Murano Island

At the heart of the craft


Rising amidst the Adriatic Sea, the Murano island burns with fiery beauties that have an even cooler finish. The glassmaking techniques of the Murano people have served as a trademark of the exquisite isle for centuries. Hand crafted and painstakingly blown, the complex art form uses the lampworking techniques, allowing for a diverse array of structures. 

The overhaul of Murano glassmakers arose in 8th century Rome, when the Venetian Republic looked to replace wood buildings with more fire friendly structures. Murano glassmakers soon became some of Venice’s most respectable citizens. 


Today, Murano is still home to many glassmakers. Whether mass production factories or artist studios, the technique and incomparable art is one that stands the test of time.