Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Venetian Glass from the Island of Murano


Blowing Glass
2011

On the island of Murano in the Venetian lagoon they make Venetion Glass. Many of the hotels will arrange a free boat ride out, the catch is that you are taken to a pre-arranged glass factory. You are given a free demonstration of how they blow the glass and then guided through the display rooms. It is totally worth it. Many of the pieces in the display rooms are unique works of art. The quality of the work is so much better than what you will find in many of the shops in Venice. Of course it is hoped you will purchase something, but if not,they quickly move on to the next boat load. Even though I have been to the island every time I have visited Venice, I still enjoy watching them blow the glass.

The Photo below was taken as the boat neared the island. I love Lighthouses, and started a painting of this one last night. I'll hopefully publish the finished piece on Wednesday. Hope you will stop back to check it out.

Island of Murano


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