Sunday, March 7, 2010

Italian Glass

Authentic Italian glass can not be copied though many attenpts are made. "Murano glass" - as it is called - is one of the most beautiful rich and colorful "jewels" to behold. Visiting Italy, I had the chance to spend time at the studio where blowing of the glass is practiced. The glass is called Murano glass from an island off the coast of Italy where it is made. Visiting our friends last night who lived in Italy for several years for military deployments, I captured this photo of their hand blown lamp "shades" from Italy.