Murano Art Glass Ornaments ‘Miraggi 13’ by Gianluca Vidal
‘Miraggi 13’ is one of Vidal’s wonderous Murano art glass ornaments! In colour and tone, Miraggi sings out in its vibrance. Gianluca presents both hot and cold techniques. Brown murrine canes are placed with precision, shown off with orange, brown and pink canes. Luca’s cold work creates amazing texture with Insico, with incisions precisely falling down one side of the piece. Then two amazing faces one with Battuto, the effect of large scoops and the other with Onda, a diamond cut leaving a wave impression. The cleverly placed blue hues enhance the colours even more so.
Miragg13 is one of those stunning piteri-shaped Murano art glass ornaments, that demands to be given pride of place!
N.B. The images shown are an example of the ones in the series. Each Murano glass art is hand blown and therefore there will be small variations in colour, shape and pattern. Each one is completely unique and signed by the artist.
Murano Art Glass Ornaments Artist
Glass Artist Gianluca Vidal is a master of Murano glass. He started working with glass at the tender age of 14 at Studio Vetreria DP in Murano. There, he studied under the Glass Maestro, Imperio Rossi, for two years. He then went to Effetre International, where he learned the most difficult techniques. There, under the guidance of the masters, Gianluca developed skills that would excel in his true talent for glassmaking.
Over the years, Gianluca has worked with some of the most important glass maestros in 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 in Murano, he works with coloured glass canes to create his beautiful glass art. He designs and hand-makes every piece himself, with one assistant. Gianluca signs and dates each piece, adding “Murano” and 1/1 to signify they are completely unique.
Gianluca has mastered techniques that few glassblowers can complete and has a unique sense of colour and composition of the pattern. Suffice it to say that he is an incredible and very unique glass artist. Certainly, he is one of the most well-known and well-collected glass masters in Murano.