Murrini | Purple Rainforest

Size: 9.5″ x 4.25″ x 4.25″
Artist: Patrick Kerry Brown

This stunning piece has amethyst and red wine surrounding murrini created with a cane bundle. Its sister piece is close in size and has topaz colors – they make a great pair.

Murrini or murrine are slices of simple to complex cane that are made to be used in cross-section as part of the color application for a piece. There are infinite designs from simple to complex and forms including round, square, triangular, and rectangular.

Cane is a color application where a thin rod of glass is made from various glass rods of different colors to form a design. Cane ranges from simple to complex. A simple cane is basically a cylinder of colored glass coated with clear glass. There is also a cased cane where the clear is coated with color. Then with complex cane, there are multiple designs, really only limited by the creator’s skill and imagination. Flat Cane is another cane-making process where a color cup is made and stuffed and the cane is then flattened and pulled.