Amazing Glassmaking Craftsmanship of Murano, Venice

Amazing Murano Glass Making

Amazing Murano Glass Making

Venice is definitely one of the “must visit” destination of all travel itineraries, not only because of its gondolas and one of a kind canals but also because of the feel that Venice exudes at the mention of its name.

In addition, research has also shown that Venice is sinking at a rate faster than previously predicted. Venice could potentially go under in the years to come and that makes it a stronger point than ever to experience this beautiful city.

Venice island hopping tours includes visits to Murano, Burano and Torcello. In this post, we will talk about one of the islands in Venice, Murano. Glass making is an art form that started in Murano. The names murano glass and venetian glass are therefore synonymous with each other.

We were led by our tour guide to the glass making factory and we were treated to a performance whereby the shifu (master) created this beautiful horse out of glass in mere seconds!

Glass making Factory in Murano Venice
Glass making Factory in Murano Venice

Murano Glass Making Shifu (Master) at work
Murano Glass Making Shifu (Master) at work


Murano Glass Making Shifu forming a glass horse in seconds!

We were all very surprised at the skill that the shifu demonstrates in making this glass horse. He had to craft the horse in the seconds that that glass was hot enough to be crafted yet cool enough to be held in place quickly. According to the guide, he had merely 30 seconds to make each portion quickly and accurately. The finished product…

Finished Murano Glass Horse
Finished Murano Glass Horse

As shown in the video, it was a pity that this horse fell off the table and broke. However, it was definitely an eye-opener to be able to witness such skills in glass making.

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3 Responses to Amazing Glassmaking Craftsmanship of Murano, Venice

  1. Tom Tom says:

    Right?! It was incredible watching it live!

  2. Venice says:

    You could certainly see your enthusiasm in the article you write.
    The world hopes for even more passionate writers such as
    you who aren’t afraid to say how they believe. Always go after your heart. Venice is simply the most wonderful city on this planet! The Venice Carnival is actually amazing! The masks and costumes are breathtaking plus the scenery is merely wonderful. Within Venice, often there is something totally new to see.

    • Tom Tom says:

      Hi Minna,

      Thanks for your comments. Venice was indeed lovely! The gondola ride was romantic with the kiss under the bridge. Cheap and affordable gelatos abound. Getting lost in the maze of the city was also intriguing as you never know what you’re gonna find next! Dont trust the street signs and following your heart!

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