The Art Of Venetian Paper, Silver & Glass
Many of the small shops highlighted in this guide are fun to visit. Take a moment to speak with the artists, and their passion for art will become quickly apparent. When you support the artists and craftsmen in this guide, you support the traditions of Venice.
Squeeze into the small shop at Sottoportico degli Orafi, the Goldsmiths’ Arcade, situated at the foot of the western side of the Rialto bridge.
Inside the shop, brothers Stefano and Daniele Attombri have created handmade jewelry by threading old Murano glass beads on long stems of silver. The technique is astounding to watch. For more information: http://www.attombri.com/ +39 041 5212524. A second shop is situated at San Mar- co 2669/a +39 041 5210789.
Alberto Valese’s passion is paper. At his small shop, situated on San Marco at Campo S.Stefano 3471, Valese practices Ebrû. The word is Turkish, deriving from the Persian ebri “cloudy,” and it is the term the defines the technique that Valese uses to decorate paper imitating the veins of stone or marble.
In his shop, you’ll find hand-crafted books, paper, stationary and more, including handmade silk ties. For more information: http://www.albertovalese-ebru.it/ +39 041 5238830