Glass blowing: adventures with a Venetian maestro in the Hot-shop
Davide Salvadore is an 11th generation (on his mother's side) glass artist from Murano, Venice, Italy.


Davide Salvadore is internationally recognised and exhibited. He has taught widely in Europe and the USA. Salvadore has devoted his career to reinterpreting and modernizing the traditional Muranse techniques and aesthetics he uses in his work. Salvadore is also a founding member of Centro Studio Vetro, in Murano, a non-profit association that aims to promote the culture and art of glass.

Program: 4 days 18 Feb 2020 – 21 Feb 2020

9.00 am – 5.00 pm daily.

Students will gain an understanding of a Muranese technique called tociar piere, also known as the roll–up technique. It consists of putting a composition of canes, murrine, tesserae, etc., on an iron plate, fusing them together in the glory hole, then rolling the flat glass onto a blow pipe, and working it into the desired shape or form. Students will learn how to create complex murrine and cane designs, in addition to learning techniques such as incalmo and rotation of the axis. Davide will share his special techniques for doing this work especially exploring non-traditional murrini-making techniques and how to employ the tiny detailed pieces in compelling ways.

The program will include demonstrations in the mornings and hands on practice sessions in the afternoons under Davide’s tuition. It will be adapted and added to depending on the specific progress, interests and skills of those attending.

Prior furnace glass experience essential – a minimum of 2 years experience in the hot-shop is required. Tools will be provided but please bring your own safety gear. 

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Class Capacity

Maximum 10 participants

Date and Cost

$425 per person per day



Glass blowing: adventures with a Venetian maestro in the Hot-shop

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