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Blowing Glass with 104 COE


January 6 - 11, 2020
One-Week Session

104 is a wonderful glass used for lampworking, blowing, and casting, making it a very desirable glass for studio practice. While a familiar sight in the flameworking studio, 104 (Morretti) is not commonly used in the hot glass studio here in the US. We will be working with 104 colored glasses made by Effetre in Murano whose colors are formatted compatible.

This class will open the world of 104 glass to students as they think about design, process, and alternative materials. 104 is sold as cane or solid rods of colored glass; this will also be a cane working class. This class will be a deep dive into many cane techniques: cane pulls, roll ups, murrine, and the use of supios (small sections cut from a larger tube of glass) for creating projects. We will explore the working properties of 104 and the potential of this glass for use in the hot shop.

One year of glassblowing experience is recommended.


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Claire Kelly

Claire Kelly’s work examines the human connection with animals and their larger relationship to our world and environment. She has created a series of “fantastic microcosms that bring a...