Category: Cane

Murrine Madness

By Brian Kerkvliet, copyright 4/1/97   Mosaic cane has a long and rich history that is important to understand if you want to get closer to the mind set of making cane. This comes to you if you spend time researching reading, thinking, and a lot of time in the studio! Many of my biggest […]

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Marbvelous Marbles

By Brian Kerkvliet, Copyright 1996 Glass marbles have been around for a long time. Your great grandfather probably played with them when he was a kid. Most of the older marbles have ended up in someone’s collection. Most likely these collectors are children at heart, or perhaps they played with marbles as a kid, but […]

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THE BEAD GETS BIGGER

by Brian Kerkvliet copyright 1995 In the last few articles I focused mainly on the development of style and various goings-on in the lampworking world. Now I think it’s time to get back to some of the nuts and bolts of flameworking! In my experience as a teacher and someone who is plugged into the […]

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THE FLAME GREW BRIGHTER

By Brian Kerkvliet, Copyright 1995 At the 25th anniversary of the Glass Art Society conference held in Asheville North Carolina, this past May (13-14 1995), there was a great enthusiasm for flameworking and beads. It is this refreshing energetic enthusiasm that I want to talk about! It seemed to envelop nearly every conversation to some […]

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Flameworking Health & Safety Guidelines

Like any craft or hobby, glassworking has some inherent risk of injury to the artist. As interest in lampworking has increased, it has become clear that some general information on potential health and safety risks would be useful to many people. The following information is intended to increase your enjoyment of lampworking, while adding to […]

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Dichroic Glass

  The Mysteries of Dichroic Glass By Brian Kerkvliet © 9/20/96 In the last several years there has been a growing interest in the use of dichroic glass. There are many reasons for the attraction to the spanky glitter effect that it produces. The most common being: “It sells my work”, “I love the way […]

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The Twist and Shout of Lampworking!

By: Brian Kerkvliet copyright 10/94 In this issue I will look at several of the many different types of twisted cane that you cane make on the torch. These canes are sometimes referred to (somewhat inaccurately) as latticino. The term latticino pertains to a particular kind of twisted cane that has color running the length […]

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Listing of Past Articles

Here are some articles that I have written over the years. I hope they help you. Articles on Inspiration Farm Books and Supplies Flameworkers Safety Sheet Bead Basics Beads From the Beginning Twist and Shout of Lampworking! Magic Kiln Tactics Annealing & More! Finding Your Style Did you loose it, or what!? The Flame Grew […]

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