Talk:Murano

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I really think that the information in this article, also if formelly correct, are ambiguous in several parts and for several reasons. Obviously these are only my opinions and everybody is free tho think in a different way. You can read below my personal doubts and questions:

The Vetro Artistico® Murano mark [1] administered by the Promovetro Consortium [2] certifies the origin of glass products produced on the island of Murano.

Not true, or at least ambiguous. It seems that every glass made in Murano should be certificated by the Vetro Artistico® Murano mark ; it is not true: only a (small) part of the Murano's glassmakers/companies are memeber of the Consortium and uses the trademark.

(...) The existence of the Vetro Artistico® Murano [3] is a guarantee of the quality and originality of products coming from such a millenary and unique tradition as that of Murano glass making.

Not true. Some of the members of the Vetro Artistico® Murano mark use not traditional techniques. More: expecially the more "artistic" glassmakers (Salvadore, Tagliapietra, Zilio, Fuin, just to have few names) and some of the most famous brands (as Venini) aren't part of the Consortium. Instead are part of the Consortium people working with pyrex or using electric fusing kiln or with other very modern production process.

(...) Today there are more than 50 concessionary companies and their products can be bought in all sales outlets displaying the sticker with the mark.

True. Only 50 companies. Only a small part of the Murano glass companies and studios.

(...) The Consortium, authentic custodian of the Murano art(...)

Imho, with only 50 companies and with the main part of the high end glass producers out the consortium, the Vetro Artistico® Murano mark represent only its own 50 members, not the Murano art. The art of venetian glassmaking is of every skilled venetian glassmakers who works with passions, with or without pseudo-official marks.

This is just my personal opinion. I respect everybody who thinks in a different way.

Sincerely

Marco


Mr Marco is very aware of the real situatio in Murano - Venice. Th article is not complete and the part about the originality of some products is probably taken from the brochure of the people involved into Vetro Artistico® Murano.

Nino

The Wiki talks about bridges to Venice. I only found one highway bridge to Venice proper. None to Murano or Burano.

Mike