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Introduction to Venetian Cane Techniques
Masterclass with Scott Benefield
pouring bowls by Scott Benefield
This five-day class will focus on cane techniques and functional objects. All of the basics of working with cane. Pulling straight and twisted canes, and using them to form blown glass objects will be covered, alongside a thoughtful approach to designing and making functional wares. Students will learn how to work in the studio using production techniques and teamwork so that multiple objects can be made with greater efficiency, paying close attention to details of form and finish. Daily demonstrations will supplement supervised practice sessions so that students can progress as quickly as possible in an immersive, intensive studio environment.
venetian jug Scott Benefield Canework vase - Scott Benefield
IMPORTANT! Due to the cooling down processes involved with all glassmaking it is not possible for students to take work home on the day it is made. Work needs to cool slowly in our kilns and may be collected at a later time by arrangement or carefully packaged and posted to you for £20 (Our cost, no more).
Scott is internationally known as a glassblower and educator with a speciality in Italian cane techniques. He has conducted workshops on these techniques in the UK, ROI, Turkey, Japan and throughout the United States where he resided for many years. He was a director of the Glass Art Society in the U.S. and is currently on the GAS Advisory Board. Scott takes the exquisite techniques of mid-century Italian glass as a starting point for his work. He moves beyond historical replica by intentionally disrupting the rhythm and order of pattern to create unique, tension filled pieces that question our ideas about perfection and control. See
Scott Benefield  Scott Benefield - Interference 2003
COURSE TUTOR: Scott Benefield
COURSE LEVEL: Intermediate - Advanced
New dates? Please contact us if you are interested in this course.
5 days (10am - 4:30pm)
Group and individual tuition
basic materials*
Use of facilities, tools and equipment
*extra materials available at cost
**This includes hot and cold beverages but not lunch. Please bring sandwiches or book a lunch as there are no restaurants or shops nearby.
If you have any queries about this or any other Glass Hub course then please give us a call on 01225 768888. If we are not available to take your call then please do leave a message and we will get back to you as soon as we can.
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