Richard Marquis was born in 1945 in Bumblebee, Arizona, USA. He graduated from the University of California, Berkeley with a Masters degree in 1975. He has taught and conducted workshops around the world in the skills involved with crafting glass, and worked for a year at the Venini factory in Italy. Having had work exhibited in many public collections worldwide, he has received numerous grants and awards, including three Fulbright Fellowships and four grants from the National Endowment for the Arts.
Razzle Dazzle Boat #1808, 2008, glass, hot slab construction
Razzle Dazzle Boat #1877, 2009, glass, hot slab construction
Razzle Dazzle Boat panel #1885, 2010, fused glass
Razzle Dazzle Boat panel #1885, 2010, vetro fuso
Razzle Dazzle Boat, (2008) is an example of the use of fused and wheel carved glass in a slab technique. It is technique which interests Marquis, and many of his works are intentionally void of social or personal meaning. Boats are an image used often in his collections, which span decades of practice in glass sculpting.
Photo: Colin Davison
Richard Marquis' website: www.richardmarquis.com