Abate Zanetti School of Glass
Calle Briati, 8b, 30141 Venezia VE, Italy
+39 041 273 7711
Photo by Carlo Morucchio / age fotostock
Mon - Fri 9am - 1pm, 2pm - 6pm
Abate Zanetti School of GlassThe Abate Zanetti School of Glass has been home to masters of Murano glassblowing for 150 years, and today it provides an immersive experience into the island’s famed glass artistry. Located at the Glass Museum, a half-day program is offered here that includes the historical backstory and glassblowing demonstrations. More serious artists can sign up for Giancarlo Signoretto’s five-day primer in the furnace room that covers how to gather glass from the kiln and how to use blowing pipes, tweezers, and molds to fashion soft glass into functional pieces of art, from traditional Venetian goblets to modern vases.
almost 8 years ago
Learn to Blow Glass in Venice
The Abate Zanetti Glass School has been home to masters of Murano glassblowing for 150 years. Giancarlo Signoretto teaches a five-day primer in the furnace room on how to gather glass from the kiln and use blowing pipes, tweezers, and molds to fashion soft glass into Venetian goblets, plates, and vases.