Looking on from behind a glass pane at the front of Martha’s Vineyard Glassworks, manager Wil Sideman watched as two glassblowers twirled a sphere of molten glass on the end of a long pole.


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In most people’s lives, glass has become so transparent as to be almost invisible. We drink from glasses, store food in glass jars and look out of glass windows. But a customer walking into the main building of Martha’s Vineyard Glassworks can’t help but consider the artistic process of making glass, too.

Inside the welcoming cedar-shingled building located on State Road in West Tisbury, the glassblowing studio is separated from the gallery by just a wraparound countertop. Within one building, the before, during and after takes place.


Martha’s Vineyard Glassworks, located on State Road in West Tisbury, has announced that Maestro Glassblower Davide Fuin, of Murano, Italy, is visiting the State Road class studio this summer.

Mr. Fuin is a lifelong and world-famous glassblower. From July 30 to 31, Mr. Fuin will demonstrate his methods of Venetian glassblowing, making intricate goblets and Veronese vases, as well as creating artwork for his exhibition and opening reception scheduled for August 2, from 5 to 7 p.m.