The Uncertain Future Of Glassblowing

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Murano, Italy, has a rich history of glassblowing that spans 700 centuries and counting. However, it is in very real danger because of rising gas prices, made worse by the Russo-Ukrainian war. Part of the measures Murano’s glassblowers are taking to curb their gas bills is to cut down on the number of furnaces they use. While it’s worked out for them so far, their creativity is crippled in the process; for example, they can only use a limited number of colours for their pieces. Read full article here

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