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January 2016

Pino Signoretto

By Bizen Bizen 25 January 2016 39419 Views No comments

Pino Signoretto is recognised as the most prominent glass artist and sculptor not only in Murano but also in the world.

What seemed and was impossible to achieve for anyone else, Pino has done,demonstrating his skills and strength in manipulating glass that he calls “the unrivalled master of my life”.

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Visiting Venice in quite an original way

By Bizen Bizen 12 January 2016 4431 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 9927 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.

Tagliante

By Admin Muranonet 1 January 2016 433 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.

Sommerso

By Admin Muranonet 1 January 2016 1085 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. 


Soffiato

By Admin Muranonet 1 January 2016 967 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.

Smalti

By Admin Muranonet 1 January 2016 647 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.

Siderale

By Admin Muranonet 1 January 2016 577 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. 


Serventin

By Admin Muranonet 1 January 2016 540 Views No comments

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

Servente

By Admin Muranonet 1 January 2016 462 Views No comments

The servente is the right hand man of the Maestro