Thursday, December 13, 2012

More Living Social Ornament Sessions!


Sign up to blow your own ornament! You and a group will participate in the intricate process of creating your own holiday decoration you get to keep. It's fun, fast paced, and something you will never forget.
Get the deal here!
http://www.livingsocial.com/cities/144-knoxville/deals/561176-hand-blown-glass-ornament-session

If you have purchased a voucher for one our ornament blowing events, please visit here to register , enter your date, the time you would like to come and your voucher number.

http://mcgwbusiness.wufoo.com/forms/livingsocial-ornament-blow-registration/

We're looking forward to seeing you!

Saturday, December 1, 2012

Happy Holidays at Market Square Holiday Market Downtown Knoxville


Come downtown and enjoy the sights and sound of the holidays.
Market Square Holiday Market is the best place to get all your locally made gifts and treats.

Noon to 7pm every Saturday From Dec
 1 - Sat
 Dec
 22, 2012 ­in downtown Knoxville at Market and Union.


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Thursday, November 15, 2012

Look for us at Foothills Craft Guild Fall Show and Holiday Market

We are gearing up for the holiday season! 

Look for us at Foothills Craft Guild Fall Show. We will be demonstrating outside the Jacob Building during the show.   Then we will be at the Holiday Market on the Historic Market Square, Knoxville starting December 1st
See you there! 

Foothills Craft Guild
(glassblowing demonstration)
46th Annual Fine Craft Fair
Nov. 16-18, 2012
Friday and Saturday 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. ; Sunday 11 a.m. - 5

Sat
 Dec
 1 - Sat
 Dec
 22, 2012  
 ­

12 p.m. - 7 p. m.


Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Welcome LivingSocial Visitors

Hello and thank you for visiting!

We have partnered with LivingSocial to bring you some exciting interactive experiences that you will really will enjoy.
http://www.livingsocial.com/cities/144-knoxville/deals/497070-group-ornament-blowing-session

Ornament Blowing Event

First, every Friday for 7 weeks, you can sign up to blow your own ornament! You and a group will participate in the intricate process of creating your own holiday decoration you get to keep. It's fun, fast paced, and something you will never forget.


If you have purchased a voucher for one our ornament blowing events, please visit here to register and enter your voucher number.


Glassblowing Classes

Then, we are also offering a special on individual classes.  For two hours once a week, on your schedule, our experienced glassblowers will teach you, one on one, the basics of working with molten glass. Our artists will guide you though the steps as you hand make your own unique piece of art glass that you get to keep.  These vouchers are for beginning hotworking classes for one, but if you wish to have someone take the class with you feel free to add another person to the class roster for an additional fee.

If you have purchased a voucher for a glassblowing class, please visit here to register and enter your voucher number.

http://marblecityglassworks.blogspot.com/p/register-two-students.html

Check the Studio Calendar  to see if the studio is already booked. 


We look forward to meeting you!

Safety Information
Safety is always a concern when working around hot glass.
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. Safety glasses are available upon request, UV rated safety glasses are recommended, no sunglasses. 





Monday, October 1, 2012

Show at the First Saturday Art Crawl in the Nashville Lines Gallery at 58 Arcade in Downtown Nashville




This flock is flying to Nashville, Tennessee along with other work by Chris Szaton and Matt Salley. Their work will be showing at the First Saturday Art Crawl in the Nashville Lines Gallery at 58 Arcade in Downtown Nashville THIS Saturday, October 6 from 6 to 9pm.
Check out all the fun at:

Sunday, September 2, 2012

Marble City Glassworks' Upcoming Events for Fall 2012






Wow we have a busy season coming up! 
We are going to be demonstrating with our mobile studio Saturday September, 22 (10am - 6pm) at the  The Old Mill, in Pigeon Forge, TN.  Then we'll be over at the Foothills Fall FestivalOctober 12 - 14. Then comes the  Rose Center's Mountain Makins Festival in Morristown, TN October 27th-28th.  After that, we will be demonstrating at Foothills Craft Guild Fall Show at the Jacob Building in Knoxville.  Then the Holiday Market on the Historic Market Square, Knoxville starting December 1st.

Every Saturday
Sat
 Sep.
 15 - Sat
 - Nov
 17 

9: 00 a.m.
 –
 2: 00 p.m.

Old Mill Heritage Day, Pigeon
 Forge
 
(glassblowing demonstration)
Sat
 Sep.
 22, 2012 
 10: 00am
 –
 6: 00pm

Oct. 12 - 14, 2012!

