Visiting Artists


Penelope Rakov

Foci MCGA is pleased to announce a one-day crash course in pulling cane and constructing murrini. The class will begin with demos and discuss the ratio of clear to color that work well for Murrini compared to other types of cane work. Later students will be walked through the cutting and assembling of cane bundles. Rakov will demonstrate styles of patterns and her method of pick-up and stretching of the Murrini bundle.

March 3, 2018



Paul Marioni -A Surrealist’s Attitude

The is an amazing opportunity to learn from a true original of the American Studio Art Glass movement, Paul Marioni. This is a hands-on-class. Students will learn the process from start to finish, including the preparation of objects, preparation of sand and materials and ladling of glass.

May 23-27, 2018



Cappy Thompson

In this workshop Cappy Thompson will teach you to mix, paint and fire vitreous enamels, including the grisaille or grey-tonal method of painting on glass. Using this technique, which involves multi-layered applications and firings, you can permanently affix images on glass.

June 13-17, 2018