My Class with Davide Salvadore at Corning Museum of Glass

Boy, am I lucky.  I just returned from a week-long class at The Studio at The Corning Museum of Glass in Corning, New York.  Davide Salvadore, a glass maestro from Murano, Italy, was teaching a course in murrine making, and how to pick them up on a blowpipe to make a piece out of it.

Murrine making is a technique that I use a lot, so it was a natural to take his class.  He is a very generous man with his time and knowledge.

To make murrine, you bundle rods of color in a pattern that you choose, heat it all together, and then pull it like taffy, into a long, maybe 15 feet, rod.  It then goes into the annealer, and the next day you slice it into 1/2″ chunks.  The cross-section pattern is what you’re after.

I’ll explain more and show some examples in later blog posts.  Suffice it to say, the technique is tricky at first, but the patterns and combinations of colors areImageImageImage only restricted by your imagination, and Davide Salvadore is a master at this technique.

More later.

Advertisements

2 Comments

Filed under Uncategorized

2 responses to “My Class with Davide Salvadore at Corning Museum of Glass

  1. Great David. I can’t wait to see your new work. We will be in Maine after July 10 for about 9 days. Will call you and hope we can get together.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s