Vitrigraph workshop


Vitrigraph workshop

Duration: 4 hours

  • Times: 10:00am – 14:00pm
  • Numbers: limited to 1 person
  • Dates: various (midweek and weekends, contact us to book in)
  • Location: 28 Yarrow Close, Rushden, Northamptonshire, NN10 0XL
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Course Dates

Dates are very flexible; please get in touch for the next available date. We can run them midweek and at weekends. Note we typically have a 2 month lead time when booking your workshop date.

What is vitrigraph work?

A Vitrigraph kiln is primarily used to make glass Stringers and Murrini.
Stringers are long thin strands of glass often used as grasses and foliage in fused glass projects.

Traditionally Murrini (sometimes called Milliefiori) is made in a hot shop by glass blowers. Once you have mastered a few simple techniques you will be able to design and make your own murrini in a vitrigraph kiln.

What’s included?

  • Structure and set up of a vitrigraph kiln
  • Preparing terracotta pots for firing
  • Stacking the pot with glass
  • Setting the pot in the kiln
  • Firing schedules for pot conditioning and glass firing
  • How to start the pull
  • Glass pulling techniques
  • Pulling stringers
  • Pulling canes and twisties
  • Tea, coffee and biscuits throughout the day

You will leave with a selection of the murrini that you have pulled from across the pull and an e-book set of notes.

You will be working with glass at 840ºC, so please ensure that you wear closed-toe shoes and a long sleeved top. For safety, no shorts are allowed during a vitrigraph pull. Safety equipment will be supplied.

We are always happy to chat or answer any questions you may have prior to the workshop– give us a call.