Hand Blown Murano Inspired Art Glass Centerpiece (11 inch), "Sunset Bloom"
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Crafted with the use of traditional blown glass techniques, this handmade art glass centerpiece features unfurling petals of amber and lilac suggesting a new bloom, even as the colors evoke sunset and the gathering twilight. The Molinari Family employs methods first developed by the glass makers of the island of Murano, Italy, and passed down by Italians who emigrated to Brazil.
Because each piece is individually crafted by hand, minor variations in color, shape and weight are to be expected.
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.