Blow your own Murano glass object during an experience in four steps, guided by Master glassblower Roberto Beltrami: 1.Intro to glassblowing: lecture and tour of the Wave Murano Glass factory; 2.Hands on exercises without glass: to develop glassblowing basic movements and hand/eye coordination; 3.Hands on exercises with hot glass: to develop a good feeling with the molten glass; 4.Blowing a Murano glass artefact (a drinking cup/ornament or a small vase). The piece will have to anneal overnight so it can be picked up the next day (it can also be shipped anywhere at the participant’s own expenses). Drinks, materials and equipment included.
Wave Murano Glass: when tradition meets innovationWave Murano Glass was born in January 2017 from Roberto Beltrami’s passion for glass. Roberto is the youngest glass Master in Murano, and with his passionate team he crafts bespoke artisanal glass objects in his workshop. He doesn’t have any family ties in Murano, but he managed to gain the skills of the glass Masters. Wave Murano Glass mission is to uphold the millenary tradition of glass on the island of Murano, while using technology to innovate this craft in a fast paced world. The firm is based in a building dating back to 1850, running five glass melting furnaces that burn 24/7, eleven months per year, at an average temperature of 1150 °C. In a few years, Wave Murano Glass has established collaborations with some of the most renewed luxury brands of furniture and lighting in the world. Thanks to their approach to glassmaking, the workshop has been chosen by artists, designers and architects for a bespoke and artistic glass production.
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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