Muriel Balensi is a French born and Venice based artist. She uses a technique that dates from the 19th century: she layers glass, colour and light and imbues each piece with conscious energy.
She considers each piece a microcosm of the beauty in the world. Muriel can almost hear the sound of the glass in her soul.
Muriel and her work are considered part of "The Art of Venetian Glass Beads", a practice that comes under the Immaterial Heritage classification granted by UNESCO in January 2021.
Purple Bracelet is an hand-made unique piece with Murano glass beads using the “Perle Sommerso” technique, which consists of submerging colored beads to create a multi layered effect.
Muriel Balensi is a master of Murano traditional glass beading. Born in France, Muriel works and lives in Murano where she sat down with Nadja to discuss manifesting her dream and creating a better world, one bead at...