Vasi

Friday, November 25th, 2016

Salvatore today with Mattia, Marco and team Salvadore creating some extraordinary new works for galleries.

Mattia torches the neck of the vase.

Cant wait to see the finished cold worked pieces soon!

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Di Nuovo

Saturday, November 19th, 2016

Back to Murano and Salvadore.

Expect lots of colour.. .

NUOVO

Friday, May 3rd, 2013

ImageMarch this year and again I was lucky enough to spend a couple of weeks with Studio Salvadore’s Marco and Mattia working hard creating new challenging pieces for Summer 2013.

ImageMattia puts the finishing touches to a wonderful rounded pink and amber vase featuring a myriad of bright yellow and deep blue large murrine.

ImageYou can catch these amazing new works currently on display at Vessel Gallery, Notting Hill, London, UK.

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SPLENDENTE

Friday, January 4th, 2013

Leeds days pre India. Victoria Quarter and some bright spark decided to erect a Christmas tree constructed with mirrored disco balls. Fantastic.

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IO

Saturday, December 29th, 2012

Up in the midlands last month to pick up some speakers and popped in to Stuart Fletchers studio at the Jinney ring.

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DECORATIVO

Wednesday, December 26th, 2012

Londons Clerkenwell played host to design junction end of October.
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Baccarat’s stand with elaborate fine blown lead crystal overlaid with colour and fine cut engraving.
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Sparkly and ornate these glimmering vases are just exquisite!
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Vessel stand showcased Simon Moore’s new Baulstrade lighting and chandelier collection
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Numerous stands displaying retro glassware from the mid 20th Century

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Eastern europe

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and Murano

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COLLABORAZIONE

Wednesday, December 26th, 2012

Retrospective of some of Londons glass highlights over the last few months Chime a collaboration between Peter Layton and Bruno Romanelli, Wrightson and Platt featured at Peters London Glassblowing Gallery.

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Cast glass by Bruno and blown pieces by Peter

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Che Vita

Thursday, October 18th, 2012

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Vic Bamforth painter and glass maker has combined both his passions capturing images of Italy image

Performance

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Here are Vic’s new works featuring twin coloured sommersa vases.

Lovely

Ogni Due Anni

Monday, September 24th, 2012

In Stourbridge a couple of weeks ago -last chance to see the bi-annual festival and latest endevours of the uk finest glass makers and shakers. Delighted to see Louie Thompson winning the 2012 British Glass Biennale with his Troupe: Dance Composition. The usual suspects were there, Colin Reid, Bob Crooks, Stuart Ackroyd, Allister Malcolm and Liam Reeves but the ones that caught my eye this time around

Julia Malle’s amazing graffiti styled neon scrawl

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Sarah Blood’s concrete and neon Luna Fossil

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I love this piece by Heike Brachlow – wonderfully balanced, so so good!

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Fiaz Elson’s two part kiln cast number!

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This photo really does not do justice to Catherine Hough’s intimate and exquisitely cut blown pieces

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Sunderland Student Vicky Stewart waterjet cut float glass assemblage –

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Finally Shelley Doolan’s lost wax cast piece Propogate

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Looking forward to 2014 already

CROAZIA

Friday, August 31st, 2012

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First Couple of days in Zadar and what do you know, a glass museum!
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This newly made (3 years old) space is dedicated to glass housing 3 floors of ancient glass, a gallery space for contemporary exhibitions, a small workshop and lampworking area for demomstrations.
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Marko Stefanac gave a great demonstration of how to make a small vessel which was insightful, educational and demonstrated a quick way to make simple small pieces.
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Here are some images of work currently on display by Raoul Goldoni.
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The pieces here were realised by skilled hands of Pino Signoretto. Here you can see a young Pino circa 78′ amazing!
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The museum has masses of glass found from digs in and around the area of Zadar most of which date back from 100 -200 AD. The pieces are grouped in design so you have the opportunity to see a myriad of variations of the same vessel -a treat!
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