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The secret is in the details

Girando Glowing Glass

Everything starts with a simple idea, with a sketched out drawing or with a file on the PC: from here the planning of the working phases or the drafting of a more developed and complete drawing can begin.
After arrives the realization of template and eventual moulds, or the simple measure of the required components.
A further phase is the production and/or the preparation of every single element that composes the planned article, in order to carry out the mounting, so that we can obtain a final product with the wished appearance and sizes.
This process concerns all the manufacturing phases and finishes, as soon as complete the required article, with the delivery to the customer and eventually with the installation.

The painter works with colours and paint brush to transpose into canvas the pictures of his mind; the sculptor materializes his ideas with scalpel and hammer; in the same way the engraver create the pictures of his imagination, or the artwork handed down over the centuries, according to the ancient venetian tradition. He carves the glass by the means of an instrument called lathe, expertly using diamond-tips and sintered millston, which are chosen depending on the picture that will be figured: noble ladies and gentlemen dressed as in the Venetian’s 1700s, gondolas, animals, floral arrangements, natural landscapes and geometric patterns, come to life thanks to the engraver’s experienced and capable hands, an artisan and an artist in the same time. And the glass becomes alive, acquires prestige and charms the viewer.

Blown glass, glass melting and light-working are the main techniques for shaping and working the “hot” glass; they all include the use of manual dexterity but also the wide knowledge of manufacturing techniques, the product of many centuries of tradition, passed down through generations in Murano. The aim of these techniques is the creation of glass articles through the use of moulds according to the pre-established tables (determinated temperatures and times). Artistically, as the painter freely work with the brush, the “master”, as they called the artisan in Murano, creates his glass- masterpieces through the free-hand use of pliers and other instruments, assisted by other workers, as the server. Therefore, in the case of free-hand production, the glass- article is the result not only of the master’s manual dexterity, but also of his technical knowledge and artistic streak. The product, consequently, becomes the highest expression of the Murano’s glass ancient tradition.

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