Individual glass threads run through the center of cross-sections of hand-pulled glass cane, with cheerful cobalt and marigold yellow with black accents. Across the middle, more curved threads swoop, making a visual connection to the murrine core.
The glass cylinders in this bowl are sections individually cut from hand-pulled glass cane, which I create by heating glass to 1500 degrees and pulling it into rods while molten in a modern-day adaptation of the 16th century techniques of the Murano glassmakers. The gradient of murrine as it moves around the bowl reveals a chronology of the glass cane as it emerged from the crucible.
Fused, cold worked, and slumped.
Dimensions: 14" diameter, 1.25" tall