Current Exhibition

“THROUGH PUT”- MURRINI/MILLEFIORI

Current Exhibition

“THROUGH PUT”- MURRINI/MILLEFIORI

25 CGS member glass artists share work with us that explores the world of Murrini/Millefiori.

Murrine are colored patterns or images made in a glass cane that are revealed when the cane is cut into thin cross-sections. One familiar style is the flower or star shape which, when used together in large numbers from a number of different canes is called millefiori.

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.

Once murrine have been made, they can be incorporated into a glass vessel or sculpture in several ways. A number of murrine may be scattered, and then picked up on the surface of a partially-blown glass bubble. Further blowing, heating, and shaping on the marver will incorporate the murrine completely into the bubble and then the formed.

Alternatively, the murrine can be arranged in a compact pattern and then heated in a furnace until they fuse into a single sheet. The sheet can be formed over a mold (such as a bowl shape) and further heated so that the murrine are slumped to take the form required.

Another technique using a sheet of murrine made as above is to make a small disc (collar) of molten glass on the end of a blowing iron, then roll the disc along one edge of the sheet, picking up the sheet on the blowpipe in the form of a cylinder. The end of the cylinder opposite the blowpipe can be squeezed together and sealed. With further heating, the sealed cylinder can be blown and formed into any shape a glassblower can make.

Exhibition launched on 24th July 2018

Launched on:24th July 2018



Artist:Susan Sinclair

Email:Susan Sinclair

Description: Artist: Susan Sinclair
Severn
Photographer: Photo by Susan Sinclair
Details: Kiln-formed shallow vessel, 28.5cm x 6.5cm; glass sheet and hand-pilled murrini.
The River Severn is the longest river in the UK and has one of the highest tides in the world. My piece is evoking the swirling eddies and tidal pools of the Severn as it is in low tide.

Contact: Susan Sinclair churchhouseart@icloud.com

Contact: Susan Sinclair churchhouseart@icloud.com

Details: Kiln-formed shallow vessel, 28.5cm x 6.5cm; glass sheet and hand-pilled murrini.

TAKE PART IN NEXT EXHIBITION HERE

Artist:Tabitha Burrill

Description: Artist: Tabitha Burrill
Scarlet Punch
Details: Murrine Drop Vessels
This is from a series of work about women, the cycles they live with and their inner and outer selves.

Contact: tabithaburrill@gmail.com

Contact: tabithaburrill@gmail.com

Details: Murrine Drop Vessels

TAKE PART IN NEXT EXHIBITION HERE
Description: Marian Brenes

From Costa Rica

marian.bre@gmail.com

Contact: marian.bre@gmail.com

Contact: marian.bre@gmail.com

TAKE PART IN NEXT EXHIBITION HERE

Artist:Rob Silversides

Email:Rob Silversides

Description: Artist: Rob Silversides
Maldives
Photographer: Rob Silversides
Details: 16 x 24 x 8cm Bullseye glass
Inspired by being engulfed by a large shoal of powder blue surgeon fish in the Maldives. This began by setting fish shaped murrini into clear glass with gold/aqua dichroic, which then were kiln fired with colour in three stages building texture and flow. Kiln carving and a final low temp drape were used to add depth and drama.

Contact: Rob Silversides

Contact: Rob Silversides

Details: 16 x 24 x 8cm Bullseye glass

TAKE PART IN NEXT EXHIBITION HERE

Artist:JanHein van Stiphout

Email:Philip van Boxtel

Description: Artist: JanHein van Stiphout
Caesalpinia Holodiscus
Photographer: Philip van Boxtel
Details: Up to 3 meters long / glass.
Blown hollow plant stalks up to 3 meters, made of self-made murrini.

Contact: stipglas@stipglas.com

Contact: stipglas@stipglas.com

TAKE PART IN NEXT EXHIBITION HERE

Artist:Victoria Lucas Roberts

Description: Artist: Victoria Lucas Roberts
Blue Murrini Plate
Details: Approximately 19 x 19 cm
Made from both opaque and translucent Effetre glass.

