Monday, March 28, 2011

Open Studio @ Marble City Glassworks Dogwood Art DeTours

Great glass giveaway during the Art DeTours.

Come to Marble City Glassworks THIS WEEKEND for a chance to win select pieces of our art glass. Multiple drawings with plenty of chances to win.

The studio tours are free and offer the opportunity to see artisans working at their craft. Come out and enjoy the day with us as we create works of art right before your eyes.

What: Artists’ Studio Art Trail
Where: Marble City Glassworks in South Knoxville
Time: 10 am to 5 pm, Saturday and Sunday April, 2nd & 3rd.
How Much: Free

Marble City Glassworks
Matt Salley & Chris Szaton – Glass
1045 Artella Drive
Knoxville, TN 37920

Directions: Gay St. Bridge to Chapman Hwy South to Martin Mill Pike. Turn right and go 2.2 miles to Artella Drive. ½ mile on right.

Map using Gay St. Bridge:

Sunday, March 27, 2011

Just got in from Chicago land and feel great. At times you need to recharge and remind yourself what you do and why you do it. For Matt and I, we blow glass. That is what we love and who we are. To the affirmation from people who follow on Facebook and twitter, to the local communities that support us I wish to say thank you. I am anticipating a fantastic year for us here at Marble City Glass Works, and I would love to see all of you at our open studio for the Dogwood Arts Studio De Tour. It happens the 2nd and 3rd of April.

Thank you,

Sunny Spring Treasury by kovale

Treasure Hunt Fun in Park Forest, Il

The treasure hunt winners Phillip Perkins & Kim Elmore-Perkins of Park Forest, IL.

Thanks to everyone at Park Forest, IL for a fabulous weekend at the Salon Artists Gallery. We had a great time!

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Marble City Glassworks Exhibit @ Salon Artists Gallery, 294 Main Street, Park Forest IL

Salon Artists Gallery, 294 Main Street, Park Forest

Marble City Glassworks Exhibit, March 25, 26, & 27

On Friday through Sunday, March 25, 26, & 17, come view beautiful artwork created by Park Forest native Chris Szaton and his business partner Matt Salley. Experience their bursts, birds, sculptures, bowls, glasses, ornaments and vases. Entertainment for the exhibit:
  • Friday, March 25 from 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. – MuzicNet School of Music
  • Saturday, March 26 from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. – Bruce Foster, folk music
  • Sunday, March 17 from noon to 4 p.m. – Steve Lydell, Rock-n-Roll piano.
The event is free and open to the public. For additional information or Gallery hours, call 708-703-7806.

Friday, March 11, 2011

Show your love, vote us Best of Knoxville!

Vote for Marble City Glassworks at the Metro Pulse Best of Knoxville Contest
Best Artist Chris Szaton
Best Artist Matt Salley 
Best New Business Marble City Glassworks
Best local website

Thursday, March 10, 2011

New Sculpture by Chris Szaton

marble bird tree sculpture

marble bird tree sculpture By Chris Szaton

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Taken on Mar 8, 2011
bird house sculpture

bird house sculpture by Chris Szaton

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Taken on Mar 8, 2011

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Marble City Mentioned: Metro Pulse March 9, 2011

South Knoxville's Marble City Glassworks Creates an Artful Industry of Decorative Glass

Scene & Heard: Slices of Life From Knoxville's Neighborhood
Click here to see the article in the Metro Pulse!

photos by David Luttrell

Check out: Remade 1 Steampunk Anatomy Glass Spine

Remade 1 Steampunk Anatomy Glass Spine
Remade 1 Steampunk Anatomy Glass Spine Remade 1 Steampunk Anatomy Glass Spine Remade 1 Steampunk Anatomy Glass Spine
Steampunk Anatomy meticulously sculpted by Chris Szaton from iron and hand worked glass is a exotic sculpture standing ~3 feet tall.

Remade #1 is the first in my mixed media series known as Steam Punk Anatomy. I am exploring speculative aesthetics using Victorian and Art Deco frameworks, bringing complex and nuanced philosophical beliefs regarding the combination of organic and inorganic forms into being. For this piece of work, the backbone of the human form has taken shape, supporting and supported.

The supportive structure of the human form is subject to age and frailty. The Spine can bend and twist over time resulting in difficulty moving and even deformation. The replacement of internal body parts is on the precipice of modern science, and I believe one day soon it will be common practice intended to increase the longevity of life. Science fiction may well become fact.

The juxtaposition of steel, one of the hardest and most durable compounds on the earth, with the obvious brittleness of glass brings about questions I have. Is the fragility of the human condition meant to be tampered with? Are we meant to live longer than our bodies will let us? I do not yet know the answers.

Chris Szaton
Resident Artist
Marble City Glassworks