Glassblowing circa 1943
This was the year my parents were married. The traditional and modern manufacture of glass, glass research, and its applications.
Britain has attained a leading position in the manufacture of glass. Sand purification is carried out on a considerable scale. There are shots of furnaces, of bubbling molten glass, of glass being ground and polished and of the cutter at work. Scientific instruments and perfectly balanced lenses are made in Britain today. (Films of Britain – British Council Film Department Catalogue – 1942-1943)
Get this Greg Chase Glass Murrina Encased Pendant – Greg Chase is a well know master in the art of Murrine (or Millie) making. I have taken one of his “coins”, a slice of a murrine “cane” included in a rare double sided encasement and made that into a pendant. This petite, for glass, 8.3g pendant is simply a wearable showcase for Greg’s artistry. About 2 inches long. The cane is a scene of the New Orleans waterfront with pelicans flying overhead. This listing is for one pendant.
You can purchase Greg’s cane here
Watching Glassblowing Live (over the internet) at the Tacoma Museum of Glass
Submitted December 19, 2014 at 09:43AM by bepdub
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[fblike style=”standard” showfaces=”false” width=”450″ verb=”like” font=”arial”] This fumed pendant is 34mm by 47mm (or 1 7/8″)
Adjectives that best describe this is glowing, floating with an etherial inner light. Also, nebula-like is a good word to describe this piece.