• Introduction to Cane & Murrine with Matt Paskiet


    Learn the fundamentals of Italian techniques in pulling and picking up cane and murrini in this intimate intensive. Meet for 3 hours each night to watch demos and work closely with Matt to get the basics down. Some color will provided, but students should also bring their own. Students may want to come in early to spend time outside of class cutting cane.

    Start the first night with simple straight cane pulls. The second night, students will learn a basic cane roll up on both a collar and on a bubble. Then last two nights will further explore the vast and varied world of complex cane and murrini. Come ready with ideas and ready to help your classmates and work as a team.

    This class will run in the evening from Sept. 25-28,  3 hours each night from 6-9pm

    Experience Level: advanced beginner – intermediate, with at least 6 months of glass experience. 

    This class is sponsored in part by the Ohio Arts Council

    Introduction to Cane & Murrine with Matt Paskiet

    About the Artist

    Matt Paskiet began his study of Glass Blowing at the Toledo Museum of Art and further pursued his studies at Pilchuck Glass School in Washington State, as well as Fundacio Centre del Vidre de Barcelona. After his training, Mr. Paskiet refined his skills by assisting esteemed glass artists Dale Chihuly and Dino Rosin. Ready to practice all he had learned, he returned to Toledo where he has been creating his glass for over 22 years. His work is a reflection of his unique vision, and passion inspired by his love of nature and spirituality.

    Artist Statement: “Only through trial and error did I finally realize the passion in my life: Glass and the possibilities available with glass as timeless art. As I grow with the medium, my respect grows for it as well. I have only scratched the surface of my imagination and application; the possibilities are endless.”


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