GLASS PROCESSING

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Description

This experience is about glass casting, and gives us an insight into the world of glass.

Performing glass fusion means assembling different pieces that, in contact with heat, become so fluid that they melt together in an irreversible way.

The cooling process is very slow and allows the total reorganization and recovery of the molecular stability that the material possessed before being heated.

Using two main tools, heat and gravity, the craftsman creates his work made of glass.

Here, in the historic center of Brescia, a city that rises between the hills of the Prealps and the Po Valley, once inhabited by the Ligurians, then by the Etruscans and the Celts in the Bronze Age, until it got the title of Roman colony, you will have the opportunity to visit a glass-casting laboratory.

You will discover more about this art through a demonstration of glass processing and cutting, with an introduction to the history of the laboratory, a brief description of the material, historical notes, and a description of the machinery, moulds and ovens.
The experience will be accompanied by a tasting of local products. A glass object will be our gift to you, a nice souvenir of this experience.

Offer

The offer includes:

  • Visit to the exhibition space, the workshop, introduction, historical notes and description of the material
  • Description of the machinery
  • Demonstration of glass processing and cutting
  • Composition with fried and cathedral glass, moulds and bake
  • Small tasting of local products
  • Glass object as a souvenir of the experience

The experience is offered in English. For other languages please contact welcome@any-ways.com.

Transportation and transfers are not included.

Information

WHERE: Lombardy – Brescia, 10′ walking from center
The meeting point will be confirmed at the time of booking.

WHEN: from Monday to Friday

TIME: 10:00 – about 2 hours

Comfortable clothing is recommended.
The experience is suitable for adults and children, if accompanied.

For special needs or food intolerances please contact welcome@any-ways.com.

The images are examples of the proposed activity.

Pictures from Laura Stramacchia: @wedding.laurastramacchia / www.laurastramacchia.com

The tour should normally be booked at least a week in advance.