Mermaid, entirely handmade.
Made using the lume, or lampwork, technique.
height 8,5 inches
The lume, or lampwork, technique was already in use during the Renaissance in Venice, and consists of the modelling of glass which has already been made into long canes called canne.
The canes are melted and shaped under a horizontal flame fueled by methane gas and oxygen, called the cannello, or blow-torch.
The glass, once softened by the heat, is then modelled with specific instruments, to create final products of varying complexity.