Text and images Britt-Arnhild Wigum Lindland
Murano, the island of the many, many Venetian glass factories. Every morning tourists start to come over from Venice to visit one of them, to buy glass, to have a coffee, to eat lunch in one of the nice restaurants along the canal, to learn more about the history of Venetian glass in the glass museum.......or to get away from the crowded streets of Venice.
Terje and I came to Murano for the first time in September 2005, on our silver anniversary. I remember visiting one of the glass factories, I remember walking around, having a coffee and a tiramisu, having risotto fruitti di mare for lunch......well, you can actually read all about it here
Barbara works in one of the old glass factories, Salviati. Which is not open to tourists group.
Tuesday morning she invited us in.
Berta Rossi creates her art using her hands, together with heart, mind, love, patience, skills. At Salviati the artists create another art, also using their hands, also together with heart, mind, love, patience, skills, breath.
The lace artist. The glass artist.
Labour of love. To make the world more beautiful. To understand the world in a new way. To live more fully.
I am in the middle of two of my favorite colours.
In the middle of creation.
The workroom is hot. Still I would like to find a chair and sit down with pen and paper.
This is a place for creation.
Creation of glass
Creation of words.
Thank you Barbara for inviting us in to Salviato. For giving us a memorable morning.
We are back in Norway now.
I am spending a day with pen and paper.