Sat Oct. 27, 2012 - Sun., Oct. 28, 2012
10 a.m. –  5 p.m.
Preview Reception: Fri., Oct. 26, 2012
6:30 – 9:00 p.m.

Foothills Craft Guild
(glassblowing demonstration)
46th Annual Fine Craft Fair
Nov. 16-18, 2012
Friday and Saturday 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. ; Sunday 11 a.m. - 5

Sat
 Dec
 1 - Sat
 Dec
 22, 2012  
 ­

12 p.m. - 7 p. m.


Hope to see you there! 

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Join us at the Gatlinburg Fine Arts Festival August 31-Sept. 2, 2012


Come join us at the 8th Annual festival held August 31-Sept. 2, 2012 (Labor Day weekend) in downtown Gatlinburg. Visit the majestic Great Smoky Mountains and enjoy the unique arts of the region at this three day art fair. 
A $50 ticket provides an opportunity to mingle with artists at The “Night with the Artist Party".  This money is returned as a voucher redeemable at an artist booth of your choice. 

The Gatlinburg Fine Arts Festival is a primary fundraiser for the Arrowmont School of Arts & Crafts, the Sevier County Arts Council and the Gatlinburg Boys & Girls Club art program.

More information at:
www.gfaf.net

Sunday, August 5, 2012

New work by Chris Szaton

Now on display at the Birdhouse in historic Fourth and Gill neighborhood in Knoxville, TN! 




for more information contact Chris Szaton at Marble City Glassworks
http://www.marblecityglassworks.com/contact.html

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Party Crasher by Chris Szaton

Custom sculpted vine and bird sculpture by Chris Szaton at Marble City Glassworks Knoxville, TN


  Party Crasher 1

Party Crasher 2

Friday, July 13, 2012

Avian August Art Exhibition Featuring Chris Szaton


Join us for an Avian August Art Show
at the Historic Birdhouse in the 4th and Gill Neighborhood.

Featuring local Artists:


Dawn Marie Slover
Chris Szaton
Ann Kotowicz


Opening August 4th 6:00 pm - 9:00pm 

and open for the month of August from 10am -3pm.

800 North 4th Ave. Knoxville, TN 37917


Here's a map http://goo.gl/maps/Nqob



Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Join us at the Hummingbird Festival July 29th

Sunday, July 29, 1 - 5 pm 

 Hummingbird Festival at Ijams Organized by the Knoxville Chapter of the Tennessee Ornithological Society (KTOS) and Ijams. The festival offers a hummingbird banding demonstration by bander Mark Armstrong, talks by hummingbird experts Bob and Martha Sargent about the tiny birds' life history, and Chris Mahoney about favored backyard plants that hummers love. Free admission to the vendor fair (arts, crafts, food, plants) and bargain barn (new or gently used bird and nature related items); $5 admission to the banding demonstration and indoor talks. Children under six, Ijams and KTOS members free. All proceeds go to KTOS and the Ijams education department. Sponsored by KTOS, Wild Birds Unlimited and Ijams Nature Center. To register call 577-4717, ext. 119.


More information here: http://ijamsnature.blogspot.com/2012/07/ijams-hosts-ktos-hummingbird-festival.html


All proceeds benefit the Knoxville Chapter Tennessee Ornithological Society

Sunday, July 1, 2012

Chase Grant Update! We will find out in September.

When you go to the Mission: Small Business℠ website now you get the friendly notice:

"Check back on or before September 15th, 2012 to find out which small businesses will be able to fund their growth with $250,000 grants from Chase and Living Social"

So we will bite our nails till then.....

Thanks to everyone that helped us get 294 votes!

In case you want to see, here's our application:


·  Tell us about your business; how successful is it and why is it unique?
        We are the only open access hot glass studio in the Knoxville area. We offer classes in glassblowing, have open studio days, perform public demonstrations and produce art to enrich our community with donations to non profit institutions. We concentrate on combining recycled materials with glass forming to create one of a kind glass art sculpture. 
·  How is your business involved with the community you serve?
        We offer classes, have open studio days, perform public demonstrations and create sculpture for donation to benefit non profit institutions in our area. 
·  What would a $250k grant mean to your business plan and how will you utilize the funds to ensure long-term growth and stability?
        We would take this money and transform our hot glass shop into a solar business. This transformation would greatly reduce our overhead costs, allow us to expand our facility and offer more cultural enrichment for the community. 
·  What types of challenges can you identify with your plan and how will you overcome them?
        The overall cost of going solar is too much for most businesses to sustain without subsides or grants. 
·  Describe the talent on your team and how they make your business successful.
        The owner Matt Salley is a talented artist, always thinking about how to get art glass out to the people. Also, we are very happy to have our artist in residence, Chris Szaton, on staff to help with classes and to produce one of a kind upcycled art.  
·  Additional relevant information you would like to share
        Art is our life and we want to share it with the world. 
 