Contact: victoriana101@outlook.com

Contact: victoriana101@outlook.com

Details: Approximately 19 x 19 cm Made from both opaque and translucent Effetre glass.

TAKE PART IN NEXT EXHIBITION HERE

Artist:Sue Foster

Email:Sue Foster

Description: Artist: Sue Foster
Nuts about Donuts
Photographer: Sue Foster
Details: Platter using bullseye circles and Donuts together with murini from Glass by Tabitha.

Details: Platter using bullseye circles and Donuts together with murini from Glass by Tabitha.

TAKE PART IN NEXT EXHIBITION HERE

Artist:Roberta Ayles

Description: Artist: Roberta Ayles
Blue wiggles panel
Details: 500mm square
Window panel incorporating vitrigraphs and murrini cut from them.

Contact: www.aylesglass.com

Contact: www.aylesglass.com

Details: 500mm square Window panel incorporating vitrigraphs and murrini cut from them.

TAKE PART IN NEXT EXHIBITION HERE

Artist:Roberta Mason

Email:Matthew Booth

Description: Artist: Roberta Mason
The Most Charming Creatures
Photographer: Matthew Booth
Details: 14x18 cm (ovoid), polished top, can be shown from either direction
Part of an installation inspired by a sense of immersion and the wonderful
drawings of ocean plankton by Ernst Haeckel.

Contact: info@bluechromisglass.com (Roberta Mason)

Contact: info@bluechromisglass.com

TAKE PART IN NEXT EXHIBITION HERE

Artist:Marizilda Lacerda Martini

Description: Artist: Marizilda Lacerda Martini
Work in fusing glass
Vidro floot and
Millefiori by China
Marizilda Lacerda Martini
São Paulo - Brasil

Contact: marizildamartini@terra.com.br

Contact: marizildamartini@terra.com.br

TAKE PART IN NEXT EXHIBITION HERE

Artist:Bruce Marks & Cathryn Shilling Colony

Email:Ester Segarra

Description: Artist: Bruce Marks & Cathryn Shilling
Colony
Photographer: Ester Segarra
Details: Hot worked and fused murrine
The starting point for this collaboration was a conversation reminiscing the joy of discovering the myriad of ocean creatures and plants in and around rock pools during seaside holiday trips. It is intended that the viewer be drawn into the detail and perhaps discover an element that rekindles childhood memories and emotions from a past now dormant in the mind.

Contact: info@brucemarksglass.com glass@cathrynshilling.co.uk

Contact: info@brucemarksglass.com glass@cathrynshilling.co.uk

Details: Hot worked and fused murrine

TAKE PART IN NEXT EXHIBITION HERE

Artist:Sandra A. Fuchs

Description: Artist: Sandra A. Fuchs
Sandra A. Fuchs fusion work- selfdesigned and selfmade kilnformed murrine:
"Move On". 45 x 25 cm. 2016. (American nut base)

AUSTRIA
www.sandra-a-fuchs.com

Contact: AUSTRIA www.sandra-a-fuchs.com

Contact: AUSTRIA www.sandra-a-fuchs.com

TAKE PART IN NEXT EXHIBITION HERE

Artist:Marie Wray

Description: Artist: Marie Wray
Tear drops
Details: Vitrigraph pulled caned fused and slumped
13cm Diameter at rim by 7.5cm tall

Contact: 07860 324940

Contact: 07860 324940

Details: Vitrigraph pulled caned fused and slumped 13cm Diameter at rim by 7.5cm tall

TAKE PART IN NEXT EXHIBITION HERE

Artist:Anthony McCabe

Email:Anthony McCabe

Description: Artist: Anthony McCabe
Shattering the Silk Road
Photographer: Designer and Photography: Anthony McCabe
Details: Glass Amphora with Murrini inserts
Italian Murrini glass encased in studio glass and allowed to crack to represent
the demise of trade in ancient times along the Silk Road.

Details: Glass Amphora with Murrini inserts

TAKE PART IN NEXT EXHIBITION HERE

Artist:Juliette Derwent

Email:Juliette Derwent

Description: Artist: Juliette Derwent
Fractaala Anvers - ice and glacier
Photographer: Juliette Derwent
Details: Plaque for the garden made from fused glass murrini
The Fractaala series are named after islands around the world:
something about each piece will resonate with the island it's named after.
Anvers lies towards the northern end of the Antarctic.
It is 30.5cm wide and 1.1cm thick.

