The Art of Murano Lampworking
To appreciate the incredible skill it takes to shape one single bead in the lampwork tradition, you just have to see it with your own eyes!
As I watched (and filmed for you) Lorena's mother, Nina, create the beads for our "Ocean Tides" necklace, Nina spoke of how she was worried that lampworking has become a skill of "old people." With so few young people willing to work to learn this craft, will there be Murano treasures a generation from now?
When I walked into Cristina's shop, my hope was restored. There was her twenty-year-old son working with the torch and excitement in his eyes. Perhaps this artistry will live on.