the lampworking technique, these handmade flute glasses are each unique in
their coloring and shape
of flutes is composed by a flute with blue stem and foot and amber bowl and the
other one with amber stem and foot and green bowl
H: 17,5 cm
Availability: 6+6 for o total of 12 flutes
these flutes has been handcrafted so please do NOT put these flutes in the
can be considered, related to the process which occurs in the furnace, the
other major branch of Murano techniques referring to the glass.
It is an
operation mostly solitary, during which the craftsman or artist is face to face
with the vitreous material to which is ideally and practically connected via
the flame of the torch - also called “Cannello” - he's using.
It is a
working method of ancient origin, evolved from century to century, decade by
decade, supported by technological inventions developed gradually over time.
The name itself reveals the beginnings: the heat necessary to melt the glass
was obtained from the flame of a candle lampfed from the air conveyed by a
bellows activated by foot. Through the years this simple instrumentation has
been replaced by a metallic tube connected to a propane or methane gas
cylinder, nowadays mostly reinforced by oxygen emissions for increasing the
temperature of the burning beam that is directed onto the glass.
main strands of the lampworking technique are structured on two different types
of glass: borosilicate glass, harder and more durable material that requires
more heat to be worked, and the Murano glass, composed of sodium and calcium,
more ductile, with a longer tradition and far more widespread in the island
processing based on the two types of glass involve the construction of objects
through the development of filled and blown bodies. Regarding the creation of
filled bodies the range of items that can be extracted from the vitreous mass
is huge, and has as main limitation the artist's creativity
Click on the link here below to see how to make Murano Glass drinking glass with Lampworking method