Hosted by Ica Headlam, Creative Me Podcast has partnered with North Lands Creative to bring a series of conversations with glass artists across Europe. Part of ISGNE Glass Lives Week 2020 at North Lands Creative, each episode explores an individual’s personal and professional development along with their passion for working with glass. These conversations were made possible with the support from our funding partners Creative Scotland and Creative Europe.

Episode three is with artist and musician Moulyae Niang who is based in Venice. We spoke about Moulaye growing up in a family of artists and musicians which has clearly had a huge influence on him. We also spoke about how he developed a passion for working with Murano glass and the everyday experiences which inspire and influence his work, and how the pandemic has impacted on his business and tourism in Venice.


My name’s Moulaye Niang, but I’m also called Muranero.
I started this activity after I finished attending the School of Glass Abate Zanetti in Murano island, where I learned various glass working technics: ranging from large sculptures with the oven to the smallest beads. I have chosen to follow my passion for the beads devoting my activity entirely to them: our jewels are the result of the encounter between my african roots, my european background and magic atmosphere of Venice. I like to call myself an artisan of the glass, because in our atelier is everything handmade and each piece is unique.


Creative Me Podcast is a weekly show about art, culture, and all the other kinds of creativity focused on the North East of Scotland.

Creadtive Me Podcast hosted Ica Headlam is a space in which art and creativity can be shared, celebrating a diverse range of creativity and culture. Ica has an interest in stories that connect us as individuals and is an advocate for supporting the arts in Scotland and within his local community.

Ica a children and families social worker.

glass lives 2020

Glass Lives explores the human relationship with glass making and material. Uncovering some of the exceptional European master artisans using long-held traditions, skills and knowledge.


Glass Lives celebrates the visionary embodiment of both creativity and craftsmanship by European master artisans at the highest level of excellence. Supported by the EU Creative Europe Programme, collaboration lies at the heart of what the ISGNE network represents, encouraging exchange and fostering a sense of building a stronger glass community.

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