Friday, June 22, 2012

Mission: Small Business help us go Solar!



Chase and LivingSocial want to help fuel that drive by awarding up to 12 individual grants of $250,000 to 12 small businesses.
Log in below and search for Marble City Glassworks and give us your vote so we can go solar and expand our community outreach programs. 

LOG IN WITH FACEBOOK TO SUPPORT YOUR COMMUNITY

Our Grant Pool has reached its goal of $3 Million! Now it's up to you to help your favorite small businesses by showing your Support. Log in below to search and vote.

Monday, June 18, 2012

Remade 2: Prosthesis by Chris Szaton




Remade 2: Prosthesis is created from recycled metal, scavenged parts and hot sculpted glass up-cycled into the sublime. Remade 2 sculpture continues a thesis of the human condition in Chris Szaton's mixed media series known as Steam Punk Anatomy. In this series, Szaton uses Victorian and Art Deco frameworks, to explore complex and nuanced philosophical beliefs regarding the combination of organic and inorganic forms.

"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


Monday, June 4, 2012

Dog Bust for Bark in the Park 2012

Artist Chris Szaton sculpts a whimsical bust of a dog during the 2012 Dogwood Arts Art De Tour at Marble City Glassworks. The sculpture is a donation for the Bark in the Park 2012 silent auction 6/9 from 6:00pm-8:30pm to benefit the  Humane Society of the Tennessee Valley.
http://humanesocietytennessee.com/bark-in-the-park


 



Video by Blue Jar Art Productions 
http://www.bluejarart.com/www.bluejarart.com/Welcome.html

Marble City Glassworks
http://marblecityglassworks.com/

Dogwood Arts 
http://www.dogwoodarts.com/

Friday, June 1, 2012

Up-Cycled Daisy for Random Acts of Flowers

We've created this one of a kind upcycled daisy for Random Acts of Flowers out of glass vases they used for flower donations.





Isn't it cool!

It will be auctioned off tonight at Art in the Garden. Tonight Marble City Glassworks will be on location with our hot shop mobile to show everyone how it was made!

Thursday, May 17, 2012

Art in the Garden 2012

We are excited to be among the demonstrating artists at the 2012 Art in the Garden on Friday June 1st. 
Come watch talented artists create works of art before your eyes and enjoy beautiful gardens, music and food.  There will also be a silent auction featuring exceptional art from local and regional artists available to the guests of the event. 

Making art for this wonderful organization is a great honor.

For more information visit the Random Acts of Flowers website:
http://randomactsofflowers.org/news-events/2012-art-in-the-garden/

Sunday, May 6, 2012

Vestival 2012!

Join us for Vestival!
It's the South Knoxville festival celebrating the culture and heritage of the coolest corner in K town; featuring fun for the whole family with crafts, music, art and some of the best food the city has to offer.

Saturday, May 12, 2012 from 11AM to 7PM 

http://www.facebook.com/pages/Vestival/363806427144?sk=info

Sunday, April 29, 2012

Hey! Register for our Ornament Blow May 5th!

Fill out this form to reserve a spot at the Ornament Blow.

Saturday, March 31, 2012

Marble City Glassworks Dogwood Arts Festival 2012


Marble City Glassworks

Dogwood Arts Festival 2012


April  13-15 Market Square Art Fair.

