Murano Glass blowing is an artform that has to be seen to be beleived. The skill of the Master glass blower or Maestro is simply mind-blowing. To earn the title of Maestro, an apprentice must serve between 15 to 20 years in a furnace under the tutelage of the Master. Some have been exceptionally gifted and earned the title after only 12 years. Needless to say, it is the longest and most demanding apprenticeship of any in the world.