Sculpture in Murano glass, made using the Massello and Calcedonio techniques.
The love knot is a typical Muranese message of love and friendship.
It represents a bond that can't be undone, a stable tie that resists to any diffculties and problems over time. Don't be fooled by its apparent simplicity: creating this twisted shape requires speed, precision, and great knowledge of the ancient Murano glass techniques. The sturdy base in massello glass sustains the sculpture and gives additional light to the whole composition.
Its peculiar colors are due to the calcedonio technique. The coloring effect is obtained by adding to the molten glass a mixture based on different metal oxides. The results are incredible.
Hand-made in Murano by Andrea Tagliapietra, following the ancient Murano glass techniques.