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.
From Thursday 07 September
to Friday 15 September
• Tuesday 12 September Closed
• Thursday 14 September Closed
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.