Contact: Juliette Derwent

Contact: Juliette Derwent

Details: Plaque for the garden made from fused glass murrini

TAKE PART IN NEXT EXHIBITION HERE

Artist:Janine Altman

Description: Artist: Janine Altman
Tulips in Spring
Details: Fused glass technique , bullseye glass.
This piece is inspired by tulips, beautiful flower full of meanings. White tulips, the color
of purity, kindness and peace. White tulips are also related to love, one that is abundant
and of course pure. Orange tulips, fascination, energy, enthusiasm, happiness, as well as
desire and passion, communicate through orange tulips.

Contact: www.janinealtman.com / janine.altman@gmail.com Country of residence: Uruguay

Contact: janine.altman@gmail.com

TAKE PART IN NEXT EXHIBITION HERE

Artist:Beverley Bunn

Email:Beverley Bunn

Description: Artist: Beverley Bunn
Orange Murrini Twisted Elliptical Dish
Photographer: Beverley Bunn
Details: Made using hand pulled virigraph murrini made of Bullseye glass, with a centre of powder, frit and tekta
This twisted elliptical dish reveals the complex cross-sections of all levels of the same pull of vitrigraph murrini, alongside a centre of contrastingly simple powder, frit and tekta. The edges have been cold-worked to show the interesting middles, seen when the length of the murrini is revealed.

Contact: bevbunn@yahoo.co.uk 07966 461572

Contact: bevbunn@yahoo.co.uk 07966 461572

Details: Made using hand pulled virigraph murrini made of Bullseye glass, with a centre of powder, frit and tekta

TAKE PART IN NEXT EXHIBITION HERE

Artist:Estelle Dean

Email:Robert Firth

Description: Artist: Estelle Dean
Angst
Photographer: Robert Firth
Details: furnace pulled Murrini, fused and free formed by hand , 30x20x15cm
TAKE PART IN NEXT EXHIBITION HERE

Artist:Amanda Charles

Description: Artist: Amanda Charles
Amanda Charles

adc@amco-agency.co.uk

Contact: adc@amco-agency.co.uk

Contact: adc@amco-agency.co.uk

TAKE PART IN NEXT EXHIBITION HERE

Artist:Iris F Litt

Description: Artist: Iris F Litt
Close to my Heart
Details: 4 1/2 x 5 1/4 mm.
Fused glass with imbedded Murinni.

Contact: Irislitt@stanford.edu

Contact: Irislitt@stanford.edu

Details: 4 1/2 x 5 1/4 mm. Fused glass with imbedded Murinni.

TAKE PART IN NEXT EXHIBITION HERE

Artist:Mim Brigham

Email:Phil Parr

Description: Artist: Mim Brigham
Marram Grass and beyond
Photographer: Phil Parr
Details: Hand pulled Murrini cane subsequently fused
Inspired by Marram Grass, the grass which maintains the integrity of the sand dunes. Here seen in the garden demonstrating that it would be a great sculptural piece for the garden

Contact: mimbrigham6@gmail.com

Contact: mimbrigham6@gmail.com

TAKE PART IN NEXT EXHIBITION HERE

Artist:Martin Cheek

Email:Martin Cheek

Description: Artist: Martin Cheek
‘Chippy’s No Brainer’
Photographer: Martin Cheek
Details: Original Mosaic Media: Handmade glass fusions, handmade murrini and millefiori, unglazed Cinca ceramic Original Mosaic: Dimensions: 108cm x 76cm
Naughty Chippy has got onto the table containing fanciful cakes.
Can you work out why it's called 'Chippy's no brainer'?!

