Murano modern glass


Murano modern glass

Glassmaking techniques that have developed in Venice are quite special. (source: wikipedia). Murrine technique is layering of colored liquid glass, which is then stretched into long rods. When cold, these rods are then sliced in cross-section, which reveals the layered pattern. The better-known term "millefiori" is a style of murrine that is defined by each layer of molten color being molded into a star (that appears as a flower when cut), then cooled and layered again. When sliced, this type of murrine has the appearance of many flowers, thus mille- (thousand) fiori (flowers). Filigree (a type of caneworking), glass engraving, gold engraving, incalmo, lattimo, painted enamel, ribbed glass and submersion are just a few of the other techniques a glassmaker can employ.