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The Beauty of Lattimo Glass

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The Beauty of Lattimo Glass

Art collectors and designers have coveted Murano glass in all of its forms for centuries, often because of its bright use of color. However, lattimo glass, one of the most legendary types of Murano glass, stands out for its lack of color. Lattimo glass was very popular during the Golden Age of Murano glass, around the 16th century, and museums around the world now display some of the most iconic lattimo glass creations. A Matter of Chemistry Lattimo (from Italian latte, “milk”) is an opaque white glass made by using disperse microcrystals that separate within the glass as it cools....

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Another Four Glass Artists You Should Know About

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Another Four Glass Artists You Should Know About

assion for glass is a tradition that has existed for centuries. Artists around the world have been particularly fascinated by working with Murano glass, using the old glassmaking techniques to bring amazing pieces to life. A couple of months ago, we brought you a list of four legendary Murano glass artists, who studied the techniques beginning from their childhood years. Today, we bring you four non-Italian artists who also create wonderful works of art with glass. Sidney Hutter Born in Champaign, IL in 1954, Hutter has been working with glass since the early 70's. He founded his own institute in Boston,...

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Four Great Murano Glass Artists You Should Know

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Four Great Murano Glass Artists You Should Know

For centuries, the work of Murano glassmakers has fascinated the art world. Plenty of artists and craftsmen have come and gone, but few have managed to make a name for themselves beyond the island. Today, we’ll talk about four of the most famous Murano glass artists, whose pieces are iconic of the modern Murano style. Through their artwork, these four masters honor the legacy of the island’s tradition, while also giving it their own modern touch. Davide Salvadore Born in Murano, Davide Salvadore is one of the most well known modern Murano glass artists. Descended from a family of glassworkers,...

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Millefiori: A Gorgeous Explosion of Color

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Millefiori: A Gorgeous Explosion of Color

When we talk about Murano glass, the first thing that comes to mind is the stunning millefiori pieces. Whether used in a pendant, a plate, or a vase, millefiori is strongly associated with the Murano style, and interior designers, art collectors, and the general public covet it, flocking to Murano in pursuit of the perfect piece. What is millefiori? The term millefiori is a combination of the Italian words mille (which means thousand) and fiori (which means flowers). Apsley Pellatt, an English glass manufacturer, coined the term in the 1840s. From above, a Murano glass piece with millefiori techniques almost...

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Murano Glass Museum Honors the Legacy of the Region

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Murano Glass Museum Honors the Legacy of the Region

Murano glass has been a favorite of art collectors and casual shoppers for centuries. Since the 8th century, generations of families have passed on their technique for making amazing pieces, giving the region the nickname of Glass Island. From chandeliers to vases, gorgeous jewelry to cute art, each piece represents hard work and beauty. Founded in 1861, the Murano Glass Museum (or Museo del Vetro) features one of the most complete collections of Murano glass in the world. The museum became a reality thanks to the hard work of Antonio Colleoni, then mayor of Murano, and Abbot Vincenzo Zanetti, who...

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