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The main tool in the Murano glassmaking is the oven : a closed room, with walls made of refractory material, provided with openings, from which we extract the glass at temperatures of 1000 degrees Celsius. Inside the oven there is the so-called "crucible", a refractory material container, which contains the raw materials mixed with each other. To pour the mixture of raw materials inside the oven is used the "cazza da infornar", later with the "cazza da missiar", one in iron instrument equipped with a long handle which ends with a sort of spoon, transporting the molten glass from one crucible, as a last step using the "cazza da traghettar" an instrument in the shape of the blade that serves to raise the already molten glass from the furnace and move in water-filled containers. Member of  Murano glass for the machining tools are characteristic: the best known tool is the "blowpipe", a metal pipe used to blow the air into the melt just taken from the oven. Every teacher has his own instruments which always brings. Often they are also used of wood or cast iron molds (open or closed), which are based on a very ancient technique. Over the centuries within the furnace for glass blowing instruments the same, evidence of craftsmanship remained and tradition that a Murano glass product even encapsulates . An old proverb Murano says, "Good tools are useful, but good hands are better", strengthening the artistic nature of the glass making process, which is based on the skill of the craftsman rather than the use of special tools.


Small wooden axis, linked to a master of the thigh (or both), which serves to support the barrel during processing, then replaced by the "scagno" arms.



Shaped clamp and different sizes used to perform modeling operations, choke, cut and decoration of hot glass processing




Canna da soffio

Iron pipe perforated in the longitudinal direction with one of the two ends of slightly conical shape. It is used to pick up the glass from the crucible, for blowing and shaping freehand object or with the use of a mold.



Also called "padella" It is a refractory material container (formerly referred to as "tera" or "creda"), located within the furnace, which contains the mixture of raw materials for melting.

iron shaft filled with whom the master glassmaker supports the glass when it works in the attached to the blowpipe.


Scanno o Scagno

It is a three-legged stool on which sits the master glassmaker. It is a characteristic feature of glass making in the Mediterranean area.
A document dating back to 1313 testified that in the European glass production, the stool is not used, because the master is standing up.


Scissors, of various shapes, used to cut the glass in excess still hot.