The tradition of glass making started on the Venetian Island of Murano, during the time of the ancient Romans. In the fifteenth century they were known for their artistic qualities in fine glass art.
Over the centuries, new techniques and materials were incorporated to improve their artistic quality and many glass masters contributed to the development of this professional craft.
Murano glass can be processed according to the First or Second processing.
Lampworking is a technique that involves the use of a burner in which certain gases are mixed to create a flame with the right temperature to melt the glass; this technique is part of the Second processing, together with the enamel decoration or the use of the “millefiori” canes.
The “lumen” is used particulary in the realization of the “conterie”, polychrome glass beads.