I’m really enjoying this Vitirgraph murrine!
Downloaded some new sounds (from Bleep!) for the occasion
The murrine I pulled and cut samples from the other day- I believe I already shared a photo but JIC here it is again 🙂
Something really neato when pulling Vitrigraph cane is towards the end of the pot (full of glass) the cane start pulling out with a hollow core. Straws, or tubes. I managed to pull some thick enough to turn into beads or something. 🙂
The OAC grant is enabling me to take funds normally put towards rent (made from classes, sales) towards highly necessary/needed equipment! So, I purchased this saw… 😉
Now I can make clean slices through the thicker murrine bundles, and really get this work moving forward!
Admittedly this saw is MASSIVE! It came with a stand, a kiddy pool :giggle: and everything necessary for making an incredible mess- I have it currently set-up (kind of) in the studio basement, which already suffers from water constantly running along the floor from snow melting outside, and a busted pipe from the upstairs tenants sink my landlady has yet to fix! Not too happy about the state of the basement. Last year sewage erupted from a city pipe, the year before grass started growing along with mushrooms in one of the corners… this is why I am currently looking for a new ‘industrial’ studio space. Unless of course this basement gets an overhaul! (which seems unlikely).
Here are the fused pieces.. just tack fused with medium frit Just experiments. Now I’m setting up some murrine bundles and will fuse/tack fuse(?) them, slice, grind and slump, then build some various forms.
Stay tuned! Meanwhile, Here’s some more audio adventures for ya’s.