Murano Art Glass Vase ‘Fiamme 05’ by Gianluca Vidal
This Murano Art Glass vase although delicate, portrays a dominate, strong cool, exterior. A number of contrasting techniques are evidence upon this piece. Depending upon which side you view, one side 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 own little bubble of air.
A truly awe inspiring Murano art glass vase to behold!
Murano Art Glass Vase Artist
Gianluca Vidal is a Master of Murano Glass. He 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.