Mark Matthews

Mining five thousand years of glass history for inspiration, Mark Matthews is internationally recognized for his mastery of the glass sphere. He utilizes modern and ancient techniques to create everything from traditional swirls and bands 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,” he says. “The sphere, with its minimal physicality, has become the one factor unifying all my explorations of color systems and diverse historical glass techniques.”