Murrine Glass painting by Loren Stump
Murrine Glass painting by Loren Stump, American self-taught artist, is a real masterpiece. Loren makes his paintings in the technique called “Murrine”. Invented 4,000 years ago in the Middle East, and later virtually forgotten, the technique was revived by Venetian glass-makers. First the artist makes colorful glass rods, and later imposes one on another. Then, he melts the entire stack in a special oven, until it turns into a thick glass “sausage”. Cutting off one slice of this “sausage”, he gets a little picture, which he uses, for example, for making a beautiful pendant.
Meanwhile, stained glass artist Loren Stump perfected his Murrine technique over the past 35 years. Now he has more than 40 years experience in glass-art and can create entire portraits and paintings.
Born in Sacramento, California, Loren Stump began his career as a stained glass artist when he mastered advanced shaded murrine, intricate sculpture, and paperweight encasement. In fact, his innovative technique – the manipulation of a two dimensional murrine slice into a three dimensional form. Incredible artwork by California based artist Loren Stump exhibited at the Corning Museum of Glass, The Ertz Israel Museum, and the Kyokei Fujita Glass Museum.