aesthetic purposes in 1974 while studying with Henry Halem at Kent State University. The sphere, with its minimal physicality, has become the one factor unifying Matthews’ investigations of color systems and radically diverse explorations in historical glass techniques.

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Live-Streamed Demonstration: Mark Matthews

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Amphitheater Hot Shop
Live-Streamed Demonstration: Mark Matthews