Murano Vase ‘Fiamme 16’ by Gianluca Vidal
This bright, fiery Murano Vase commands ones attention. The colours and pattern of the ‘murrine/mosaico’ created by Gianluca himself, appear like that of peacock feathers demanding to be seen. While the ‘reticello’ cross hatch across adds another layer of thought to this piece. Upon the other side, a loose more intricate filigree of black thread emits a strong stain glass effect.
The Bechi lip displays the importance this Murano vase demands.
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.