Mining 5,000 years of glass history as a rich source of inspiration, Matthews has become internationally recognized for his mastery of the glass sphere. He utilizes both modern and ancient techniques to create everything from traditional swirls and lutz marbles to realistic interpretations of animal pelts.
"My goal is to explore the ways radically different designs and techniques can be used within a well-defined category such as spheres. The sphere, with its minimal physicality, has become the one factor unifying all my explorations of color systems and diverse historical glass techniques.” -Mark Matthews
Matthews works from his studio in Archbold, Ohio.
SMALL WORKS | BIG IMPACT 2019Intimately-scaled works by gallery artists and special guests 14 Nov - 31 Dec 2019This year’s curated exhibition of intimately scaled works by gallery artists and special guests addresses themes of memory, the passage of time, mortality, and the natural world. Although small in scale, these works have real presence, conveying the sensibility and proficiency of their accomplished makers. Delicate wood feathers, atmospheric landscapes,...