Murano Glass

Murano Glass From Murano, Italy

Murano Glass Making has its roots in Roman and Byzanthean glassmaking industries. In an effort to restore the ancient glassmaking techniques and recreate some of the beautiful Roman glassware, the glass artisans of Murano tirelessly experimented with chemical compositions, tools and methods of hot glass workmanship for centuries until they achieved excellence and worldwide fame in the middle ages. Today Murano island in Venice is a well-known center of excellence for art glass and the place where top talent descends to learn glassmaking from the master artisans who have been crafting beautiful glass for functional and decorative purposes for many generations.