Raise Your Glass Tour and Demonstration

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Fee: $30.00
Member Fee: $25.00


Hot Shop Glass and Racine Art Museum join in partnership for an intimate tour of the Goblets in RAM’s Windows on 5th Gallery from the collection of Alan & Barbara Boroff and the Kohler Foundation, Inc. Following the museum guided tour, guests will be treated to a glass goblet making demonstration in the studio at Hot Shop Glass with award-winning Italian trained glass artist Mathew Urban.  Limited seating is available for this exciting evening.  A wine and cheese reception with the artist will follow, including a trunk show of his latest work.

4:00 – 5:00 pm  |  RAM guided tour of the Raise Your Glass (Goblets) exhibition

5:30 – 6:30 pm  |  Demonstration with Matthew Urban at Hot Shop Glass

6:30 – 7:30 pm  |  Artist reception at Hot Shop Glass

Tickets to the event include full museum access.  Feel free to come early to enjoy all the current exhibitions and the treasures in the Museum Store. 

About the RAM and Goblets in Windows on 5th Gallery
In a contemporary context, glass goblets may seem like a rarified object—one associated with historical ceremonies or formal banquets. But in the fine craft field, glass goblets are akin to ceramic teapots in that they are functional forms that makers explore either as exercises in technique and style or as singular forms that reflect an idea or serve a purpose. Open through July 21, 2019 at the Racine Art Museum (RAM), Raise Your Glass (Goblets): Recent Acquisitions from Alan and Barbara Boroff and the Kohler Foundation, Inc. debuts over 100 glass goblets donated to RAM by Alan and Barbara Boroff and the Kohler Foundation, Inc.

Hot Shop Glass and Mathew Urban
Located in a fabulous old cream brick building just west of downtown Racine’s Main Street, Hot Shop Glass blends a working glass blowing studio with gallery of lovely glass art, all under one roof. For fourteen years artists, locals, tourists and glass enthusiasts alike have delighted in the classes, demonstrations and collections at Hot Shop Glass.  Owners Amanda Cosgrove Paffrath and Daniel Sviland have more than 50 years of combined experience working with this illustrious medium and love to share their enthusiasm for glass with all who visit. 

For this special event, artist Matthew Urban, who is an inspiration to local glass artists and many around the world, will demonstrate the making of a Venetian style blown glass goblet with the team at Hot Shop Glass.  Matthew has studied and taught in many of the most prestigious glass programs in the world including The Corning Museum of Glass, Penland School of Craft, Pilchuck and Murano Italy with numerous glass masters, including Maestro Gianni Toso.