Afro Celotto Glass

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Afro Celotto glass art is a combination of classical techniques and modern colourful shapes.

Afro began his apprenticeship with the legendary Lino Tagliapietra at the tender age of 14 years old. He learned an enormous amount in the 12 years he worked as the first assistant to Lino at “Effetre International”. Since those early years, Afro has produced some of the world’s most beautiful art glass, becoming recognized by collectors for his technical ability and artistic expression.

After many years Afro moved to “La Murrina” as “First Master”. There he specialized in two of the oldest techniques: filigrana and murrine. Four years later, He returned to “Effetre International” to take the position of Head Glass Master.

For many years, Afro worked within the old tradition, where great glass masters executed the designs of others.  In 2000 Afro opened his studio and started creating brand new art pieces drawing from his inspiration and artistic style.

Afro Celotto glass quickly became famous and is highly sought after by private collectors and galleries from across the world. He has collaborated with the great Pino Signoretto, famous master for sculptures in “heavy glass” and a member of the “Dale Chihuly Team”.

In 2010, Afro founded Art Glass Studio, in collaboration with Nicola Foccardi (CEO of Linea Murano Art).  He continues to develop new designs, pushing the frontiers of shapes and colours to elevate his work to even greater heights.

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