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Loren Stump | Feb 5-9

February 8, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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An event every day that begins at 10:00am, repeating until February 9, 2018

Loren Stump | Feb 5-9


Instructor Loren Stump
February 5-9, 2018
Monday-Friday 10AM-5PM

This course is divided into three parts:
Murrini, Sculptural Techniques, and Encasement
Murrini will result in a Franchini-style cane. You will start with color mixing and blending. In a like manner, letter canes will be assembled to create signature canes.

Sculptural Techniques
Examine several different methods for achieving human body and animal sculptural forms. The techniques include cold assembly, hot sculpture, detail overlay, temperature control, tool use, drilling hoes with hot tungsten pick, and the correct application of murrini.

Produce a small floral paperweight. Floral setup techniques include using blended colors, ribbed cane, and overlays as components for creating leaf stock, stems, buds, ball flowers, petals, and stamen. You will then assemble and arrange the floral components into a “setup” with a quick lesson in frit making to use as a background. A Stumpsucker will be used to vacuum encase a sculptural or floral setup in clear glass.


Session I: February 5-9, 2018 / Monday – Friday / 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. (1/2 hour lunch break)
Class may regularly go much longer than 5PM. Bringing or arranging for lunch and dinner is encouraged.
Material fee is included.

Bring a lunch or cash to order out for lunch.
Natural fabric clothing recommended. Please wear close-toed shoes and have hair pulled back.


As a native of Sacramento, California, Loren Stump’s career began over 41 years ago as a stained glass artist. In 1993 Loren discovered his natural talents with glass in molten form. Self-taught, he quickly mastered advanced shaded murrine, intricate sculpture, and paperweight encasement.
One innovative technique Loren is known for is the manipulation of a two dimensional murrine slice into a three dimensional form. Mr. Stump is also showcased for his large scale lampwork sculptures made of soft glass. Loren’s progressive methods and expertise, along with the use of his own inventive tools, keep him in demand as a remarkable glass artist and instructor.
Traveling throughout the United States and abroad, Loren is known for sharing his wisdom openly as an entertaining, patient, and tireless instructor and demonstrator. Loren’s incredible artwork has been displayed or is currently on display at the Corning Museum of Glass, The Ertz Israel Museum, and the Kyokei Fujita Glass Museum. 




Class is subject to cancellation if minimum number of students is not met.


Some classes require protective eye wear (eye wear provided by SGS). All students required to wear closed toed-shoes.


February 8, 2018
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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