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©Chiara Vaccari
©Chiara Vaccari
©Chiara Vaccari

Discover lampworking

  • with Pietro Viero
  • Villa di Molvena, Italy
  • Guided tour
Discover lampworking with Pietro Viero
©Chiara Vaccari

Get a unique insight into lampworking

2 hours 5-10 people15 euros per person

The visit starts with a brief introduction to the technique of lampworking, which is a process of sculpting glass carried out by means of a burner, commonly called "torch", in which oxygen and methane gas (but alternatively also propane) are mixed to obtain a correct combustion used to melt semi-finished glass rods. Once in a molten state, the glass is transformed into objects by blowing and shaping with tools and skilled hand movements. Master glassmaker Pietro Viero then gives visitors a practical demonstration of the manufacturing process. In addition, with the help of the master artisan, participants are invited to blow a ball, which they will be able to keep as memento of their visit.

Contact
Italian, English
Hours:
By appointment only
Phone:
+39 0424411846

Enjoy an experience with Pietro Viero

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