Instructor Biography

Jodie McDougall first started melting glass when she wanted interesting eyeballs for a koi fish Tiffany style lamp she was creating. She turned on the torch and never looked back. Her passion for cane work started very early on in her lampworking obsession. She decided to close her massage practice of 15 years and dedicate her life to the exploration and creation of Murrine. A hobby in the fiber arts lead her away from making glass beads to another passion making glass buttons. The buttons became the perfect platform to showcase her cane work. She delights in traveling and teaching about the intricate pictures in glass. Her work is in museums and private collections around the world.


Spoon Full of Sugar Skull Murrine with Jodie McDougall
When: , Jul 18 - Jul 22
Time: 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Tuition $900.00
Instructor: Jodie McDougall

Murrine and cane work has been a part of the glass art world since the Ancient Byzantine period.

We will hit the ground running in this intensive class of learning to create a complex Murrine cane, in soft glass, at the torch. We will focus on building and pulling different shapes in glass, adding them together to create a component, that will lead to a final assembly on the fourth day. We'll focus on heat control and working with larger amounts of glass off mandrel.Our last day together will be in the cold shop.

Demonstrations will include different applications of Murrine in a finished glass project. Before we meet you will be sent a blank skull pattern to play with your own designs and colors. In class we will evaluate and troubleshoot each of your images. Be prepared to be flexible. (Jodie will of course have a set template if you wish to forgo the prep work.) 

10 of 10 seats available.