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January 2016

Visiting Venice in quite an original way

By Bizen Bizen 12 January 2016 5346 Views No comments

“At the end of January 1980, on the streets of Paris, I followed a man whom I lost sight of a few minutes later in the crowd. That very evening, quite by chance, he was introduced to me at an opening. During the course of our conversation, he told me

Epiphany Day celebrations in Italian and Venetian folklore

By Bizen Bizen 8 January 2016 11362 Views No comments

Epiphany Eve is an important day for kids and adults in Italy. In the Venetian folklore we have some special ways to celebrate it.


By Admin Muranonet 1 January 2016 783 Views No comments

Literally cutter, big iron scissor.
The tagliante is generally used to cut the edge of the blown glass. Its name and its shape are centuries old and it seems they will be the same for many other centuries.


By Admin Muranonet 1 January 2016 1861 Views No comments

This is a glass coated with a thick layer of colourless transparent glass, or of a colour other than that of the back.
The first real "sommersi" items were those designed by Carlo Scarpa for Venini & Co. in the second half of the 30's. 


By Admin Muranonet 1 January 2016 1737 Views No comments

The technique of blown glass dates back to the 2nd century BC C.
Previously, that is by wrapping an incandescent glass thread around an friable earthy core, smoothing and compacting the thread thrown in a spiral, decorating the finished object and then, once the work is completed, eliminating from the inside of the friable core.


By Admin Muranonet 1 January 2016 6341 Views No comments

While up to the mid-nineteeth century every craftsman made his own enamel on the basis of very particular and jealously-kept recipes, it later became fashionable to adopt vitreous enamels produced on an industrial scale.


By Admin Muranonet 1 January 2016 988 Views No comments

This is a glass invented by Flavio Poli in the early 50's at the firm of Seguso Vetri d'Arte.
The procedure for its preparation is as follows: a large concentric-ring murrina is made with two alternating colours. 


By Admin Muranonet 1 January 2016 926 Views No comments

Serventin is the one who takes the pea from the oven and prepare it for the Maestro


By Admin Muranonet 1 January 2016 834 Views No comments

The servente is the right hand man of the Maestro


By Admin Muranonet 1 January 2016 920 Views No comments

The typical surface of the velato glassware is finished with ultra-light grounding. 
Period magazines also dubbed these items “misty glassware” (“vetri appannati”), owing to their superficial frost-like effect.