Lava Aruba Glass Studio
The Lava Aruba Glass Studio opened its doors. The newly constructed building houses several areas, including a workshop, gallery and café. Owned and operated by the Ava family, more than five decades of tradition and experience provide a solid foundation for a new and exciting beginning in Aruba under the leadership of Director Bruno Ava.
The family’s workshop and gallery was originally founded in Venezuela in 1957, resourcing artists and equipment from Italy to employ the glassblowing techniques used by Venetian artisans on the island of Murano for more than eight centuries.
Recognizing the potential that Aruba offers and the great trust they have in the island’s continued economic success, the Ava family is looking forward to sharing the tradition of glassblowing art with both local residents and visitors.
Tours of Lava Aruba Glass Studio are free. The large workshop area features several industrial glassblowing ovens set in an open-view space, where visitors can experience the master artisans—typically working in synch in teams of two—and their craft in action. Looking forward to 2023, a series of classes and workshops for all ages will be offered to the public from resident and guest artisans from all over the world. The large exhibition gallery features a vast collection of pieces by various artisans inspired by life and nature. Each piece is exquisitely unique, guaranteeing buyers a one-of-a-kind piece crafted from centuries-old techniques. Lava Aruba Glass Studio is open daily from 9am to 5pm