An artist inspired by three culturesThe man who is fortunate to live suspended between two cultures is always someone richer, one who can convey something more in his work. Cafi lives every day among three cultures: his native Romanian, his wife’s Italian, and Canadian of his wife's family. Talking with Cafi brings constant surprises because he relates ideas from an unusual perspective that every time opens new vistas. You understand where his enormous creativity comes from, a resource that is not limited to glass. Cafi designed and constructed the restoration of the former church of Santa Chiara Murano that now becomes both a centre where tourists can learn about the different glass technologies, sipping an aperitif in the garden, and a place where glass masters can meet and give live demonstrations of their extraordinary skill.
Cafi, Ion Cafadaru, became a skilled artisan in Bucharest, and a fine artist in Venice. He works mainly in the glass Gallery of Santa Chiara, a former church in the island of Murano, that he has renovated and which has become a meeting point for lovers of glass.
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Venice is the most famous tourist city in the world that many others try to copy. Its canals and its gondolas are the most romantic place for those who seek special moments of love and enchantment. It has schools for top artisans in Burano lace and Murano glass.