Glossary of Terms

Bullseye glass
Glass colour manufacturer based in Portland, Oregon.
Cane
Glass which has been drawn out into a rod, or a composite rod consisting of groups of rods of different colours, which are bundled together and fused to form a polychrome design that is visible when seen in cross section.
Cast glass
Glass produced by 'casting', in other words by pouring molten glass into a mould or by heating glass already contained in the mould until the glass melts and assumes the shape of the mould.
Dichroic glass
A type of manufactured glass which exhibits two colours of light one which is reflected and the other transmitted.
Glassblowing
Inflating molten glass from within by gathering on the end of a metal pipe, then blowing through the pipe.
Incalmo
Technique of melting and joining two or more differently coloured pieces of hemispherical blown glass along their rims of equal diameter.
Murrine
Small cross-sections of cane in an infinite variety of patterns.
Cosmos Grandiflorus 2009

Cosmos Grandiflorus (a rare cosmic bloom) 2009
H70 W34 D34
Blown glass with murrine, cast Bullseye glass, Dichroic glass, Ballantini beads