Celebrate Spring with family and friends on Market Square
in Downtown Knoxville with art, food, music and fun.

http://www.dogwoodarts.com/market-square-art-fair/


~AND~

Here's a map to the hot shop: http://g.co/maps/ck8nn

Come and see us April 28 & 29 2012
Dogwood Arts DeTour: Studio Art Trails
Sat & Sun 10am-5pm At
MARBLE CITY GLASSWORKS
www.marblecityglassworks.com
10 minutes to the studio from downtown Knoxville.
Go South on Chapman Hwy/US-441.
At 1.3 miles turn right onto Martin Mill Pike 2.2 miles.
Turn right onto Artella Dr.
The studio is on the right 0.4 miles. Follow the signs.
1045 Artella Dr, 37920


http://www.dogwoodarts.com/dogwood-art-detours/
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Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Salamanders for the 2012 DLIA Conference

These Salamanders are one of a kind art glass sculptures, a Marble City Glassworks collaboration for the 2012 DLIA conference in Gatlinburg TN. The Salamander Orange sculpture was specially crafted for biodiversity pioneer Dr. E. O. Wilson. Blue Salamander was created as a donation to DLIA, a non-profit organization based in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park that works to promote and preserve the biodiversty of the Park.  DLIA collaborates with the National Park Service to identify and record every single species within the GSMNP.  Learn more about the All Taxa Biodiversity Inventory. 

Saturday, March 10, 2012

2012 Dogwood Art DeTour

Come and see us April 28 & 29 2012
Dogwood Arts DeTour: Studio Art Trails
Sat & Sun 10am-5pm At
MARBLE CITY GLASSWORKS
www.marblecityglassworks.com
10 minutes to the studio from downtown Knoxville.
From Henley St go South on Chapman Hwy/US-441.
At 1.3 miles turn right onto Martin Mill Pike 2.2 miles.
Turn right onto Artella Dr.
The studio is on the right 0.4 miles. Follow the signs.
1045 Artella Dr, 37920

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

ARTXTRAVAGANZA March 9-11, 2012

ARTXTRAVAGANZA is this weekend at Webb School. Marble City Glassworks joins over 70 acclaimed artists. Proceeds from ArtXtravaganza support Webb School of Knoxville’s Artist-In-Residence Program, an on-campus teaching and learning experience for students, featuring nationally and internationally acclaimed artists.
For more information visit: http://artxtravaganza.com/ 




9800 Webb School Drive, Knoxville, TN 37923, north of I-40/75, approximately 12 miles west of downtown Knoxville, TN.

Saturday, February 25, 2012

Chris Szaton in "Outsider Art" by New Art Review

Check out Chris Szaton's unique style and steam punk art in "Outsider Art"
You can order your copy here: http://www.new-art-review.com/bookstore.html
Marble City Glassworks Knoxville Art
www.new-art-review.com
New Art Review features the hottest new emerging talent in full color art book publications. Call to Artists, Art competions, book publishing, art reviews.

Monday, February 20, 2012

Participating Artist: Chris Szaton

First Annual Women’s Fund Luncheon:
A Fundraiser for the Women’s Fund of East Tennessee
Honoring the Women of East Tennessee
Recognizing the Founders of the Women’s Fund March 1, 2012
Cherokee Country Club
Special Guest: Lisa Ling

Sunday, February 12, 2012

Sunday, February 5, 2012

Our first ever ORNAMENT BLOW! February 11th, 2011 5 to 9 pm

Everyone come out

February 11th, 2011 5 to 9 pm &
join us at Marble City Glassworks
for an OPEN HOT SHOP.
Come watch the 1st ever ORNAMENT BLOW!

You too can blow glass. 
MAKE AN ORNAMENT only $25
Choose a color & we’ll guide you through the rest.

Register @ http://ow.ly/8GEyL

Blowing starts at 5:00 pm and we’ll keep the glass going till 9:00. 

Here's a map to the hot shop: http://g.co/maps/ck8nn
Registrants for the Ornament Blow will receive instructions and safety information after registration.

Monday, January 30, 2012

Emporium Demonstrating Artists This First Friday Feb 3rd. 2012 5 p.m. - 9 p.m.

Join glassblowers, Matt Salley and Chris Szaton, from Marble City Glassworks at the Emporium Building this First Friday, Feb 3rd. 2012 from 5pm - 9pm.
Matt and Chris are joining other demonstrating artists from Foothills Craft Guild in sharing the talk and tools of the trade. They'll have glass coins to give away while supplies last!
Here's a map: http://g.co/maps/ufbuj

Sunday, January 22, 2012

Featured by New Art Review: Addicted To Glass

We are honored to announce that Matt Salley and Chris Szaton are among the  FEATURED ARTIST in the new glass artists book ADDICTED to GLASS! 
The book is available for purchase at New art Review

Friday, January 13, 2012

Tuesday, January 3, 2012