Basically this whole thing came about as result of a brian (don’t ask) storming session while under the influence with Sarah Hornik during our last classes we ran at the studio here in Belgium… the basic premise was “why not have a cool party and bash thing in Murano – home of glass?”… which just goes to prove the ancient Chinese curse, “be really careful what you wish for!”…

While visiting the Vetrofond factory I mentioned the idea to my contact there and the instant positive response kick started the planning with Mr Moretti making studio space available and promising full factory support with regards organising and thing son Murano, as well as some other little treats I’ll keep to myself for now.. Needless to say the amount of information and the contacts a guy like Mr Moretti brings tot he table is HUGE – and i would like to publicly thank him and Laura for the help so far – and the assistance they are continuing to offer..

I have had some ideas rushing around my brian (again, don’t ask) – the results of which are that we now have dates, and we now have names!…

Get your calenders out and block out the last week in March and the first week in April – ‘coz ready or not, we’re coming to Murano!!! I am keeping an additional week in “reserve” so to speak – either before or after, as i have a suspicion we will need more time to run classes and not stress everyone out!!… In terms of those we are talking to about classes we have already had confirmation that Sarah would like to join us, as well as Dora Schubert from Germany, Pati Walton and John Olson from the States and possibly also Anakin (Brad) – if we can swing the timetable and studio space… Diana East has also confirmed she would love to come down and help us out by running the odd one day session, which would be just great!..

Right now I would like to do everything possible to keep the courses under the Eu250 per day rate, and try to leverage the multiple artists coming in to achieve some sorts of economies of scale!.. Mr Moretti has offered to help us hook up with the local Muranese who have self catering apartments to keep everyone on the island and at good prices.. the added benefit to this will be that beaders can hook up and “house share” or even better bring their families with to hang out with us.. this way everyone gets a break, we all get to mess with cool glass, and soak up the incomparable atmosphere of this most magical place!

Just Stunning - heart breakingly beautiful

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  1. lindalee says:

    The EU250 per day– can you elaborate a little about what this includes? In other words, is this only the cost of the class for that day, or does it include other things?