During my trip to Venice I made a tour of Murano, known for the glass making, and Burano, famous for the lace. I had to take a boat to reach them and I was able to see the garden where part of the Biennale is held.
We don’t know who took the art of glass making in Venice, but we know why all glass furnaces were built there: the Venetian Republic decided to confine them in Murano due the risks of fires, since houses were in wood.
This is the furnace I visited. A glass maker show us how to create a flower pot and a little horse. I took 5 years to be able to sculpt an horse, in less than a minute the Artigian has to sculpt it.
There are a lot of furnaces one after another, it’s really incredible.