Hand Blown Art Glass Centerpiece with Spiral Motif, "Magnificent Spiral"
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A mesmerizing spiral of colors with touches of amber, black, and red winds down into the center of this art glass centerpiece. The Molinari Family of Brazil masters the techniques of hand blowing glass, traditional to the island of Murano in Italy.The presence of air bubbles accentuates the nature of the traditional hand blown crafting process, making each piece unique.
Antonio Carlos and his brother, Paulo Molinari, learned the ancient hand-blown glass technique as apprentices of the Italian master, Aldo Bonora, who came to Brazil from Murano Island. After eight years, they opened their own workshop in 1962. Considered among the most brilliant and talented hand-blown glass makers in the country, they have trained a number of glass artisans and have formed masters that have worked with them for more than 30 years.
More than fifty years ago, Antonio Carlos and Paulo Molinari set up their workshop with a small group of artisans. Today they have trained many more artisans and family members, who all work with them.
This artist is an elder master and continues to actively practice their craft.