Ryan Staub's stemware are mainly inspired by the Venitian tradition. Murano, a tiny island in the Venitian Archipelago, holds the longest standing tradition of glassblowing, dating back 1000 years. Staub, under the tutelage of numerous Muranese masters, has become a talented practitioner of this rich and delicate art form. Completely handmade goblets, like the ones created by Staub, are the most difficult to execute pieces of blown glass. As shown by his work Staub not only makes classic goblets, but also takes traditional techniques and uses them in the creation of his own innovative designs.