Tuesday, December 29, 2009

First Night Installation BAZZAR @ the Arnstien

Marble City Glassworks sculpture installation First Night® Knoxville BAZZAR @ the Arnstein Festivities Start at 3:00 PM with the Children’s Festival at the Tennessee Theater. Performances begin at 7:00 PM. Join us for First Night® Knoxville 2010 http://ow.ly/QVql
This Thursday December 31 st.


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Thursday, December 3, 2009

Market Square Holiday Market this Saturday.

The Holiday Market starts this weekend. Come downtown! 11:00AM - 8PM Saturday


Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Holiday Market 2009

Join us on Historic Market Square for the Holiday Market Saturday Dec. 5th, 12th and 19th. The Holiday Market is a Knoxville tradition full of family fun for everyone. Crafters and Artisans from around the region come to display their creations for your perusal among all the sights and sounds of holidays.

Taking Orders

If there is something you like email glassmanmds@yahoo.com.
Everything can be custom made, but prices will change according to style or color.

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Registration form Introduction to Glass.

UPDATE: Classes after Dec. 6th are canceled. We will Resume Classes After the Holidays. Stay Tuned for more information.

Come find out what the glassblowing is all about! In this three hour class we will introduce you to the world of hot glass. Learn from an instructor the basics of making your own custom paperweight. This class is short and to the point, and affordable. The best part is that you will be able to pick up the very paperweight you make once it has gone through the post production process. There will also be a group piece made that will highlight the team aspect of blowing glass.

Prerequisite: None
Cost: $75.00
Students required: 3
Maximum class size: 4

1/2 hour orientation for first time visitors to the studio.
3 hour class
Click this link to register for a class

Safety is always a concern when working around hot glass. Standard workshop safety is universal. If you have long hair it should be put up and out of the way. Cotton clothing is a must, synthetics melt and that's no fun. Contacts are not recommended
for the same reason. Its not shorts weather in the shop right now but it is t-shirt weather. Bring an old sock that can be used as a "sleeve" to help protect yourself from the heat. Some safety glasses are available upon request, UV rated safety glasses are recommended, no sunglasses.

Friday, October 23, 2009

Don't worry, the Marble City Glassworks booth is inside @ mountain makin's

We'll be settling in inside the Rose Center for the 2009 Mountain Makins Festival http://ow.ly/wdnY. Come to Morristown for a festive time inside.

Monday, October 19, 2009

Hot Glass Classes

We are now in the process of scheduling class time. Please let us know if you are interested in learning how to handle hot glass.


Monday, October 12, 2009

2009 Mountain Makins Festival Oct. 24 & Oct. 25

Marble City Glassworks at the 2009 Mountain Makins Festival Oct. 24 & Oct. 25

_Marble City Glassworks_ invites you to join us at the Rose Center for the
2009 _Mountain Makins Festival in Morristown, TN_.

_Mountain Makins_ is a folk life/crafts festival celebrating the traditions
of Appalachia through traditional music and dance, storytelling, regional
authors, fine art, juried crafts, skilled demonstrations, a variety of
delicious food, children's activities and more. The festival takes place
inside and outside the Rose Center, an 1892 school building which is now an
historical museum and cultural arts center.

The _34th Annual Mountain Makins Festival_, recipient of the _Southeast
Tourism Award of Excellence for 2004_, listed as a _Great Escape_ by the New
York Times in 2002, and named by the Southeast Tourism Society as a _Top 20
Event In The Southeast_ for October 2001 and most recently for October 2008,
will be celebrated at Rose Center on _Saturday, October 24, 2008_, from
10:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M. and _Sunday, October 25, 2008_, from 11:00 A.M.
until 5:00 P.M.

Click here for more information about the Moutain Makins Festival


Click here for a map to the Rose Center in Morristown.


Thursday, October 1, 2009

Melting Glass

We have been charging the furnace since this morning. We should have beautiful clear glass for Saturday.

Charging: Adding raw glass to a hot funace and melting the glass to a workable consistancy.

Monday, September 28, 2009

Turning it up

The furnace is sitting at 1000 degrees. Temperature wise we're about halfway there.

Sunday, September 27, 2009

Just Can't Wait

Well, I couldn't help myself. So I checked the furnace to see how the march up to temperature is going. 522 degrees and climbing, all's well.


The furnace is up to 280 degrees and rising, slowly.

Here we go!

We are bringing our furnace back online. We are currently holding at 200 degrees. We hope to be at 500 by the end of the day.

Saturday, June 27, 2009

Marble City Glassworks Artists Bios Now Online

Matt Salley

Matt Salley was attracted to glass art at a young age and now it is his passion. The ability to manipulate a molten mass of glass into objects of art engages Salley to the medium. His mission is to create a community environment that is designed to allow accomplished and beginning artists to learn and create together. Matt was born in Michigan but on his way to Tennessee he lived in Toledo, Ohio, the "Glass City", for a few years.

In 1992 Salley began glassblowing with Connie Christopher with the idea of a temporary job. However, the medium never left him as he continued along the path of life. Salley has attended Penland School for Craft under Flo Perkins and later Rob Levin. Soon after that he apprenticed with glass artist Richard Jolley. Then, in 1998, he began Red Door Studios, an independent studio in the 4th and Gill Neighborhood of Knoxville. The studio morphed into something larger and in 2008 Matt Salley co-founded Marble City Glassworks in South Knoxville.

