07 Sep 2023 -  15 Sep 2023

Hidden Treasure: Exploring the potential of glass waste on Murano

Event organised by Róisín de Buitléar

In collaboration with Wave Murano Glass Srl & AAV Barbini Specchi Veneziani

Irish artist Róisín de Buitléar will reuse waste glass to develop design work for objects and sculptures in a unique residency at Wave Murano. At an open studio, working with 2 Muranese studios: Wave & Barbini Mirror company, she will explore the potential of waste glass as a valuable commodity for creative ideas. As islanders, Venetian & Irish communities dispose of glass waste every day. The slag; crushed & broken glass material that is produced, has to leave the island or be reused in some way. Although infinitely recyclable, if mixed with pigments it cannot be used as a material for blowing. Climate change is increasingly a looming factor in the future sustainability of the glass industry. Come visit the studio to see what ideas are unfolding & what Hidden Treasure has emerged.

Event Dates

From Thursday 07 September to Friday 15 September

Event Notes

Studio is open for visits between 2pm and 5pm daily other than 12th and 14th of September when it will be closed to visitors. The studio will be open on 9th, 11th and 15th September until 8pm.

Rifiuti di vetro soffiato / Blown glass waste
Blown glass waste
Wave Murano  / Wave Murano Glassblowing
Wave Murano Glassblowing
Barbini Specchi Veneziani / Barbini Specchi Veneziani
Barbini Specchi Veneziani
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Hidden Treasure: Exploring the potential of glass waste on Murano

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