Making Murano glass is not just a profession, it is an art that requires passion and perseverance. Today I present to you Cristina who collaborated with me in the realization of my My AQUA Bottle.
HELLO CRISTINA, PRESENTED IN A FEW WORDS.
My name is Cristina Linzi, I was born in Venice in 1974, I live and work on the island of Murano where I opened my pearl workshop with the lamp technique in 2003.
WORKING WITH MURANO GLASS IS DEFINITELY A PASSION. HOW DID YOU APPROVE THIS ART?
Glass has always been part of my life: my father is a Master engraver and since I was a girl I have spent whole afternoons observing it, helping him and understanding his work: amazed to see how, with a diamond wheel, a surface could be excavated. delicate as a hand-blown glass in the furnace, without breaking it, and so I started engraving courses.
Over the years I felt the need for something more; I wanted to understand glass, feel it ... and I had the opportunity to be selected for the first basic course in the creation of pearls with the lampwork technique at the Abate Zanetti Glass School, in October 2002.
WHAT IS THE THING YOU LOVE MOST ABOUT YOUR JOB?
What has always fascinated me and still fascinates me about this work is holding a colored glass rod, melting it and modeling it, then creating a pearl or a ring by combining different colors without the latter coming to mix, feeling the different densities of the glass. Glass has its own life, a sort of soul, you can shape it, but it must always be respected both as a material and for its temperature that it reaches as a liquid: it is not easy to explain, you should try it to understand: Glass must be felt, it must be heard; and that is why it continues to amaze and fascinate me even today.