Mondays and Tuesdays and Wednesdays and Thursdays and Fridays

For those who don't know me yet, let me introduce myself. I am Mauro, a glass artisan, specializing in the creation of sea creatures. I am often asked why I made this choice, and the most frequent answer is that living in Venice has made it really easy for me to fall in love with the marine world. I was born in Murano, a small island in the Venice lagoon famous for its long tradition of glassmaking, and I grew up spending most of my time sailing around the lagoon on my boat. All this time spent in close contact with water and the nature of this particular ecosystem led me to become fascinated by marine life and its creatures. The cultural environment I grew up in certainly influenced my choices, but there were also other reasons that pushed me in this direction, such as my curiosity about marine biology.   

Website:  www.glasshandmade.com

Instagram: @mauro_vianello_lampworker

Fish and Sea Life Inside the Glass
When: Mondays and Tuesdays and Wednesdays and Thursdays and Fridays, Jun 17 - Jun 21
Time: 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Dates: Jun 17, 18, 19, 20, 21
Tuition $900.00
Instructor: Mauro Vianello

In this course, you will learn how to insert a very small fish, sea horse, or marine animal between two pieces of hot glass. We’ll begin with a round and simple shape and then move on to make them more elaborate and embellished by making animals with little fish inside. The shapes of other animals will be studied to understand how to include marine subjects. Imagine a fish with a fish in the middle, a penguin with a fish inserted in its belly, or a cat with a fish in its belly. With progress and practice, you will learn how to create and compose a small aquarium with fish and seaweed.

We will use rods with an expansion coefficient of 104. This class is aimed mainly at students who have experience with this type of glass. It is not recommended if you only have experience with glass rods with other expansion coefficients.

10 of 10 seats available.

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