Virginia and Tony create these Handblown Filigree/Ribbon Art Glass Candy Canes at their glassblowing studio in Halton Hills On.
They use Ancient glass making techniques invented in Murano Italy by glass masters in 1526. This is an elaborate technique and very time consuming to perform. Filigree glass was rare. This resulted in it being suitable for only the uppermost tables of society. This elaborate form of Filigrana Glass is responsible for the fame of Murano style glass today
The Candy Cane has had a long history beginning approximately 1670. Hard sugar sticks were bent into a Shepherds Staff shape and handed out to children attending holiday services. Around 1900 a Candy maker in Indiana added Green, Red and White stripes to represent Hope, Love and Purity. This gave the Candy Cane its familiar markings.
In modern times the Candy Cane continues to change its stripes and colors. This delights old and young alike as the colorful canes carry the constant message of the Good Shepherd.
Patterns and colors are combined in these Filigrana Glass Candy Canes to be virtually limitless. This brings much appreciation and joy to collectors of the beloved Filigree Glass technique.
Virginia is a huge admirer of the Venetian Filigree and Ribbon Glass Rods. She always believed that they were beautiful enough to stand alone as ornaments. Today she brings you lovely Filigree/Ribbon Art Glass Candy Canes. These Candy Canes will be welcome addition to any ornament collection.
or·na·ment (n). Something that decorates or adorns; an embellishment, an object that adds beauty to something.