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Murrine Tile Making 2 weeks

May 24 @ 9:30 am - 5:00 pm

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An event every week that begins at 9:30 am on Sunday, repeating until May 29, 2020


Murrine are tiles of pattern that have been created by layering up a design in a block of glass, melting it together then cutting it with a diamond saw. These tiles are then fused into a final piece of glass to create interesting and repetitive patterns. Often in the kiln forming studio we will make these in the form of pattern bars, however true murrine cane is stretched out in a glory hole (hot box in a glass blowing studio) so the design is stretched and reduced in diameter. This process is very similar to the traditional method of making rock candy. It is a rare opportunity for kiln formers to get the chance to work alongside a glass blower in a hot shop to create these wondrous tiles of intricate design, but we are lucky enough to have Maureen Williams and Mariella McKinley working with us at Maureen’s studio in StKilda where the prefused blocks constructed at Blue Dog, will be stretched out.

The class fee includes all materials and a day in a local glass blowing studio


May 24
9:30 am - 5:00 pm
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