The Clown From Murano – photograph – © 2018 – Howard Faxon
In Murano, Italy glass has been made for over 700 years. Murano is an island in the Venetian Lagoon. Venetian glass is thought to have been made for 1500 years and became concentrated on the island sometime around the thirteenth century. Europe’s first major glass center is now the home of many showrooms and glassblowing studios. When people think art glass they think of Venice. You can get an idea of lots of Venetian glass is here.
This is a still life of a handmade glass clown from Murano for Wacky Wednesday. This clown has appeared in my collages more than a few times. He’s happy and wacky. Happy Wacky Wednesday everyone.