Vase Glass ‘Lodare 20’ By Gianluca Vidal
Gianluca presents a feast for the eyes with this vase glass. Lodare 20, although delicate in statue has abundant flare. A number of contrasting techniques are evidence upon this piece.
Depending upon which side you view, one side exhibits a dominant ‘Reticello’ cross hatch design. A bright yellow center draws the eye. Like the early morning sun, surrounded by the droplets of dew. On the other side the glass master expertly blends green, black, amber, cobalt, coloured glass canes using the zanfirico method. Swirling techniques and colour together.
The vase glass bechi lip calls out, to be admired by all.
Vase 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 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.