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Matthew Buechner continues to reinvent art glass with new techniques and design concepts. Matthew has been working with his wife, Adrian, in their own studio, Thames Street Glass, since 1981. Matthew became interested in glass at a young age resulting from growing up in Corning NY, a town centered around it¡¯s glass factory and museum. He first began blowing glass as an apprentice to Jon Meyer at eighteen. He went on to study with Michel Pavlik at Hartwick College. Matthew also served as an apprentice at the Glashutte Eisch in Germany. Since then Matthew has attended workshops at Rhode Island School of Design, the Penland School of Design, and the Haystack Mountain School in Maine. His has exhibited his work throughout the United States as well as Japan, Germany, England, and Canada. His work is also included in several public and private collections including: Corning Museum of Glass, the Frauenau Museum of Glass in Germany, and the Smithsonian. Matthew Buechner¡¯s creativity and innovation results in art glass that ranges from elegant Art Nouveau style perfume vials to whimsical sculptures. In his series, Emerging Form, Matthew creates perfume vials and bowls which emerge out of graceful leaves surrounding an abounding flower. The leaves are etched to achieve a soft radiating light which contrasts the lustrous glass of the bottle. In his Bowl of Fruit and Veggies series, glass comes alive with color and whimsy. Matthew also creates snowmen which are costumed as various characters from history and popular culture.