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March 2015

Moulaye Niang

By admin 23 March 2015 7765 Views No comments

Moulaye Niang arrived in Venice about 10 years ago from Senegal.

First he started as a musician and painter but soon after he met glass and was utterly fascinated by it. The next consequence soon followed: Moulaye decided to work in order to pay for the lessons at the Scuola Abate Zanetti.

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Stampo a fermo

By Admin Muranonet 22 March 2015 431 Views No comments

Non-circular plant mold. The glass is then blown into the mold without the possibility to rotate it as in the round mold, with this system the surface appears less smooth and as hammered.

Murano in space

By admin 18 March 2015 6547 Views No comments

As you probably know, the Italian astronaut Captain Samantha Cristoforetti is participating in a mission on the International Space Station. On 28th January she took a wonderful photo of Venice and its lagoon as seen from space. This image - famous all over the world - moved all us Venetians.

Enameling on Murano glass

By admin 12 March 2015 4161 Views No comments

A domain peculiar to Murano is decoration with enameling: of Bizantine origines, developed in Murano during the 13th Century, it then bloomed in the early Renaissance.