Contact: martin cheek: mrtncheek@hotmail.co.uk

Contact: mrtncheek@hotmail.co.uk

TAKE PART IN NEXT EXHIBITION HERE

Artist:nathalie ozouf

Description: Artist: nathalie ozouf
aurora borealis
Photographer: 250
Details: 30cm by 60cm
3 copper foil panel joined together with hinges,not yet finished

Contact: 0208 9467165

Contact: 0208 9467165

TAKE PART IN NEXT EXHIBITION HERE

Artist:Iain Smith

Email:Iain Smith

Description: Artist: Iain Smith
Bright Murrine Bowl
Photographer: Iain Smith
Details: Drop out bowl made from fused murrine. 13cm dia., 5cm height.
The murrine were made in a self-built kiln. They were cut to 12 mm and fused together to make a disk. The disk was then dropped through a stainless steel drop-out.

Contact: Iain Smith
TAKE PART IN NEXT EXHIBITION HERE

Artist:Susan Sinclair

Email:Susan Sinclair

Description: Artist: Susan Sinclair
Severn
Photographer: Photo by Susan Sinclair
Details: Kiln-formed shallow vessel, 28.5cm x 6.5cm; glass sheet and hand-pilled murrini.
The River Severn is the longest river in the UK and has one of the highest tides in the world. My piece is evoking the swirling eddies and tidal pools of the Severn as it is in low tide.

Contact: Susan Sinclair churchhouseart@icloud.com

Contact: Susan Sinclair churchhouseart@icloud.com

Details: Kiln-formed shallow vessel, 28.5cm x 6.5cm; glass sheet and hand-pilled murrini.

TAKE PART IN NEXT EXHIBITION HERE

Artist:Tabitha Burrill

Description: Artist: Tabitha Burrill
Scarlet Punch
Details: Murrine Drop Vessels
This is from a series of work about women, the cycles they live with and their inner and outer selves.

Contact: tabithaburrill@gmail.com

Contact: tabithaburrill@gmail.com

Details: Murrine Drop Vessels

TAKE PART IN NEXT EXHIBITION HERE
Description: Marian Brenes

From Costa Rica

marian.bre@gmail.com

Contact: marian.bre@gmail.com

Contact: marian.bre@gmail.com

TAKE PART IN NEXT EXHIBITION HERE

Artist:Rob Silversides

Email:Rob Silversides

Description: Artist: Rob Silversides
Maldives
Photographer: Rob Silversides
Details: 16 x 24 x 8cm Bullseye glass
Inspired by being engulfed by a large shoal of powder blue surgeon fish in the Maldives. This began by setting fish shaped murrini into clear glass with gold/aqua dichroic, which then were kiln fired with colour in three stages building texture and flow. Kiln carving and a final low temp drape were used to add depth and drama.

Contact: Rob Silversides

Contact: Rob Silversides

Details: 16 x 24 x 8cm Bullseye glass

TAKE PART IN NEXT EXHIBITION HERE

Artist:JanHein van Stiphout

Email:Philip van Boxtel

Description: Artist: JanHein van Stiphout
Caesalpinia Holodiscus
Photographer: Philip van Boxtel
Details: Up to 3 meters long / glass.
Blown hollow plant stalks up to 3 meters, made of self-made murrini.

Contact: stipglas@stipglas.com

Contact: stipglas@stipglas.com

TAKE PART IN NEXT EXHIBITION HERE

Artist:Victoria Lucas Roberts

Description: Artist: Victoria Lucas Roberts
Blue Murrini Plate
Details: Approximately 19 x 19 cm
Made from both opaque and translucent Effetre glass.

Contact: victoriana101@outlook.com

Contact: victoriana101@outlook.com

Details: Approximately 19 x 19 cm Made from both opaque and translucent Effetre glass.

TAKE PART IN NEXT EXHIBITION HERE

Artist:Sue Foster

Email:Sue Foster

Description: Artist: Sue Foster
Nuts about Donuts
Photographer: Sue Foster
Details: Platter using bullseye circles and Donuts together with murini from Glass by Tabitha.

Details: Platter using bullseye circles and Donuts together with murini from Glass by Tabitha.

TAKE PART IN NEXT EXHIBITION HERE

Artist:Roberta Ayles

Description: Artist: Roberta Ayles
Blue wiggles panel
Details: 500mm square
Window panel incorporating vitrigraphs and murrini cut from them.

