cane

I love signing up for things when I’m not actually sure what they are! This spring it was the “intro to cane” class at DC Glassworks. The description sounded good and I was eager to get back to the hot shop.

So what is it? You take a rod of color, incase it in clear glass and pulllllllllll.
handmade glass canes

Once you have these nifty canes of color, you cut and assemble them into the design you seek, heat and blow.

Blown Glass Cylinder with handmade canes

Cane takes an incredible amount of time and is fraught with opportunity for disaster. But when it works, it’s pretty darn awesome.

Blown Glass Cylinder with handmade canes

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