Heating a murrini plate

New! Team Building Experience

Part of the magic of glassblowing is that it is more of a team sport or an interpretive dance than an art form done in solitude. This teamwork/collaboration is the way glass has been made for thousands of years. Here at Water Street Glassworks, we celebrate the tradition of teamwork.

We invite you and your team/group to join us! Work with our talented team to design in 2-D a glass pattern out of cane and murrine and then watch the piece being created in the hot shop; transforming it from a 2-D pattern to a 3-D blown glass vessel.


Your Experience Includes:

  • Your team will collaborate on the design using pre-made glass cane and murrine by laying out a pattern that will be heated and fused onto the glass vessel.
  • Provide direction for the final blown piece by choosing the shape and base color.
  • Observe our team in action! A blown vessel requires a team of experienced glassblowers to create the piece. It requires collaboration, trust, anticipation of needs, and some refer to it as watching a ballet. 
  • The experience includes the hand blown vessel that can be displayed in your office. 


What is Cane & Murrine?

Cane: Colored glass that has been drawn out into a rod to be used at a later time.

Murrine: Cross sectional pieces of cane. An age-old Venetian technique by which bundles of cane are assembled, heated, and stretched so as to create specific imagery within the resulting cross section piece.


Book Your Event

We will work with you to create the perfect event for your team. Contact the office for pricing and date availability at 269.925.5555 or email us for more information and to schedule your event. 

Making a hand blown vessel with Murrini

Making a handblown vessel with murrini