Rajesh Kommineni is one of our ‘A Taste of Touchstone’ Artists who will also be teaching at Touchstone in 2018!

Visit The Allegany Arts Council’s Saville Gallery in Cumberland, MD from February 3-17, 2018 for ‘A Taste of Touchstone’ Gallery Exhibit. More information

Hurry, the exhibition closes this Saturday, Feb. 17!

Rajesh Kommineni is a glass artist who started working with glass in 1998 and established Kommineni Art Glass in 2003. His primary focus is, but not limited to marbles, paperweights, and pendants. Raj’s lampworked creations have appeared in The Encyclopedia of Modern Marbles, Spheres, and Orbs, Flow: A Glassworkers Journal, and Glass Line magazine.

To see more of Raj’s work visit his website and follow him on Instagram @rajkommineni

Raj will be teaching ‘Marbles at the Torch’ at Touchstone from September 21–24, 2018. Using borosilicate glass, students will learn how to make several styles of marbles, such as air trap compressions and tube implosions, as well as a few different surface decorations. We will also cover techniques for encasing marbles in clear glass for a magnifying effect. Demonstrations will alternate with working time. By the end of the week, you will know how to do many of the most important marble making techniques. In order to get the most out of this class, some previous lampworking experience and an intermediate skill level is recommended.

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