Home and Table Magazine: Greater Philadelphia Edition Spring2017 - Page 31

We’re all familiar with Murano glass, to some extent. You may even own a piece of it. Which is why you’re reading this in the first place. But Seattle’s come on in recent years as the new torchbearer. And Michael Bokrosh has been there from the start. In a city that now boasts a few thousand glassmakers, he’s one of a hand- ful of coldworkers, a broad term that’s used to describe a very specialized craft that encom- passes altering—grinding, polishing, cutting— glass after it cools. Bokrosh has been making fine-art glass sculp- ture for the last 30 years, quite massive in scale for the last 20 of those. Repair and rest