Chris Szaton

The thrill of the extreme heat and the delight of color to the eye attracts Chris Szaton to the infinite possibilities of glass art. His mission is to create complete environments formed from glass; challenging perceptions of everyday reality.

Szaton was born in February 1974, in Harvey, a suburb of Chicago, Illinois. He attended the University of Illinois from 1992-1997, were he received a Bachelor’s of Fine Arts degree with a specialization in glass. He moved to Tennessee in 1997 to apprentice with glass artist Richard Jolly which lasted for 9 years.

Szaton has also worked with renowned visual artists such as Bill Carlson, Jose’ Chardiet, Sam Stark, and others. He began working with metal in 2006 and enjoys incorporating the media into his glasswork. Szaton has taught at the Penland School for Crafts in North Carolina, University of Miami, Florida, Center College, Kentucky, Atlanta, Georgia as well as Knoxville, TN. His exhibits span the United States from Knoxville, Asheville and Atlanta to Deer Creek, Wisconsin. His work is also enjoyed in many private collections.

Today he practices the art of glassblowing as a founding member of Marble City Glassworks, in Knoxville TN.


Friday, June 26, 2009

Market Square Farmers Market Saturday

Marble City Glassworks will be at the Market Square Farmers Market Saturday 9 to 2. Stop by and say "Hi!"

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Lenoir City this weekend, June 6 -7

Lenoir City, TN Arts and Crafts Festival

Marble City Glassworks at the

Lenoir City, Tennessee Arts & Crafts Festival

June 6-7, 2009
presented by the

GFWC Suburbia Women's Club

Festival Events
9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Saturday
10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Sunday

A donation of $2.00 is requested at the entrance.

Click here for a map

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Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Dancing dog for Bark in the Park 2009

Chris Szaton and Matt Salley created this whimsical piece to donate to the Young Williams Animal Center in Knoxville Tennesse for Bark in the Park 2009

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Vestival the South Knoxville Festival

Saturday, May 9, 2008 - 11:00 a.m. till 7:00 p.m.

The boys from Marble City Glassworks are peddling their wares at Vestival in historic South Knoxville.
Visit our website for a preview of their work.

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Sunday, April 26, 2009

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Knoxville Art Blog flatters Steampunk

Flattering remarks about Steampunk caress the Knoxville Art Blog.

"...I made her pose next to South Knox glass artist Chris Szaton's "Steam Punk Anatomy" (one of the most amazing pieces there), because she coordinated with it in some weird and perfect way. You need real good posture to get away with wearing that."

Don't miss the photo of Marble City proprietor Matt Salley :)

Marble City Glassworks Metro Pulse Press

"Sculpture figures prominently in the show as well. Chris Szaton’s glass-and-steel work “Steam Punk Anatomy #1” blends the two materials in a playful set of ribs and a spine, while Robert Conliffe’s porcelain torsos have a more classical beauty."

Metro Pulse Writer: Chris Buckner

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Hot Glass Videos

Marble City Glassworks added videos to their website this week.
Check out our hot glass channel on YouTube

Saturday, April 11, 2009

Celebrate the Warming Days of Spring April 17th - 19th

Marble City Glassworks invites you to celebrate the warming days of Spring April 17-19. Artisans Matt Salley and Chris Szaton will be peddling thier fine art glass at the Dogwood Arts Festival Art Fair. Visitors can peruse arts and crafts booths against a backdrop of live entertainment on Knoxville Tennessee's historic Market Square.
Visit us at marblecityglassworks.com, blogger, or fb

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Thursday, April 2, 2009

Open Studio April 4 & 5, 10 - 5

Invite and directions

Join us for hot glass fun in celebration of the 2009 Dogwood Arts Festival. Matt Salley and Chris Szaton will demonstrate the supple art of hot glass working with special guest Amber Carman.
Saturday and Sunday
April 4 & 5 2009 from 10 to 5

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Sunday, March 29, 2009

We are hot!

The boys are blowing glass today. Stop by if you are in the neighborhood.

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

One step closer to HOT

The furnace was delivered yesterday. It now sits in the studio gently warming... awaiting for two glass hungry men to come back and crank it up.

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Steam Punk and Rocket Men make the Dogwood Arts Festival Art Show

The Dogwood Arts Festival 2008 Fine Arts Show was developed to provide a forum for regional artists to compete and display their work. The selected art features both traditional and non-traditional work and will be exhibited at the Emporium Center in downtown Knoxville from April 3 - 25, 2009
First Friday 5 – 9 pm
Wed. – Sat. 10 am – 5 pm

Saturday, February 21, 2009

Dogwood Arts Festival Studio Tours

We are planning for the Dogwood Arts Festival studio tour. Artist will have open studios for visitors to watch demonstrations and visit with local artists. Everyone is welcome to come and hang out with us at the studio. April 4 & 5 from 10 am – 5 pm

Saturday, January 3, 2009

Hot Glass Classes

We would like to start giving hot glass lessons! We are setting up the courses as we speak. If any out there are interested, we will have more details soon, or you can contact us at the Marble City phone number.