Large Art Glass Vessel ‘Coppa 01’ By Gianluca Vidal
The detail within this large art glass vessel is mind boggling! Coppa 01, at almost a meter in stature presents an array of Filigree and Zanfirico techniques within the cup and base of the vessel. A wondrous peroi, a tempered
murrhini disk is fused into the center of the cup, Such is the size of this piece, the body and the base are joined together by a center peg. An clear glass fish proudly poses while masterly holding the base and body.
Gianluca’s attention to detail ensures Coppa 01 will take center stage!.
To see Gianluca’s large art glass vessel, Coppa 02, click here.
Large Art Glass Vessel ‘Coppa 01’ By Gianluca Vidal 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.