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Uno Alla Volta Means One At A Time

Join us as we visit with a few of our artisans. Watch them lovingly handcraft each treasure, uno alla volta.

Alchemy: Turning Scientific Glass Into Precious Christmas Trees In Maristoca, Italy


Giovani's Legacy:

His children, Luigi, Roberto and Monica

In the Veneto, just outside of Venice, one family brings to life the most glorious Christmas trees. In the 1960s, Giovanni Battista was fascinated by the nature of scientific glass. The crystal-clear, lightweight, and incredibly durable material called borosilicate used to create test tubes, pipettes and all kinds of laboratory instruments. He went to Switzerland to learn this trade, and then returned home to create artistic glass treasures. Giovanni's Venetian glass is very different from that found from other artisans in Murano. Though Giovanni's own time on this earth has ended, his children are devoted to keeping his legacy alive.

Today, more than fifty years after the founding of his workshop, his three children, Luigi, Roberto and Monica carry on the tradition. In the workshop in Italy's Veneto (Venice's mainland), they masterfully turn molten glass into this delicate tree. Watch our master artisans use traditional lampworking methods to bring this Venetian glass tree to life.

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Terri Brings "Better Style" Back From Venice

Watch as Terri introduces our artisans of Venice's shimmering isles to our friends at "Better Style." She shares an array of shimmering glass treasures, from our "forever flowers" to hand-blown millefiori Easter eggs, and lots in between.

Watch Lorraine Shine On "Connecticut Spotlight"

NBC Connecticut

Lorraine, our Digital Marketing Manager, presents our Valentine's Day treasures on "Connecticut Spotlight." We celebrate love across the globe with this selection of designs, including your favorite Florentine bucket bags.

Peek Inside Vittorio's Workshop

Vittorio, our Italian glass artisan, is a master of the Murano technique. Using the methods and materials of Murano glassmaking in Napoli (Naples), he is able to create brilliant glassware at a fraction of the production costs. Observe his skilled artisans hand-blowing molten glass into exquisite designs. No one will ever guess these pieces were handcrafted on Italy's mainland, almost 8 hours from Murano!

Polish Pottery Jack-O'-Lantern, Boleslawiec, Poland

Watch our Polish Pottery Halloween collectible come to life as our artisans in Boleslawiec, Poland, use hand-carved sponges and fine brushwork to paint witches, pumpkins, spiderwebs, and black cats onto a smiling jack-o'-lantern.

First our artisans pour slip (watered-down clay) into the pumpkin mold. After the clay dries inside the mold, it is opened up and the jack-o'-lantern is removed and fired. Next the pumpkin is painted by hand using hand-carved sponges. Once the paint dries, it is dipped in glaze, so that when it comes out of the kiln the second time, the clay is as smooth and shiny as glass.

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Sculpting Porcelain Blue Roses In Capodimonte, Italy

Ciro and Aniello

Glorious flowers have been hand-sculpted in the small town of Capodimonte (meaning Top of the Mountain), just outside of Naples, for nearly three hundred years. Uno Alla Volta invites you to join us in watching Ciro and Aniello create one singular flower.

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Lampworking Beads On The Isle of Murano, Italy

Lorena's Mother, Nina

Watch Nina, Lorena's mother, transform ordinary glass into a stunning bead using traditional Murano lampworking techniques.

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Lampworking An Exquisite Heart In Venice, Italy

While Terri was in Venice designing with Cristina, she was able to get a firsthand look at the incredible skill it requires to create a single glass heart bead. Come watch Cristina's son make one for us!

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Giuliano's Treasures And Trinkets

Florence, Italy

Step inside Giuliano's workshop in Florence, Italy, where master artisans use the lost wax casting method to create intricate works of art in plated brass. For centuries the center of Florence was filled with small artisan workshops of all kinds. Today, only a few such places remain, as others have been converted into luxury apartments.

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Embellishing Glassware With Silver Leaf In Verona, Italy

Amedeo & his sons

Watch as Amedeo and his sons, Roberto and Valentino, transform ordinary glass into works of art with beautiful hand-drawn designs, leaf of pure silver or pure gold, and dazzling colors. And, to think they do this all in the village of Verona, the famous setting of Shakespeare's star-crossed lovers.

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Sculpting Porcelain Sunflowers In Capodimonte, Italy

Ciro & Aniello

Glorious flowers have been hand-sculpted in the small town of Capodimonte (meaning Top of the Mountain), just outside of Naples, for nearly three hundred years. Uno Alla Volta invites you to join us in watching Ciro and Aniello create one singular flower.

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Get A Closer Look At Smadar's Crochet Collection

Watch as Smadar of the Galilee crochets each masterfully crafted necklace by hand, uno alla volta. In this video, the care and precision she puts into each and every stitch is abundantly clear. Take a glimpse into her workshop and see for yourself!

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