Martha’s Vineyard Glassworks

Photo by Susan Safford

An ancient tradition whose roots may be traced back to Murano, Italy off the coast of Venice, MV Gallery, set in an open field of farmland in West Tisbury, is home to both a glassblowing studio and a gallery of work.

Visitors watch artists molding delicate housewares and decorative figures. One may take the experience farther — going from viewer to an artisan oneself — by receiving a tutorial from professionals at the gallery.

MV Glass features the work of contemporary artists including Robert Phillips, Andrew Magdanz, Mark Weiner and Michiko Maekawa, and Susan Shapiro.