Due to the demand – and in the interests of giving a really good show I have agreed a number of formal visits to the Vetrofond factory, where we will be allowed to see a number of processes and glass work that is normally NEVER on view to casual visitors (there normall are not ANY casual visitors anyway, but you know what I mean 🙂 )

These trips will run from the morning through lunch, which will be hosted by the factory team… I will be bringing my bus down to Venice loaded with kit, so have place for about 6-7 people per group, which is about all we can safely bring into the factory work space anyway.. these tours will be completely free – although we will need to catch the Alilaguna to the airport stop where we will meet up with the bus.. Please respect the factory teams request that no camera’s are allowed inside the factory – as a number of the machines and systems are custom designed and operated. Although Mr Moretti is happy to let us in to show of the factory and the glass masters who work there – he is sensitive to the commercial realities of the glass industry.

One thing that absolutely amazes me is the speed and choreographed moves of the glass masters and their teams – from the intial gather to the final piece is a incredible blend of heat, glass, delicacy of touch and pure unalloyed skill!

Dates are

20th March

25th March

27th March

31st Marc

4th April

And then – as a final blowout – Mr Moretti and Laura have offered to host us a Cheese and Wine farewell party after the end of Sarah’s alst GGG glass – to go out with a BANG!!  Anyone else as pshyched as me?!!!!

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  1. Sparks says:

    Psyched?! Oh yeah! My stomach is doing flip-flops just thinking about it! Thanks for organising all of this Q – can you book me into a tour for the 31st March session, please?
    See you all on the 21st 🙂

  2. doraschubert says:

    I regret to inform you of my decision made yesturday that my classes in Murano will be canceled. Since this blog has not been updated as of today, I feel it is my responsibility to inform the participants asap.

  3. sarah says:

    Cheese and wine… *drool*

  4. Kirima says:

    Cheese & wine sounds cool and just very familiar to a Swiss girl! 😉