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Glass experience, Murano, expert teacher

Venice, Italy

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Experience hosted by Cristina

2 hours
Includes equipment
Up to 4 people
Hosted in English, Spanish, Italian

What you'll do

We will welcome our guests in the Murano studio, where many of our crafts and contemporary art works are exhibited. After a first presentation of what we do, we will illustrate to the guests the technique practiced by Andrea, the lampworking of the glass, which is carried out with a small flame and which is used to produce small glass objects. After a first demonstration made by Andrea, in which the glass rods will melt to show how small objects are produced, the guests will be guided towards the production of some simple glass elements (mainly small colored beads). The artifacts that guests will be able to produce can be brought home. For those who do not want to work directly with fire, assembly activities of semi-washed elements can be proposed, with the technique used by Murano women in the past, "insedà", through which flowers or other natural elements can be made.
Other things to note
The experience is suitable for both individuals and small groups of maximum 4 people.
We will welcome our guests in the Murano studio, where many of our crafts and contemporary art works are exhibited. After a first presentation of what we do, we will illustrate to the guests the technique practiced by Andrea, the lampworking of the glass, which is carried out with a small flame and which is used to produce small glass objects. After a first demonstration made by Andrea, in which the glass rods will melt to show how small objects…

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What's included

  • Equipment
    Gli ospiti potranno usare l'attrezzatura usata nella lavorazione del vetro...
From $55
/ person
Fri, Nov 27
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
$55 per person
$55 per person
Sat, Nov 28
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
$55 per person
$55 per person
Sat, Nov 28
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
$55 per person
$55 per person

Meet your host, Cristina

Host on Airbnb since 2015
  • 4 Reviews
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I have lived in Venice for more than twenty years, I have studied literature and theater here, which I have practiced for a long time. Now I teach Italian and work with my husband Andrea in contemporary art, we have been a duo for ten years. Together we create installations and conceptual works mainly in glass, a material that I have learned to know and love. This experience is conducted by him, an expert master in lampworking, an activity he has been practicing for at least twenty years. He taught at the Abate Zanetti glass school, in the United States and in various institutional contexts. The place where we welcome guests for experiences is the studio where we design and create our contemporary works of art, and the artisan workshop in which Andrea works glass.
I have lived in Venice for more than twenty years, I have studied literature and theater here, which I have practiced for a long time. Now I teach Italian and work with my husband Andrea in contemporary art, we have been a duo for ten years. Together we create installations and conceptual works mainly in glass, a material that I have learned to know and love. This experience is conducted by him, an expert master in lampworking, an activity he has been practicing for at least twenty years. He tau…
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Where you'll be

Our Murano studio is located in the northern part of the island, in a less touristy area than the others. We are close to the Church of San Donato, a beautiful monument, and to the Glass Museum. The studio is nestled between a furnace and a woodworking workshop.

Rated 5.0 out of 5 from 4 reviews.

Jacopo
October 2020
Esperienza pazzesca: maestro esperto e gentile ci ha fatto lavorare il vetro con la fiamma, vedere un materiale così duro diventare liquido per il calore è affascinante, e il contesto di Murano è unico
Carla
October 2020
This experience was wonderful! Cristina and Andrea were lovely hosts and made this experience both interesting and fun. We ended up with a whole lot of beads that we got to take home - highly recommended!
Simona
October 2020
Christina und Andrea nahmen sich Zeit für uns und hiessen uns warm willkommen in ihrem Atelier auf Murano. Wir erhielten einen fundierten Einblick in die lokale Glaskunst und wurden von den beiden KünstlerInnen sorgfältig angeleitet, uns in zwei Techniken zu versuchen. Es war für uns eine tolle Erfahrung!
Christina und Andrea nahmen sich Zeit für uns und hiessen uns warm willkommen in ihrem Atelier auf Murano. Wir erhielten einen fundierten Einblick in die lokale Glaskunst und wurde…
Iisa
March 2020
Cristina e Andrea sono accoglienti e coinvolgenti nell offrire l'esperienza. Andrea ha avuto molta pazienza da bravo maestro. È emozionante manipolare la goccia di vetro fuso e vederla solidificare. Le perle che vedi in negozio sono difficili da realizzare e solo provando ci si rende conto. Grazie! Esperienza super consigliata per iniziare a conoscere il vetro.
Cristina e Andrea sono accoglienti e coinvolgenti nell offrire l'esperienza. Andrea ha avuto molta pazienza da bravo maestro. È emozionante manipolare la goccia di vetro fuso e ved…

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Cancellation policy

Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

Up to 4 guests ages 14 and up can attend. Parents may also bring children under 2 years of age.

What to bring

Preferably it is better to have an old shirt / blouse that can be ruined, in the absence we can provide one. Better to avoid synthetic clothes, those with long hair should tie them, if you have eyeglasses or sunglasses they can wear them.