Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Marble City Glassworks Glass Class Registration

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Monday, December 5, 2011

2011 Holiday Market Downtown Knoxville, Market Square

Join us at the 2011 Holiday Market in Downtown Knoxville, on historic Market Square!
From Noon till 7pm December 3, 10 and 17th. We will be set up across from Steamboat Sandwiches. Come out and enjoy your local art, flavor and culture during the most festive season of the year.

Come see what new things we have to offer for the holidays!

Monday, November 14, 2011

Look for us this weekend at the 45th Annual Fine Craft Fair

We'll be at the Jacob Building in Chilhowee Park for the Foothills Craft Guild  Fine Craft Fair
November 18-19-20, 2011

Open: Friday and Saturday 10 - 6; Sunday 11 - 5
Admission: $6 adults · $5 students and seniors
        children 6 and under free 

 Map to Chilhowee Park

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

OPEN HOT SHOP Nov. 12 2011 5 to 9 pm

South Knoxville is on Fire
Nov. 12 2011 5 to 9 pm
We welcome to our studio the curious &
fascinated to observe & mingle with hot glass.

We will start the
glory hole @ 5:00
& keep going till the
glass... is... gone...

Matt Salley &
Chris Szaton
invite you to join them @
Marble City Glassworks;
sit back & enjoy the LIVE glassblowing dance
5 to 9 Saturday Nov 12th

Door prizes throughout the evening.


BE one of FIRST FIVE here &
get to BLOW an ORNAMENT.

We will have beverages and a few nibbles, but feel free to bring something.

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Sunday, October 16, 2011

Bird on a Branch Steel and Glass Sculpture by Chris Szaton

Bird on a Branch Steel and Glass Sculpture by Chris Szaton Bird on a Branch Steel and Glass Sculpture by Chris Szaton Bird on a Branch Steel and Glass Sculpture by Chris Szaton Bird on a Branch Steel and Glass Sculpture by Chris Szaton Bird on a Branch Steel and Glass Sculpture by Chris Szaton
I began sculpting birds in glass in 1998. Driving home one day I spotted a telephone pole that swarmed with starlings. A few crow here and there added to the mix. The first sentence that came to my mind was: A telephone wire social club. Ever since that day, I have been fascinated by the simple and powerful statement made by even a single bird. They are elegant and beautiful creatures that remind me of my fellow humans.
When I sculpt a single bird out of molten glass, nothing is predetermined. There is always a give and take with the glass, somewhat of a conversation is happening. The bird becomes the focus of that conversation, taking on the form of a word or a phrase. From elegance to attitude to comedy, I take cues from the glass, helping me discover the color and pose of each bird. The finished product is always a study in these principals.
(These items are all one of a kind sculptures). Available in a variety of vibrant colors including: Cobalt blue, Yellow, Dark Green, and Ruby. Each bird is a hand crafted original with murini eyes, and is set in a whimsical pose that creates a personal expression. They are mounted on a clear glass stand signed by the artist.
height 14"
width 12"
base 8"
weight 6.5

Monday, September 12, 2011

monkey bike

Custom wedding bouquet holder sculpture created by Chris Szaton in iron and glass.

Saturday, July 16, 2011

Upgrading and Updating

We've been hard at work making changes and upgrading equipment and facilities.
We're installing an awning for extra workspace shaded from the sun and a covered area for viewing.

Our furnace redo was completed earlier this month and is the first of two furnaces, the latter planed for completion towards the end of the summer.

Monday, June 27, 2011

Beautiful Flowers For Your Special Day

 Another collaboration with Blooming Earth Flowers! These flower bud vases delicately held by steel vines are designed to hold flowers from the wedding bouquet after the wedding. They were incorporated into the bridal flowers and then given to the attendants as a wedding favor.

Thursday, June 2, 2011

2011 Art in the Garden!

Look for this glass flower sculpture by Marble City Glassworks at the  2011 Art in the Garden!  Auction to benefit Random Acts of Flowers  a community volunteer organization that re-purposes flowers into gorgeous floral displays and delivers them patients in area hospitals, nursing homes and hospice care centers.
We join other local and regional artists in sharing the joy of art with tour community and supporting this priceless organization.

Monday, May 23, 2011

Straw Vase with Flowers

These lovely flowers are arranged in one of our straw vases by Stacy Adam of Blooming Earth Flowers at the Market Square Farmers Market.

Get your straw vase from Marble City Glassworks on the Square and take it down to Stacy on Market Street for a custom floral arrangement that will make your new vase pop!

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