Clayton Hill Studio

Tag: murrine

Can’t Stop It …

I know … I KNOW!!!  I’m supposed to be cooking for TWO!  I KNOW THIS ~ but, it can’t be stopped!  I started with what I hoped would be a yummy, roasted cauliflower recipe (Pinterest strikes again!) … No offense, but it was… Read More

Murrini, Funshine & Pups

I used some of our 96 murrini to make a couple of pendants.  They’re cute (!) and they proved to me they are fire-safe/stable.  So – check for cane listings in our shop and on our FB page!  And, it’s that time… Read More

Pool Time, Dinner and the Cowbell …

Dinner with the (high school) girls, along with a bit of pool time this week, and – Oh, life is good!  [Thanks ladies!!!] My kilns are cooking (photos to come), and I’ve got my next vit stack ready.  Shooting for an ocean/water… Read More

Cane, cane and more cane

We had a fun vitrigraph cane pull last week.  I finally got around to chopping, photographing and listing …   Then I played around with a couple of mixed bag options … I like it!  I’ll be listing a few in our… Read More

Worker Bee … that’s me!

This week, anyway … We did our first murrini slab.  Hmmm … next time I’ll make a round one for a kiln drop (imagine custom pendant-style light shades – for my studio!). And, I’m still making component parts for future tiles/jewelry: I… Read More

Still Learning …

We had another vitrigraph pull this week … We’ve got a nice variety of cane going – while we continue to learn what to do and what not to do!  Now, if SOMEONE would just finish making my cane-chopper! I played with… Read More

Studio update 2/24

We had our fourth vit pull last week.  I’m gaining some skills with ‘the stack’ and manipulating the temperatures … I’m hoping to try for some black/white/gray murrine next, maybe later today. We are building a decent collection of cane ‘flower bouquets’ …… Read More

We Did It!!!

We set our (4th) kiln up and had our first vitrigraph cane pull!  Yahoo!!! [So, yeah … it’s THAT kiln, the vitrigraph kiln … Which will forever be called ‘She Who Causes Broken Wing’ … I ❤ her!] We still have a… Read More

He Just Showed Me Up …

Doggone it!  But – we’re starting to learn to make torched murrine up in here!  I’m definitely having issues with heat control.  But DH took to it like he has been lampworking all his life.  WTH?!?   My pitiful attempts: And his… Read More