Murano Art Glass Vase ‘Fiamme 05’ by Gianluca Vidal
This Murano Art Glass vase although delicate, portrays a dominant, strong cool, exterior. Several contrasting techniques are evidenced in this piece.
Depending upon which side you view, one side is a feast of Zanfirico, an intricate type of filigree with spiral-coloured threads. These lie horizontally across the vase climbing up to the mouth of the vase. The other presents vertical lines of green reticello, a cross-hatch design, like small nets capturing their little bubble of air.
A truly awe-inspiring Murano art glass vase to behold!
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 Vase 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.