Friday, September 3, 2010

PhotoHunt: Hot

Something really Hot from Venice, Italy . . .
I took this photo while on a tour of this Venetian Glass making shop in Venice, Italy. It was really amazing to watch this craftsman create and shape a beautiful Venetian glass from this red hot ball of silica. Here's what Wikipedia has to say about to process of making Venetian Glass . . .

The glass is made from silica which becomes liquid at high temperatures. As the glass passes from a liquid to a solid state, there is an interval when the glass is soft before it hardens completely. This is when the glass-master can shape the material.
The process was really fun and interesting to watch and the end results are very beautiful.

Have a wonderful long Holiday weekend everyone.

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  1. An excellent take on the theme! That orange ball of molten glass certainly looks hot and I love your photo of all the finished products on display. Venetian glass is so beautiful.

    Have a great Labor Day weekend!

  2. Hi Annie, thanks so much for your comments and for liking my photos from Venice. I was so amazed how they made these beautiful glasses. I didn't buy any on this trip but I did buy a nice set on my first trip. They are next to my Little Venice.

    Have a wonderful Labor Day weekend too!

  3. I do find Venetian glass beautiful and the glassblowers to be so miraculously talented. :)

  4. Hi Kathy,
    What a wonderful experience to have seen Venetian Glass being made in Venice. I've seen it made in Seattle, but didn't have an opportunity in Venice. However, my husband did buy me a wonderful anniversary gift.
    Have a wonderful long weekend. This year I am fortunate enough to be spending it with my parents.

  5. Love watching the glass making process - it is amazing how they can manipulate the glass to form such beautiful works of art.

    Have a wonderful weeekdn.

  6. Hi YTSL, thanks so much for your comments. I love Venetian glass and yes the glassblowers are so talented. :) They make it seem so effortless but I'm sure a lot of training goes into their craft and a lot of care into each piece.

    Hi Maya, thanks so much for your comments. How nice that you are spending time with your family. That's very cool. Enjoy your visit. That's great that they have a glassblowing place in Seattle and that's so wonderful that your husband purchased you one for a special anniversary gift. My weekend is about to get a good start. Inspired by you and Marta, I'm hitting the road with a friend for a hiking gettaway in a local mountain. Sometimes this city girls needs to leave the city for a bit.:)

    Hi Jerry, thanks so much for your comments. Yes, I am so amazed too how the glassblowers can turn, twist, shape and clip here and there to make the wonderful end results we find in the stores. Watching the process I think makes me appreciate the final product so much more. And love the thought that each one is made individually by these talented glassblowers.

    Thank you everyone for liking my photos. Wishing you a wonderful weekend.

  7. Glass blowing is so beautiful. I love your photos so colorful also. We didn't get a chance to spend much time on Murano and see the artisans at work.

  8. Hi Marta, thanks so much for your comments. I am really impressed with their skills and the end results are so beautiful.


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