Scott Benefield’s Murrine Masterclass


Our April masterclass was enriched by some spectacular demos and techniques shared by the cane working and Murrine master, Scott Benefield.  An American now living in Northern Ireland, this is Scott’s second visit to The Glass Hub.  We had four returning students and two new to welcome, and what with all the plates, forks and extra bits around, the workshop felt really busy.  That makes it sound like some sort of feast, which it was, of course, if you like flat sections of square glass, lined up, heated and squashed together to make a flat sheet, then rolled up, sealed and blown into beautiful mosaic style vases.  read more…