If, well since the 13th century, when the glass- making art had been flourishing in Venice for at least three centuries, documents have recorded the use of colouring substances in the furnaces, it was during the Renaissance, in the latter half of the 15th century, that Murano developed the exceptional expertise in the melting of coloured glass that was to be used to shape monochrome and polychrome blown glass-ware, the latter displaying a higher technical difficulty than the former.
The heyday of polychrome glass was the early 18th century, when coloured vitreous pastes produced the most prestigious wares of an art already fully affirmed and internationally recognized.
The rebirth of glassmaking in the second half of the 19th century, after the fall of the Venetian Republic in 1797 was under the sign of a rich and daring polychromy.
It is the technical heritage of the 19th century that laid the foundations of modern Muranese glass-making, even if the personal colouristic repertoire is adapted to the technical necessities of the glass- masters and the creative demands of the designer.
The fertility of our glass-making is in the fruitful coexistance of old and new, in the patient empirical studies of the composition masters, still nowadays and for a long time in the future, always able to seduce and to fascinate.
Glass and light join to create shapes and colours, to astound and fill the eyes with the wonder of beauty...