Murano Artisans of Brazil
"We create original designs and colors, intended for the most demanding public that appreciates Murano artistry."
The Murano Artisans of Brazil have been featured in magazines ranging from In Style to Natural Health.
Many Italians immigrated to Brazil in the early 20th century, including families from the island of Murano near Venice. Antonio Carlos and Paulo Molinari, NOVICA's leading art glass designers in Brazil, were taught directly by Aldo Bonora, the first Italian master to arrive in Brazil from Murano Island.
"With talent and courage we present unique works of art. Liberal colors and fascinating contours characterize our style. Today, we are dedicated primarily to exclusive decorative items. We create original designs and colors, intended for the most demanding public that appreciates Murano glass artistry."
If a glass vase can be called sexy, then I think the Ruby Volcano vase is a red hot lover! Its sleek contours and warm colors are so seductive, and it is fascinating when viewed in different sources of light. The ruby red glass seems to rise from the bottom in a continuous upward flow, just like a stream of lava rising from within a volcano. What a beauty, with or without a blossom to accent it! I have visited Venice and Murano, and in my opinion, the craftsmanship of the Murano Artisans of Brazil is equal to the murano glass produced in Italy. I could easily develop yet another addiction to this line of Novica products! Thank you for another delightful Novica experience! Lori
- Lori R, Providence, RI USA
I needed some beautiful vases, got onto the Internet, used Google to find Novica, ordered 'Ruby Volcano' and 'Blue Moondrops' from Brazil. I chose the inexpensive air delivery and they were effortlessly in my hands four days later. Outstanding pieces indistinguishable from Venetian glass and very reasonable priced. Each vase came well packaged with full documentation and a hand-written greeting card. A great experience! I am now looking forward to receiving the brass sculpture of 'Dancers' and the ceramic statuette of a 'Woman's Torso' which I have just ordered.
- Jonathan C, Mill Valley, CA
i purchased and just received two of your vases. they are absolutely the most beautiful pieces of glass i have seen. the colors are rich and vibrant, especially in the sunlight. the pieces were incredibly well packed and arrived in perfect condition. and the delivery was lightning quick. i look forward to purchasing other items in the future, both for myself and as gifts for other.
- Alan B, front royal, va, united states
Vase "verdant Volcano" received today; just as beautiful as pictured; now in place of honor in our foyer. Condition perfect, thanks to your superb packaging for shipment. Your efforts greatly appreciated... thanks.
- Lloyd H, Cincinnati/OH/USA
I ordered the Verdent Volcano vase as a college graduation gift for a co-worker. (The colors were her school colors.) It arrived today, and it is beautiful. She was thrilled. Also, the process of buying and receiving the vase was hassle-free. Thank you.
- Joanne C, Mission Viejo, CA USA
The two Murano pieces that we recently ordered were even more beautiful than the pictures from which we selected the items. Only one comment about the decanter--the inside neck of the bottle was rough in several places and I believe the stopper should have been a little larger. All in all, however, it made a beautiful wedding gift for our newlyweds. Thank you.
- Elaine H, Morehead City, NC USA
The vase was beautiful. The amazing box that it was wrapped in was overshadowed by the beautiful simplicity of the vase. It made a wonderful gift. Thank you.
- Roberta P, New Jersey USA
The vase I ordered was better than the picture showed. It is an absolutely beautiful piece.
- Rafael R, Ridgewood,NY USA
Rainbow Teardrop vase was ordered for Valentines Day for my wife. Arrived timely and well packaged. The item is magnificant. My wife collects hand blown glass and I expected a pretty piece, but I never anticipated such a beautiful work of art. It is sure to become a family treasure for generations. Thank you.
- Richard J, United States
I received the "Red Fire" centerpiece yesterday and it is absolutely beautiful. I can't stop looking at! Thank you to Novica for this wonderful site and to the Murano Artisans for their great artistry.
- Dawn H, Washington, DC/ USA
I was very impressed with the Murano handblown vase (Modern Blue Ocean) and so did my boss (for whom I purchased the vase). The workmanship was very high quality and a great price -- exactly what I was looking for when I came to the internet to find a special but afforable gift. This was my first Novica purchase and I plan many more in the future (but for myself!).
- Cynthia T, Rosemount,MN, USA
Many thanks to the Murano Artisans of Brazil for "Blue Ipanema," which just arrived. It was very well protected and arrived in perfect shape. My only regret is I ordered it to give as a gift and I'd really like to keep it for myself! It's perfect. Thanks again!
- Jeff T, Indiana
Hi all, I've just recieved my " Murano Verdant Vase " after only few days of tracking it on its long voyage from Brazil and its perfect. My wife and I spent many days searching for the right piece of art as a final touch for a room we spent many weeks re-designing. We are both very impressed with it and it now sits proudly in our hall with a spot light shining directly down on it which enhanceses the beautiful colours. I'd also like to mention the fantastic delivery service which I have to say was very impressive.....only 6 days to arrive !!! Many many thanks to the team and I'm sure you'll soon hear from us again Jamie & Rachel from England.
- Rachel D, Morecambe / Lancashire / Enland
My Rainbow Volcano vase is simply exquisite. Am in awe of the artists -- and grateful to the entire Novica crew. Muito obrigado!
- Patti Ogden, South Bend, IN
I have purchased "Ruby Volcano" vase performed by Murano Artisans of Brazil in early May 2008. The vase took almost a month to arrive but it was totally worth to wait. I really liked the quality and vibrant colors and it serves as a centerpiece at my dining table. The vase is absolutely gorgeous and I will shop at Novica again. I have also received the card signed by an artist with a nice view of Brazil - other reviewers have mentioned this as well.
- Alla M, Bellevue/WA/US