All YALI glass is hand blown by master glass blowers or maestri on the island of Murano, where artisans have honed their craft for hundreds of years. Glassblowing is a delicate yet labour-intensive process requiring great skill and accuracy.
Living in Venice, I am very much aware of how precious the role of the artisan is. Fortunately many people still work with their hands here and over the years I have had the great pleasure of collaborating with many of them.”
The creation of a glass object can be compared to an intricate dance where the maestro and his assistants move intuitively around the furnace, profoundly aware of each step in the process.