The legendary Dan Fenton’s work in hot glass ranged from sandblast etching pickups for use in blown glass vessels to making his own murrine for fused work. Whether flat, etched, or hot glass, he challenged every technique to provide him with groundbreaking results.
David Patchen, current work is an intensive exploration of patterns, colors and transparency created through multi-layered cane and murrine. I most often create work within a series of graceful forms I consider three dimensional canvases. Some themes in my work include windows into or through a piece, things hidden & revealed & extreme detail. My influences include textiles, ethnically distinct colors and shapes as well as the marine environment." http://www.davidpatchen.com/
rounds approx 17mm x 16mm. These are made from white glass encased in teal transparent glass which was then smothered with pure silver foil and my own handmade reactive glass murrini added. The beads have been etched for a gorgeous soft sea-glass feel.