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Mark Matthews: Guest Artist Demonstration

Amphitheater Hot Shop
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February 17, 2019 10:00am to 3:00pm
Mark Matthews works on a piece of glass on a punty held by another gaffer.

See guest artist Mark Matthews during a live, narrated demonstration in the Amphitheater Hot Shop on February 17 from 10 am to 12 pm and 1 to 3 pm. To celebrate Marble Day, watch this master of marbles make his colorful spheres with a little help from the Museum's Hot Glass Team.

Inspired by the rich, 5,000-year-old history of glass, 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).

Not able to make it to the Museum? Watch the live stream! Each demo will be added to our YouTube channel. See the full listing of past live streamed demonstrations, and check back for new videos soon.