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Richard Marquis has had an extraordinary influence on the development of contemporary studio glass in America and around the world. Studying at the University of California at Berkeley during the 1960s, he explored ceramics and was introduced to glassblowing. Unsatisfied by the limited techniques practiced in American studio glass at that time, Marquis went to the island of Murano, near Venice, to observe and work with the masters of a glassblowing tradition acknowledged as the best in the world. Freely sharing his knowledge of the techniques he learned in Venice, Marquis has demonstrated and taught throughout the United States, Europe, Japan, Australia, and New Zealand. The effect of Venetian glassblowing techniques on American studio glass enabled glass artists to expand their technical vocabularies and, combined with new and experimental approaches, led to the redefinition of glass as an artistic medium.

Richard Marquis Keepers
Richard Marquis: Keepers
Author: Vicki Halper
Published by: Minor Matters Books, LLC, Seattle, WA. 2019
Produced in collaboration with Museum of Glass and Wichita Art Museum
ISBN: 978-1-7321241-5-8

Richard Marquis: Keepers can be purchased at:

Museum of Glass and Wichita Art Museum

Richard Marquis Objects
Richard Marquis Objects
143 pages, 10.3 x 10.4 x 0.7 inches, hardcover
Publisher: University of Washington Press
Suggested retail: $35
ISBN: 0-295-97687-X

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The Way of the Artist
The Way of the Artist: Reflections on Creativity and the Life, Home, Art and Collections of Richard Marquis
Author: Barry Behrstock MD
Published by: California State University, Fullerton, CA, 2007
Published in conjunction with the exhibition "The Way of the Artist: Reflections on Creativity and the Life, Home, Art and Collections of Richard Marquis" April 14- May 18, 2007, Main Art Gallery, California State University, Fullerton, CA

The Way of the Artist can purchased at University Bookstore or: