In March 2019, the Glass Art Guild of Utah enjoyed a terrific class given by member artist Wayne Jacobsen on how to create murrine cane. Murrine first appeared in history over 4000 years ago and was popularized by Venetian glasscrafters in the early 16th century.

Artists stacked glass in Wayne’s stainless steel pot design, learned about the order in which glass flows through the pot, and then pulled over 100 feet of murrine cane. The group also learned how to create intentional designs in murrine. 

Additionally, artists got to try out Wayne’s Lazy Chops murrine chopper and got a demo of his electric, programmable murrine chopper.

We look forward to seeing how the Guild’s artists will incorporate this technique into their artwork!

GAGU members enjoyed learning about creating murrine canes in a March 2019 workshop.