Glass experience, Murano, expert teacher

Venice, Italy

Experience hosted by Cristina

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

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…

What's included

  • Equipment
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Meet your Host, Cristina

Host on Airbnb since 2015
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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 30 reviews.

Tosja
October 2021
perfect! it was fun trying something new. it was all explained very clear. I will definitely go here again if I am in Venice.
Laura
October 2021
Cet atelier était génial. Andrea est non seulement très sympathique, mais c’est aussi un super prof! J’ai hâte de me faire un bracelet avec toutes ces jolies perles ! Encore merci!!!
Simona
October 2021
Andrea e’stato molto gentile, ci ha accolto è messo a disposizione il suo laboratorio e i suoi strumenti! Assolutamente consigliato,ci torneremo sicuramente
Franziska
September 2021
Definitive recommendation for this experience! We had a great afternoon with Cristina and Andrea. During the class we learned much about Glas arts and at all times we felt secure and advised for our own glas pearls. Cristina is a warm hearted and welcoming person together which makes it an amazing experience together with Andrea who is additionally a great Glas artist. They are extremely patient and provided us with lots of Information to understand why Glas is the way it is and also how the context of Glas in Murano.
William
September 2021
Fabulous experience, terrific people and teachers. Hands-on making our own glass beads gave us new, even higher appreciation for the beauty and art. Worth every moment. Highly, highly recommend.
Logan
September 2021
Cristina and Andrea were great hosts! We were 30 min late for the experience - they were very kind and let us stay a bit later then scheduled. We learned a lot about the glass craft and even got to make some of our own beads. This was definitely the best activity we did in the Venice area! Highly recommend!

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Things to know

Guest requirements

Guests ages 14 and up can attend, up to 4 guests total. Parents can also bring children under 2 years of age.
All participants must wear a protective face covering and practice social distancing.

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.

Cancellation policy

Cancel within 24 hours of purchasing or at least 7 days before the experience starts for a full refund.