09 Sep 2023 -  12 Sep 2023

The Floating Furnace

Event organised by Consorzio Promovetro Murano

In collaboration with Select

Among the most important highlights of the seventh edition of the festival will be the hotly anticipated return of The Floating Furnace: a programme of live glassmaking demonstrations promoted and organised by Consorzio Promovetro Murano. The initiative is realised thanks to the support of Select - the aperitif which was born in Venice in 1920, ideal for making an authentic Venetian spritz - which has always aimed to enhance local life and culture. In May 2023, Select inaugurated Ca’ Select in Venice. Situated in the Cannaregio district in a restored building that previously housed an artisan al
metalworking works hop, Ca’ Select is an experiential venue that encompasses tradition and innovation, offered to the city of Venice for cultural activities and events.

The Floating Furnace will feature a barge decked out with an active glass furnace, and will host a series of live demonstrations by a number of different glass masters and students. As such, it will transport the art of glassblowing out of Murano’s furnaces and into the heart of Venice, raising public awareness of the fragility of the island’s glass industr y whilst also highlighting its unique, spectacular qualities as an art form which must be preserved at all costs for future generations. The boat will be moored at a fixed spot on the Grand Canal, allowing audiences on land to watch demonstrations of diff erent techniques by a number of glass masters. The demonstrations will be accompanied by
explanations and commentary from experts in both Italian and English, who will welcome and respond to questions from the public.

Discover the special appointment on Saturday 9, September Select Spritz Experience - Ancòra Venezia

Event Dates

From Saturday 09 September to Tuesday 12 September

Event Notes

From 6pm to 8pm

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The Floating Furnace

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