Hand Blown Glass and Marbles
The Dacotah Prairie Museum featured a hand blown glass bead and marble exhibit. The exhibit was entitled “Hand Blown Glass and Marbles.”
Marcus Murray, 21, of Leola, SD, shared his artistry and knowledge of hand blown glass in this exhibit. At age 15, Marcus discovered the art of glass blowing, and has been designing beautiful glass creations ever since. The self-taught artist learned his craft largely from books and his own research. Through his experimentation, he discovered other uses for the glass including buttons, spinning tops, and pendants. Examples of each were showcased in the exhibit. Marcus explained the use of “soft glass” versus “hard glass,” and how he incorporates silver into his pieces.
The exhibit featured an array of one-of-a-kind glass designs. Visitors witnessed glass blowing, performed by the artist, through step-by-step photographs of the process.
Marcus Murray will be demonstrating and selling his work at upcoming craft events. In June he will be at the Fort Sisseton Festival and Arts in the Park in Aberdeen; the Pipe Keepers Gathering in Pipestone, MN, in July; and in August, he will be in Tetankaha at Lake Benton, MN, and “Hot Summer Nights” in Aberdeen. His work was also be featured at the Red Rooster in Aberdeen during a Bead Gathering on March 18 and 19.
To view other past exhibits, please click here.