5 workshops for creations with glass and Venetian pearls in Venice
1) Davide Penso
What better place to find glass objects than Murano, where this art form was born? Davide Penso is one of the most illustrious representatives of this craft, having exhibited his work in some of the most important Venetian and international museums. He has collaborated with many leading brands and lectures at various prestigious institutions.
2) Turchetto Rita
It’s really difficult to describe this incredible place, where you can find anything from murrine of any shape and size, to vintage costume jewellery, antique prints and books, porcelain figurines, glass objects and, last but not least, beautiful necklaces made from Venetian pearls by the owner Rita and her daughter. Simply magical.
3) Genninger Studio
Earrings, bracelets and necklaces aren’t the only things you’ll spot in the studio of designer Leslie Ann Genninger, who now calls Venice home. She also sells chandeliers, glasses and other gadgets, which she produces with master glassmakers who use a technique that goes back a thousand years.
4) Venetian Dreams
Marisa Convento is the most famous Venetian impiraressa, the word for a woman who makes glass jewellery beads. Everyone in Venice knows her, because she also actively contributes to initiatives to promote hidden gems and little-known artisanal treasures. Her creations are simply magnificent.
5) Marina e Susanna Sent
The Sent sisters transform glass into anything and every shape imaginable, whether ethereal or material. They sell jewellery in the form of soap bubbles, corals and even tribal artefacts, made from this glittering material.
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