Meet Matteo Seguso to discover the glass engraving technique: engraved glass is glassware adorned with carved images. The most usual engraving method consists of chiselling a design into glass with a spinning wheel. In the first part of the experience, Matteo, a talented craftsman, will guide guests through the development of this technique over the centuries, from ancient times to its arrival in Murano, until the present days. Then he will illustrate the characteristics of the tools he uses, while in the end participants will have the chance to engrave a glass that they will take home as a souvenir.
An ancient glass art performerAlways in search of new stimuli and challenges, Matteo Seguso is one of the youngest performers of the traditional handmade glass engraving technique and cold working. His engraved pieces sit in many private collections around the world. In his workshop, inherited from his father Bruno and partner Paolo, he creates artistic engravings on vases, glasses, mirrors or any glass object; giving rise to a wide range of drawings, sketches and embroidery. Matteo collaborates with several furnaces in Murano, as well as internationally renowned designers and artists. But his spirit remains tied to Venice and Murano where, one day, maybe his children could follow in his footsteps. "They play with the wheel, like I did as a child in the workshop."
A free audio guide, available to stream from 10 April to 1 May, will enhance your experience of Homo Faber in Citta. Discover more about Venice, its crafts workshops and its heritage as a city of craftsmanship, to complement your personal tour.Listen
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