Sunday, October 23, 2011

Workshop Results

We survived and all of us ended up with great canes.  We made really big ones as you can see in the photos below.  That gives us lots of options for combining them in interesting ways.  Of course, reducing them requires lots of slamming on tabletops, so the room got kind of noisy.

Putting the final components into a cane

Slicing a cane open to see how it looks

Voila!  Beautiful!

Bright cane after reducing

On the slicer

My cane after reducing

Paper thin slices
After making our slices, we made pendants, or at least we tried.  It's not easy getting those slices aligned properly, so some practice is in order.


This was a terrific week with a wonderful teacher and a great group of people.  I feel very lucky to have been a part of it.


  1. Totally awesome!! Thank you for sharing this from beginning to end. I might have to make some canes today....this is so motivating.

  2. Your cane is amazing! What kind of slicer do you have? I never slice my canes straight.

  3. I just got the Simmons Slicer. It was developed by Carol Simmons and is constructed in very limited quantities by someone working with her. There is a waiting list to get them (price $750) and you need to contact Carol to get on the list. You can contact her through her website:

  4. Cynthia, the canes you posted and the pendants are stunning! I have yet to make my pendant and am looking forward to completing more than one! Congratulations on an exciting learning experience with Carol!