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Marrs Art

Marrs Art

11126 Shady Trl Ste 103 Dallas, TX 75229


  • NEIGHBORHOOD: Dallas, Carrollton

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Marrs Art

 Marrs Art is a studio Specializing in hand-blown glass objects ranging from platters and vases to hanging ornaments, this father and son glass artist team has over 20 years experience at various cooperative studio locations in the Dallas-Fort Worth area, and have been working together continuously for 9 years.

Their glass art items exhibit intense pattern work from color spirals, frit and overlays along with hand manipulation using age-old tools and techniques.  Their body of work includes many individual art pieces shown through galleries, exhibits, and studio displays, as well as custom art installations of multiple pieces combined to view as a single art statement.  Working currently from a
studio in a Dallas “Deep Ellum” basement, hand-blown objects are created within an hour’s time from the beginnings of molten glass in a 2000+ degree furnace to the completed object placed in an annealing kiln to cool slowly overnight.  Each work of art is a product of combined efforts of each of the MarrsArt team members, including apprentice Rob Brandenburg with the lead artist,
or “Gaffer”, in control of the design.

“The freedom from outside restrictions afforded by glassblowing provide a creative
release not found in the day to day duties of architecture.  Our greatest challenge
becomes the developing of our own skills with the glass, a process which has no limits,”

—Chris Marrs.

The majority of the equipment and many of the tools used are hand made by the artists in the studio, who devote their weekends to the hot glass.

“The glass itself is such a marvelous medium for its brilliance, depth and reflective
qualities.  And the fact that we have designed and constructed most of our equipment
adds a deeper sense of satisfaction of holding a completed piece of art to the light, ”

—Ron Marrs

Both artists have degrees in Architecture from Texas Tech University (Ron, 1969; Chris, 1996). Ron is a practicing architect in a local firm where Chris is engaged in his internship.  Both are Dallas-Fort Worth area natives.

 

Address: 11126 Shady Trl Ste 103 Dallas, TX 75229

Web Address: http://www.marrsart.com/

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