Contact: www.aylesglass.com

Contact: www.aylesglass.com

Details: 500mm square Window panel incorporating vitrigraphs and murrini cut from them.

TAKE PART IN NEXT EXHIBITION HERE

Artist:Roberta Mason

Email:Matthew Booth

Description: Artist: Roberta Mason
The Most Charming Creatures
Photographer: Matthew Booth
Details: 14x18 cm (ovoid), polished top, can be shown from either direction
Part of an installation inspired by a sense of immersion and the wonderful
drawings of ocean plankton by Ernst Haeckel.

Contact: info@bluechromisglass.com (Roberta Mason)

Contact: info@bluechromisglass.com

TAKE PART IN NEXT EXHIBITION HERE

Artist:Marizilda Lacerda Martini

Description: Artist: Marizilda Lacerda Martini
Work in fusing glass
Vidro floot and
Millefiori by China
Marizilda Lacerda Martini
São Paulo - Brasil

Contact: marizildamartini@terra.com.br

Contact: marizildamartini@terra.com.br

TAKE PART IN NEXT EXHIBITION HERE

Artist:Bruce Marks & Cathryn Shilling Colony

Email:Ester Segarra

Description: Artist: Bruce Marks & Cathryn Shilling
Colony
Photographer: Ester Segarra
Details: Hot worked and fused murrine
The starting point for this collaboration was a conversation reminiscing the joy of discovering the myriad of ocean creatures and plants in and around rock pools during seaside holiday trips. It is intended that the viewer be drawn into the detail and perhaps discover an element that rekindles childhood memories and emotions from a past now dormant in the mind.

Contact: info@brucemarksglass.com glass@cathrynshilling.co.uk

Contact: info@brucemarksglass.com glass@cathrynshilling.co.uk

Details: Hot worked and fused murrine

TAKE PART IN NEXT EXHIBITION HERE

Artist:Sandra A. Fuchs

Description: Artist: Sandra A. Fuchs
Sandra A. Fuchs fusion work- selfdesigned and selfmade kilnformed murrine:
"Move On". 45 x 25 cm. 2016. (American nut base)

AUSTRIA
www.sandra-a-fuchs.com

Contact: AUSTRIA www.sandra-a-fuchs.com

Contact: AUSTRIA www.sandra-a-fuchs.com

TAKE PART IN NEXT EXHIBITION HERE

Artist:Marie Wray

Description: Artist: Marie Wray
Tear drops
Details: Vitrigraph pulled caned fused and slumped
13cm Diameter at rim by 7.5cm tall

Contact: 07860 324940

Contact: 07860 324940

Details: Vitrigraph pulled caned fused and slumped 13cm Diameter at rim by 7.5cm tall

TAKE PART IN NEXT EXHIBITION HERE

Artist:Anthony McCabe

Email:Anthony McCabe

Description: Artist: Anthony McCabe
Shattering the Silk Road
Photographer: Designer and Photography: Anthony McCabe
Details: Glass Amphora with Murrini inserts
Italian Murrini glass encased in studio glass and allowed to crack to represent
the demise of trade in ancient times along the Silk Road.

Details: Glass Amphora with Murrini inserts

TAKE PART IN NEXT EXHIBITION HERE

Artist:Juliette Derwent

Email:Juliette Derwent

Description: Artist: Juliette Derwent
Fractaala Anvers - ice and glacier
Photographer: Juliette Derwent
Details: Plaque for the garden made from fused glass murrini
The Fractaala series are named after islands around the world:
something about each piece will resonate with the island it's named after.
Anvers lies towards the northern end of the Antarctic.
It is 30.5cm wide and 1.1cm thick.

Contact: Juliette Derwent

Contact: Juliette Derwent

Details: Plaque for the garden made from fused glass murrini

TAKE PART IN NEXT EXHIBITION HERE

Artist:Janine Altman

Description: Artist: Janine Altman
Tulips in Spring
Details: Fused glass technique , bullseye glass.
This piece is inspired by tulips, beautiful flower full of meanings. White tulips, the color
of purity, kindness and peace. White tulips are also related to love, one that is abundant
and of course pure. Orange tulips, fascination, energy, enthusiasm, happiness, as well as
desire and passion, communicate through orange tulips.

