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Workshop on Lampworking & Hot Glass Bead Making in Venice

Product ID: 328346
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Learn how, in the 13th Century, the inhabitants of the Venetian islands started to develop the glassmaking industry - including the lampworking technique to shape glass beads with mesmerizing colors and intricate designs.
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Duration: 1 hour
Starting time 4:00 PM
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English, Italian, French

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Experience

Highlights
  • Discover the ancient lamp-working technique used to handcraft Venetian beads
  • Become a glass bead maker for the day
  • Learn how to make amazing jewels using thousand-year-old materials
  • Make yourself a gift that will last forever
  • Join the tour and contribuite to preserving a colorful and fascinating tradition
Full description
You will be taken to an artisan workshop, where glass comes to life at the hands of a skilled Venetian artist. Using a flame that resembles oil lamps from the past, she will transform this material into unique pieces of jewelry, right in front of you.

These beautiful beads were once used as a form of currency and sold overseas as luxury items. Over time, Venetian glass beads became a status symbol and a sign of prestige. This tradition, which has been passed on for thousands of years, is still alive in today’s Venice, as you will discover.

Under the supervision of an artisan master, you will forge your first bead, which will be given to you or delivered to your home at the end of the workshop. A glass master will also tell you all about the history of glass beads in the region. This is an extraordinary opportunity to discover the magic of Murano glass, a material that is as versatile and malleable as it is resistant to the passage of time.
Includes
  • Workshop on lampworking and hot glass bead making
  • Glass beads (made yourself during the workshop)
What’s Not Included
  • Hotel pickup/drop-off
  • Food and beverages

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Meeting point

Venezia Muranero shop, Salizada del Pignater 3545 Castello.

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From US$ 109.84 per person

Organized by

Gray Line Venice - Park Viaggi

Product ID: 328346