10 December 2015
Glass does not exist in nature. It is derived from a grey sand called silicio, that when brought to boiling temperatures in ovens, becomes a moldable magma that can be blown into many different shapes. Glass has fascinated creatives for centuries, due to the magic of the many forms it can take. Simone Crestani worships the purity and transparence of blown glass, creating shrubbery and bonsai. Francesca Mitrani, hailing from France, instead works with rich colours and densities that resemble stone. Her recent vases explored plasticity through golden bronze accents, and her goblets in black glass and silverware with golden bronze handles explored intentional imperfect shapes that resembled the incandescent, fluid material which they originated from.