Basic Franchini Millefiori $700
Milefiori is is an ancient technique that was revived in Venice in the sixteenth century and in France and England in the nineteenth century.
The term millefiori is a combination of the Italian words "mille" (thousand) and "fiori" (flowers). It is a technique where colored glass rods, murrine, are fused and cut to create flower patterns. A murrine rod is heated and pulled until thin while still maintaining the cross section's design. It is then cut into beads or discs when cooled.
Learn to create a basic image cane (typically a yin yang though image is open for discussion) in the Franchini style with murrine building and pulling techniques followed by a brief discussion on cold working. Participants will keep 100 grams of the cane Ryan makes in addition to their own.
Date: By Appointment
Length: 8 hours
Class level: Intermediate
Class Size: 1-3
Materials Required: All provided
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