Murano Glass Factory

Day 19: Friday, April 29, 2005
Photos by Pat Tyler

The artisan heats a ball of glass in the furnace.

And, Yes, they actually blow the glass.

For a container or tube of any kind, they blow through the hollow metal tube into the ball of glass to begin to shape the object.
They roll the ball of glass on a metal surface such as the table on the left to give the ball the desired shape.

He is shaping a spiral here.

A picture of the piece we bought while at the factory is on the first page of this section.

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