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Murrine Paperweight

Loretta Forde




Glass paperweights with murrine.  Murrine are colored images made in a glass cane that are revealed when the cane is cut into thin cross-sections.  Artist Loretta Forde scatters pieces of murrine on a marver (steel table) which she picks up on the surface of a hot glass ball. Further heating, and shaping on the marver incorporates the murrine completely into the glass, creating a random arrangement of murrine.

  • Approximately 3″wide x 1.25″tall
  • Each piece is unique, expect slight differences
  • Made in NC