Murano Vase ‘Realizzo 08’ by Gianluca Vidal
This bright, flamboyant Murano Vase commands ones attention. The colours and patterns of the ‘murrine/mosaico’ created by Gianluca himself, appear in a multitude of colours. The Bechi lip displays the importance this Murano vase demands.
The murrine in all its glorious colours and style sits like a spectacular mosaic. Or to others it may conjure up thoughts of sweet rock. However this vase is viewed, it is a testament to the mastery of that which is Gianluca.
Murano Vase 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 glass blowers 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.