Glass

LUXE City Guides - Venice - - Rialto / San Polo -

Gal­le­ria Ros­sella Junck. Highly col­lectable, old and new. Calle del Cafetier / SM 2004 / 041 3032189 / by appt. / rossel­la­junck.it

Ca­te­rina Tognon. Cat hooks artists up with masters in Mu­rano and shows their work with other glass stars. Calle del Dose / SM 2746 / 041 5207859 / Tue-sat / cateri­natognon.com

Gib­erto. De­cid­edly hand­some, and that’s not just the artist. Stemware, de­canters, vases etc. are all com­mis­sion­able. Calle Tiepolo / SP 1364 / 041 2770086 / strictly by appt. / gib­erto.it

Nor­berto Moretti. Vases and more in mod, fluid shapes. F.ta de la Mis­eri­cor­dia / Cannare­gio 2612 / 041 5241548 / by appt. / nor­ber­to­moretti.com

Massimo Micheluzzi. Fus­ing old tech­niques with mod­ern aes­thet­ics, Massi creates flow­ing forms in state­ment shades. Calle della To­letta / DD 1071 / 041 5282190 / closed Sun-mon

Or­soni. Th­ese mo­saic mae­stros have cov­ered ev­ery­thing from basil­i­cas to bath­rooms with their 2800+ colours fired on site and cut to or­der, plus classes / or­soni.com. So­to­portego dei Vedei / Cannare­gio 1045 / 041 2440002 / Mon-fri

L’an­golo del Pas­sato. Gior­dana is the go-to for vin­tage glass and lo­cal cre­ations like La­guna B. She can source too. C.llo dei Squelini / DD 3276/a / 041 5287896 / closed Sun, Mon am / also see Clau­dio Gianolla An­ti­quario (Shop./sm2)

Amadi. Ex­quis­ite mini bird, in­sect and flower fig­urines. Calle Saoneri / SP 2747 / 041 5238089 / closed Sun, Sat pm in sum­mer / hours may vary, so do call ahead if you’re keen

Mu­rano. The world’s cen­tre of glass­mak­ing has masses of crud among the di­vine; here are our picks: Ma­rina e Su­sanna Sent. Tal­ented sis­ters mak­ing mod, re­splen­dent trin­kets / F.ta Serenella 20 / 041 5274665. Archimede Se­guso’s cre­ations are much re­quested by se­ri­ous sa­vants / F.ta Serenella 18 / 041 739234 / strictly by appt. Barovier & Toso. Clas­sic mae­stros with great lights, vases and gob­lets / F.ta Ve­trai 28 / 041 739049. Da­vide Penso. Dy­namic lo­cal up-and-comer / F.ta Riva Longa 48 / 041 5274634. While here, don’t miss Museo del Vetro (see Ac­tiv­i­ties), and lunch at Busa alla Torre da Lele / Campo S. Ste­fano 3 / 041 739662.

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