View Full Version : The making of canne and murrini and their use in b

Ben Solwitz
03-16-2012, 02:47 PM
lown glass forms

Anyone taken a look at Marquis' masters thesis? The Rakow sent a microfilm to the mid manhattan nypl branch for me so I could take a look at it here, but I haven't made it over there yet.

I bought a copy of Miniature Masterpieces (http://www.amazon.com/Miniature-Masterpieces-Mosaic-Glass-1838-1924/dp/3791314548/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1331927474&sr=8-1) (wicked expensive) and it's an awesome book for anyone interested in murrine. I've been thinking about building a book scanner for a few years for cases like this. The photographs are pretty incredible. I believe there was only one print run, in 1995.

These two videos were a result of the same research/exhibition:
Designs in miniature (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lxz0k7QCssQ&list=UU8k70kLHHZMexxH1u0oiKxg&index=13&feature=plcp)
Giovanni Sarpellon presents a lecture on mosaic and murrini glass - CMOG Fellows Spring 1995 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WvbZUof4Cuk&list=UU8k70kLHHZMexxH1u0oiKxg&index=14&feature=plcp)

Kurt Johnson
03-16-2012, 03:23 PM
If you look at the Stumpchuck web site you will see how a modern American master Loren Stump has based some of his work on this book. The murrini are all built in the torch with soft (104) glass. Some of the pictures required dozens of parts, built and then pulled down.
You can take a class with him, he is one of the finest lampwork teachers around.


Ben Solwitz
03-16-2012, 04:20 PM
Unfortunately I only have a total of about 10 hours of lampworking experience, from a weekend workshop at Corning. I'd definitely like to learn more but I only have so much time and energy. I've met Loren once or twice at Corning, he always gives interesting slide shows of his work. He acts embarrassed and flips through as fast as he can hehe