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Advanced Floral Murrine

Monday June 1, 2015 9:00 AM - Thursday June 4, 2015 10:00 PM

401 E. Taylor Street Suite 115 San Jose, CA 95112  (map)

In this course, you will make a variety of complex murrine components to achieve high detail in miniature floral design. We will explore the construction of plant components that are shaded, veined, and speckled—and then used for flat surface decoration and three-dimensional surface application. These components will be combined into picture murrine for later use. Paperweight vacuum encasement also will be covered. Please bring images of your three favorite flowers. Intermediate flameworking experience and some murrine experience is required. This workshop is designed for the borosilicate or soft glass student. Boro students will need to bring their own color.

For more information or to register for this class please visit: Gas Pre Conference Workshop


Monday June 15, 2015 - Saturday June 20, 2015
1 Museum Way, Corning NY 14830  (map)

Learn advanced murrine techniques, including color blending, design analysis, shaded components, and assembling and pulling cane to produce Franchini-style shaded faces. We will examine methods for creating human and animal sculptural forms, including cold assembly, hot sculpture, detail overlay, temperature control, tool use, tungsten holes, and the application of murrine. You will create a paperweight with an encased floral setup featuring blended colors, ribbed cane, and overlays. Some flameworking experience is required.

For more information or to register for this class please visit: The Studio at the Corning Museum of Glass

Loren Stump - Sculptural Workshop at FlameTree Glass

Dec 1-5 2016  Fee: $1400.00

This 5 day class will cover sculptural techniques in both hollow and solid form, on both mandrel and punty.  We will be working on animal and human facial features, general sculptural shapes and the use of tooling and heat control to maintain crisp detail.  The use of cane work, stringers and simple murrini will allow us to explore high detail in both fantasy and realism.  Bring notebooks and camera but no video allowed.  Techniques can be practiced in both hard and soft glass.  Beginner to advanced students will benefit from this workshop.