Julia Dorsey-Purple Marbled Earrings
Purple Marbled Earrings
This handmade, colored porcelain design was created using Nerikomi and Millefiori techniques. Nerikomi is a Japanese method of layering colored clays, forming a pattern that goes all the way through a block of clay. Then it’s sliced to reveal the design. Millefiori is Italian and means ‘thousand flowers’. Millefiori is traditionally a design created with colored glass that is reduced by stretching into a ‘cane’. The cane is cut to reveal the design; the pieces can be made into beads or added to additional glass to create intricate patterns.
Mathews, VA artist