3D Flower Murrine: 2 Techniques
with Ikuyo Yamanaka
November 26-27, 2022
Intermediate Level Class
Saturday & Sunday, November 26-27, 2022
10 am to 5 pm
In this two day class, students will learn how to make and apply 3-D flower murrine to their beads using 2 different techniques: The single petal form, and the poppy form. Using a variety of soft glass colours to create delicate petals and pistils, students will then assemble, pull, and cut their creations into bite-sized bits. The murrine are then heated, and encased on a beautiful glass garden bead. Discussions will include: flower colours, shapes, and designs. If time permits, other flowers will be demonstrated.
All materials provided. Some experience required. Age 16+.
About the Instructor:
Ikuyo began the craft of lamp working in Japan in 1975. She worked for many years with various forms of glass; lamp work, accessories, art objects, tableware, kiln work and more.
In 2003 she moved to Vancouver Canada and has since been concentrating on making beads with soft glass. She has her own studio in Vancouver British Columbia and enjoys making beads every day.
She has taught classes in Ottawa, Vancouver and at Red Deer Polytechnic in Alberta, Canada. She has also taught online classes at the International Society of Glass Beadmakers Gathering. After all these years she still finds glass a fascinating medium to work with as it offers limitless possibilities and continually stimulates her creativity.