A brief conversation with Marylin Ure

By Igor Peev

I had a brief conversation with Marylin Ure a while back before we launched the Women in Boro showcase. This is what she had to say. 

How did you get going as an artist? 

I started out as a Woodcarver and started with soft glass two years ago after seeing some cute glass bead stitch markers, used in knitting.  Donna at Salt City Glass got me started with Boro about a year and a half ago. I started these octopus as a way to learn how the different glasses worked with each other and just can’t seem to stop making them! Living in a very landlocked, desert state I seem to love everything about the sea! Turtles, fish, seashells….there is just something about glass and water that go so well together. Who knows what will come next…

That’s great. I love what you say about the sea. I can’t imagine living away from the sea at all.  What are your favorite colors?

Green, then blue. Even stranger I am what is called a 3N in Utah, well, I call it that anyway. That means Native Non-Mormon Non-Skier…..Makes me wonder why I stay! Ah, that’s right, kids!

What is your favorite thing about working with Momka’s Glass?

Two things….the smoothness of it, even the encased cad colors are hard to mess up. and number two is the surprises! I never cease to be amazed at what subtle differences in flame chemistry or striking times and temps can do to change the glass

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