GlassRoots Studio, Carved Murrine Necklace

GlassRoots Studio, Carved Murrine Necklace

Vendor
GlassRoots, Inc.
Regular price
$300.00
Sale price
$300.00

About the Piece
18" long on waxed cotton cord and gold filled clasp. Murrine are colored patterns or images made in a glass cane that are revealed when the cane is cut into thin cross-sections. Murrine can be made in infinite designs from simple circular or square patterns to complex detailed designs to even portraits of people. Murrine production first appeared in the Middle East more than 4,000 years ago and was revived by Venetian glassmakers on Murano in the early 16th century.

About the Artist
Kate Dowd
Kate Dowd is a teaching artist and the lead flameworking instructor at GlassRoots. She graduated from Carnegie Mellon University School of Art with a Bachelors in Art. She has exhibited at The Andy Warhol Museum (Pittsburgh), The Frame Gallery (Pittsburgh), City WithOut Walls (Newark, NJ) and The Shore Institute of The Contemporary Arts (Long Branch, NJ). Kate has completed intensive courses at Urban Glass in Brooklyn, NY, Haystack Mountain School of Crafts in Deer Isle, ME and Pilchuck Glass School in Stanwood, WA.