Glass rod or cane, is produced by slowly and steadily drawing a piece of glass from a molten pot of raw glass, or by heating and drawing out a block of glass that can have complex patterns inside. The cane is cut to lengths, or in slices, for use in glassblowing.
A technique, originally adapted from glass, where a design is constructed using long rods of clay so that the design runs lengthwise through the log or block. This allows for identical slices of the same design. Canes can also be reduced or made smaller so that you can get the same design or pattern in a smaller slice.
Long thin pieces of glass, usually round, usually colored, used to build millefiori and murrini and as rods to decorate glass. The simplest cane is made by heating glass and pulling, the only trick being the rate of pulling to get a long rod of even diameter. The rod may be several yards/meters long. 1/8" to 1/4" (3-6 mm) is a common size. If color is coated with clear and then pulled, a thin rod of color is inside the thicker of clear. If several of these rods are bundled and twisted as they are pulled a spiral pattern is created used in latticino. Cane may have the center core molded, say into a heart, then cased, the colors remaining separate when pulled. A pattern cane may be built then surrounded with other patterns, say petals, and pulled to make a flower pattern or a more complicated picture. Millefiori is a form of cane, cut off in short pieces, figured like small flowers. Murrini are pictures made in glass, usually sliced very thin.
Rod of multicoloured glass, made up of smaller individual rods fused together, then stretched
Latticino and filigrana design glass that has been pulled out into a long rod.
a combination of logs
a cylindrical log of clay that has a design running through it, so that when you slice the log, each slice shows the design
a log or cylinder of clay
a rod or log of clay with a pattern running through its length
a cylinder or length (any shape) of clay (or glass) wherein several rods or sheets of color have been placed together to form a design running lengthwise through the shape.
A thin, monochrome rod, or a composite rod consisting of groups of rods of different colors, which are bundled together and fused to form a polychrome design that is visible when seen in cross section. See Bar, Millefiori, and Rod.
A cross section of glass made by pulling and stretching molten glass from both ends. Several color pattern and designs can be created. Whatever design is used along with the detail will continue to hold the precise shape, scale all the way down to an invisible dimension.
(or FLORET) The small piece of a molded or bundled glass rod that has been pulled out so that an intricate pattern appears in cross-section, (Refer to Chapter I for more detailed description of the cane-making process.)
Any string or rod of glass.
A long rod of glass or clay (with or without a pattern) that is used to make beads.
A thin glass rod formed by stretching a piece of hot glass; used for decorative accents.