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  Murano Glass 21 July 2004  
Women take up the ancient art of glassblowing

For centuries the ancient art of glassblowing was one of the best kept secrets of Venice with the glassmakers confined to the island of Murano, just a boat ride from Venice . With the support of the Baroviers, one of the oldest glassmaking families in the lagoon, a school has been opened to keep the craftsmanship alive.

Women are now beginning to join the ranks, and Lara Corner went to talk to established glass designers and looked around the school with Silvana Gubetti, the education and workshop coordinator.
 
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