The Down The Street Bead Show Presents a Venetian Bead Master Luigi Cattelan from Murano Italy

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Luigi Cattelan a Venetian Bead Master joins forty other bead vendors in Atlanta on July 30 & 31 and Tampa August 5th, 6th, & 7th. Luigi says "I am not an artist. I'm just someone who works with glass". Born and raised in Murano (Venice) Italy, Luigi comes from a family of glass masters, dating as far back as the 15th century.

The Down The Street Bead Show Presents a Venetian Bead MasterLuigi Cattelan from Murano Italy. Come visit Luigi, in Atlanta, Georgia on July 30 & 31 along with forty other vendors at the Cobb Galleria Two Galleria Parkway or Tampa, Florida on August 5th, 6th, & 7th along with twenty-five other vendors at the Marriott Hotel 1001 North Westshore Blvd.

Luigi was just knighted by the Italian government for his accomplishments in the bead industry. Luigi says "I am not an artist. I'm just someone who works with glass". Born and raised in Murano (Venice) Italy, Luigi comes from a family of glass masters, dating as far back as the 15th century.

For 20 years, Luigi worked as the director of production in the oldest glass factory in Murano: the Societa' Veneziana Conterie founded in 1893. The S.V.C., which produced chevron and seed beads, Luigi, without a job, started working for himself and has since launched the chevron bead back into the Italian, U.S. and African markets using the compositions of glass from the S.V.C., as well as from his grandfather and great-grandfathers. Luigi is the only remaining Muranese who continues to produce chevron beads. Luigi also makes blown glass beads, lampworked candy beads, and blows small perfume bottles and vessels.

For more information goto the show website at http://www.thedownthestreetbeadshow.com or call toll free at 1-866-667-3232.

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