Orange Murrini Vessel


Blown Glass with Murrini

18h x 11w x 11d in
45.72h x 27.94w x 27.94d cm

Michael attended Washington University in St Louis to major in Economic Theory where he first encountered glassblowing. Upon graduating, he helped build Third Degree Glass Factory, a multi-studio public access facility in St. Louis. After a decade of exploring this glass studio startup, he leapt at the opportunity to strike out on his own and move to Spruce Pine, NC with his love and glass partner Amber Marshall. To this day, they run a small glass studio in Bakersville, NC that focuses on one of a kind glass objects and sculpture.

The power of movement, the mind-body connection and power of attention/concentration piqued his interest at a young age. The attention to detail and physical control required to create classical glass patterns quickly became his focus.  This body of work is as much about fluid, mindful movements as it is about mesmerizing optics. His aim is to imprint these concentrated efforts into the patterns, capturing an otherwise ethereal moment.