Contact: www.janinealtman.com / janine.altman@gmail.com Country of residence: Uruguay

Contact: janine.altman@gmail.com

TAKE PART IN NEXT EXHIBITION HERE

Artist:Beverley Bunn

Email:Beverley Bunn

Description: Artist: Beverley Bunn
Orange Murrini Twisted Elliptical Dish
Photographer: Beverley Bunn
Details: Made using hand pulled virigraph murrini made of Bullseye glass, with a centre of powder, frit and tekta
This twisted elliptical dish reveals the complex cross-sections of all levels of the same pull of vitrigraph murrini, alongside a centre of contrastingly simple powder, frit and tekta. The edges have been cold-worked to show the interesting middles, seen when the length of the murrini is revealed.

Contact: bevbunn@yahoo.co.uk 07966 461572

Contact: bevbunn@yahoo.co.uk 07966 461572

Details: Made using hand pulled virigraph murrini made of Bullseye glass, with a centre of powder, frit and tekta

TAKE PART IN NEXT EXHIBITION HERE

Artist:Estelle Dean

Email:Robert Firth

Description: Artist: Estelle Dean
Angst
Photographer: Robert Firth
Details: furnace pulled Murrini, fused and free formed by hand , 30x20x15cm
TAKE PART IN NEXT EXHIBITION HERE

Artist:Amanda Charles

Description: Artist: Amanda Charles
Amanda Charles

adc@amco-agency.co.uk

Contact: adc@amco-agency.co.uk

Contact: adc@amco-agency.co.uk

TAKE PART IN NEXT EXHIBITION HERE

Artist:Iris F Litt

Description: Artist: Iris F Litt
Close to my Heart
Details: 4 1/2 x 5 1/4 mm.
Fused glass with imbedded Murinni.

Contact: Irislitt@stanford.edu

Contact: Irislitt@stanford.edu

Details: 4 1/2 x 5 1/4 mm. Fused glass with imbedded Murinni.

TAKE PART IN NEXT EXHIBITION HERE

Artist:Mim Brigham

Email:Phil Parr

Description: Artist: Mim Brigham
Marram Grass and beyond
Photographer: Phil Parr
Details: Hand pulled Murrini cane subsequently fused
Inspired by Marram Grass, the grass which maintains the integrity of the sand dunes. Here seen in the garden demonstrating that it would be a great sculptural piece for the garden

Contact: mimbrigham6@gmail.com

Contact: mimbrigham6@gmail.com

TAKE PART IN NEXT EXHIBITION HERE

Artist:Martin Cheek

Email:Martin Cheek

Description: Artist: Martin Cheek
‘Chippy’s No Brainer’
Photographer: Martin Cheek
Details: Original Mosaic Media: Handmade glass fusions, handmade murrini and millefiori, unglazed Cinca ceramic Original Mosaic: Dimensions: 108cm x 76cm
Naughty Chippy has got onto the table containing fanciful cakes.
Can you work out why it's called 'Chippy's no brainer'?!

Contact: martin cheek: mrtncheek@hotmail.co.uk

Contact: mrtncheek@hotmail.co.uk

TAKE PART IN NEXT EXHIBITION HERE

Artist:nathalie ozouf

Description: Artist: nathalie ozouf
aurora borealis
Photographer: 250
Details: 30cm by 60cm
3 copper foil panel joined together with hinges,not yet finished

Contact: 0208 9467165

Contact: 0208 9467165

TAKE PART IN NEXT EXHIBITION HERE

Artist:Iain Smith

Email:Iain Smith

Description: Artist: Iain Smith
Bright Murrine Bowl
Photographer: Iain Smith
Details: Drop out bowl made from fused murrine. 13cm dia., 5cm height.
The murrine were made in a self-built kiln. They were cut to 12 mm and fused together to make a disk. The disk was then dropped through a stainless steel drop-out.

Contact: Iain Smith
TAKE PART IN NEXT EXHIBITION HERE

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