|Ferro and Lazzarini Glassworks|
FERRO and LAZZARINI GLASSWORKS - This glass works factory sits in a former church. It is located at Fondamenta Navagero Andrea, 75, 30141 Murano, Venezia VE, Italy. Phone: +39 041 739299
|The glassmaker in action|
THE TOUR - We were greeted by a handsome salesman named Christian (black hair, brown eyes and glasses in a blue suit - Yes, we noticed) , who welcomed us and brought us into the factory. We sat and listened about the history of the factory, and he pointed out several employees who specialized in different types of glassmaking. He explained about the creation of glass as a dying art, using sand, sodium and potassium. He also explained what it took to make the different colors in glass.
|the glass horse he made while we watched!|
We watched a glass maker create a vase and then a small glass horse. It was amazing to watch him create both and it takes a lot of skill.
After the tour we walked through 6 large rooms filled with glass objects made at the factory. There were drinking glasses, statues, and even chandeliers that cost 20,000.00 Euro!
There were a lot of beautiful things there, and it was a great display of the talent of those craftspeople. If you go, you'll likely want to buy something (they ship), but know that they are pricey to match the talent.
NEXT: OFF TO TORCELLO... the oldest church, Pittisforo and midget saints?