Murano is an island near Venezia, this island is best known for its glass factories. Fine glass has been fired in Murano since the 13th century. The glass is made from silica which becomes liquid at high temperatures. It is an interesting fact to mention that this job is a family tradition and this is the third generation working with glass which makes it so valuable.
We offer visitors a free glass blowing demonstration everyday from 10 AM -1 PM. You can enjoy watching the glass sculpture come to life from start to finish. It is an incredible and magical experience.
Studio Murano Art offers a hands on experience with glass where you can make your own one of a kind glass item! If you´ve ever wanted to try glassblowing, schedule a lesson and learn from our master artisan, Giuliano and his well equipped team. With his 33 years of experience and generational knowledge he will safely and happily guide you through making your own unique piece.
If you have glassblowing experience and want to create art on this beautiful island, let us know and we can assist and accomadate your needs!
Please allow 24 hours for your piece to safely cool and come down to room temperature. This process of cooling is called annhealing and is necessary for blown glass.
Free delivery is avaiable but only after 5 PM the following day of your workshop.
If you would like to see your piece before its wrapped in paper and bubble wrap you can return anytime to pick up your workshop piece the following day after 10 AM.
Once you´ve submitted a reservation request, a non-refundable fee of $50 is required per person to reserve the time. This fee will be deducted from the final cost of your workshop. If you cancel more than 2 weeks ahead of time- the fee can be refunded.
Thank you and we look forward to working with you!
From the extraordinary heat of the fire to the beautiful art of glass.
The traditional method of glass blowing requires the artist to mix sand, soda, ash, and limestone together in a formula. The artist then heats the mixture in a crucible. The temperature is the same as molten lava from a volcano, approximately 2000 degrees Fahrenheit.
Among the different techniques artists can work with the glass we can find: blowing, kiln-casting, fusing, flame-working, hot-sculpting, and cold-working. All of them can be divided into three main categories: Hot, warm, and cold glass.