Learn flameworking techniques to create text and image-based murrini pattern slices that you can incorporate into your glass pieces. Pulling murrini is an Italian technique of melting and stacking different colors together and pulling them into long rods. When the cross section of the pull is cut, it reveals the internal pattern, image, or lettering. Murrini is great to use as a unique way to sign your work, to add small details to a composition, or use in unconventional ways! The techniques covered can be translated to just about any type of glass (soda-lime, borosilicate) and merged with complex murrini patterns in the hotshop, fused together, rolled up, or polished as finished objects.
No experience necessary, all skill levels are welcome. Most demonstrations will employ soda-lime glasses in an effort to save on time, but students may choose to work with any brand of glass, including borosilicate.
Weekly Class |
Sessions: March 23 — April 27
Thursdays, 6:00 - 9:00 pm