Thursday, January 22, 2009

New Cane Vase

Micah and I have been experimenting with cane a little bit. As a matter of fact, we have decided to really spend some time focusing on cane in our glass blowing. It really helped us a lot to see Dante Marioni and Janusz Pozniak and the team @ Tacoma Museum of Glass in our recent trip. Some of the things we observed have already helped us quite a bit and will continue to help us. We have many more things we are gonna get into.

We made this vase based also on a technique that I saw Lino Tagliapietra and crew do earlier this year. It was our very first attempt and we made it look pretty easy. Not as easy as Lino, Dante, or Janusz, but for us, a huge big deal!!!! It couldn't have turned out much better. It's about 12-1/2" tall x 9" wide.

We are really excited about the cane. Stay tuned as we progress. We have several commission pieces to blow, so we will ease into it as we can get to it.


Andrew said...

I need to watch you all do this. Awesome work.

Drew Jaeger said...

That is a very nice vase! I just came across your blog yesterday and have been reading through a lot of your older posts. I hope someday to be able to make stuff half as nice as this.


Andrew said...

I had no idea you were such a fan of the Disguise Master.

mara said...

Have been following your site for some time and finally taking a moment to comment, so I say this:
1. this piece is just lovely. would like to see it peronally
2. your photagrophy is very nice. would like to try working with darker backdrops, really nice look.
3. As for Italian Jim's website, I am confused. I was raised in Yukon and I just don't remember that big mountain with the little adobe houses. New edition?

Bella Forte Glass Studio said...

Thanks for the nice words about the vase and the photography. Concerning the brand new housing addition in Yukon depicted on our Italian Jim's website...... well, all I can say, is that it's that new imagination addition and I am glad you have a sense of humor. Thanks for leaving the note.