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March 2020

Leopold Blaschka

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Leopold Blaschka (27 May 1822 - 3 July 1895) and his son Rudolf Blaschka (17 June 1857 - 1 May 1939) were glass craftsmen originally from Dresden, famous for the creation of botanical models and invertebrate marine creatures, truly unrepeatable glass works of art present in many European and American museums.

Crecola

By Admin Muranonet 22 March 2020 1409 Views No comments

It is a protuberance in iron or wood which can be an integral part of a stampo or be free inside it.

Stampo libero

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Letterally Free mould.
In this mold the glass is guided along predetermined directions, but left free to act independently.

Stampo con crecola

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Mould like the Stampo a giro with the addition of a third element placed at the base in order to allow the base to be undercut.
See also crecola.

Stampo a giro

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Letterally round mould. It is a mould in which the glass is blown in order to have a repetitiveness of the shape. Usually the stampo has a round plan and opens in two pieces hinged along the centerline vertically.

Canna da soffio

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Literally blown cane in Murano is also called “fero sbuso”, “fero buxo”, or simply “fero”.

Maestro

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The maestro is the main figure of the piazza. He is responsible of the overall perfection of each piece. The secrets of the composition of the siliceous sand, of the alum (Soda sand) are cherished of the maestro.
He performs the main task of modeling the piece.

Elio Raffaeli

By Admin Muranonet 19 March 2020 309 Views No comments

Born in Venice in 1936.
At fifteen he began his apprenticeship in the Seguso-Dalla venezia furnace, where he met Pietro Scaramal, his first master.

Angelo Barovier (15th century)

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(Agnolo from Murano). -
He was a great innovator of the fifteenth century glass art.

Stazione Sperimentale del Vetro

By Admin Muranonet 10 March 2020 415 Views No comments

Each furnace has its jealously guarded secrets.
In addition to the manufacturing processes, the companies also carefully store the recipes for composing the glass mixtures.