Colourful Murano Vases ‘Kiara 08’ by Gianluca Vidal
Vidal, displays his mastery in his colourful Murano vases. Kiara 08 is no exception! Zanfirico, an intricate type of filigree with spiral colored threads, is clearly the dominant technique used throughout this vase. The intricacy of design coupled with the variety of colour, throughout is extraordinary.
The green Onda, a deep diamond cut which leaves a wave effect, sets the vase off beautifully. Gianluca’s fine craftsmanship found within these colourful Murano vases is awe-inspiring.
Kiara 08 open many minds to the details and work that goes into a true Murano vase.
Colourful Murano Vases Artist
Gianluca Vidal started working with glass at the tender age of 14 at Studio Vetreria DP on Murano. There he studied under the Glass Maestro, Imperio Rossi for two years. He then went to the Effetre International where he learned the most difficult techniques. There, under the guidance of the masters, Gianluca developed skills that would excel his true talent for glass making.
Over the years Gianluca has worked with some of the most important Glass Maestros on Murano. These include Afro Celotto, Silvano Molin, Luciano Pavanello, Giancarlo Tagiapietra and Dino Vio, to name but a few. Gianluca earned the nickname ‘Crema’, due to his natural ability to gracefully shape glass as a cream!
Now, in his own studio on Murano, he works with coloured glass canes, to create his beautiful glass art. He designs and hand makes every piece himself and with one assistant. Gianluca signs and dates each piece, adding “Murano” and 1/1 to signify they are completely unique.
Gianluca has mastered techniques which few glassblowers can complete and has a unique sense of colour and composition of the pattern. Suffice to say, he is an incredible and very unique glass artist. Certainly, he is one of the most well known and well-collected glass masters on Murano.