Director: Marescotti Ruspoli, Supervision: PIXEL T, Photography: Marescotti Ruspoli, Editing: Chiara Bini, Music: Pietro Secchi. A Production by Laguna B

History and Know-How

Since 1980 Giorgio Giuman workshop in addition to the traditional to Murano glass blowing technique, started to work to then unique to the workshop, lost wax glass casting technique, thus combining the traditional with the innovative.

Since 1980 Giorgio Giuman workshop in addition to the traditional to Murano glass blowing technique, started to work to then unique to the workshop, lost wax glass casting technique, thus combining the traditional with the innovative.

Here, professional glassmakers, sculptors, designers and artists can freely implement their ideas in Murano glass with the support of our team. We can produce projects of any scale — from highly detailed micro-casts to large scale works.

Thanks to Giorgio’s long technical experience ad personal and passionate experimentation, many internationally acclaimed artists, architects and designers, such as Jeff Koons, Jannis Kounellis, Gió Pomodoro, Sabino Ventura, Giovanni Rizzoli and Judi Harvest, Armani CASA, Pomellato, Cusi Gioielli have realised their projects with us.

THE PROCESS

The artist begins by choosing from hundreds of unique colours available on Murano. Then, we will prepare the selected ones for the next phase of the project.

The whole process of wax casting is similar to that of bronze casting. It includes silicon mould, wax prototype, refractory dough mould and a final glass cast. Initially, an artist brings a prototype, a model: either a clay model, a 3d printed prototype or any other ready-made. After which, we can make a silicon mould from it. Then, we make a wax cast, which is the exact copy of the artist’s initial model. Afterwards, we cover the wax cast by a refractory dough and the armature and heat it. Due to the heat, the wax melts, leaving a hollow space which we fill with a liquid glass of the chosen colour. The final mould is now ready to go into the glass furnace. After the tempering is complete, we remove the refractory dough and reveal the work in glass.

After this process, the artist can decide on the finishing touches - which can include polishing with acids or diamond sanding tools.

HOW TO FIND US:

LINEA GIUMAN DI GIUMAN GIORGIO

14, Localita’ Sacca Serenella, Venezia, VE 30100, Italy

MON - FRI 8:00 AM – 4:30 PM

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Giorgio Giuman has been a long time collaborator of the projects of many artists, but there is one that is always present in the studio. It is the Honey Garden project by the New York based artist Judi Harvest. In artists own words: "March 21, 2013, I began the Honey Garden on the grounds of the Linea Arianna glass factory in Sacca Serenella as the permanent part of my site specific installation, “Denatured: Honeybees + Murano.” Six boatloads of soil, 100 carpets of sod, 500 flowering plants, 30 fruit trees, a crane and a 100 year old pomegranate tree later, we installed 4 honeybee families in brightly colored hives. By August, 2013 the garden produced over 60 nectarines and 60 kilos of honey, pomegranates and picnics.”