Shaped freehand by curling the molten glass, Conchiglia – Italian for seashell - evokes the surroundings of Venetian lagoon. Its iridescent ‘pearl-like’ effect enhances the luminous quality of the glass.
This vase is handcrafted and signed.
Size: H 8cm, Ø 22cm
About the techinque: Iridazione
The process of Iridazione (to make a surface iridescent) gives to the glass a visual pearl-like effect.
This chemical process is generated when the glass is still soft and incandescent.
Thanks to some metal fumes, a delicate patina envelopes the glass, creating an opaque screen where the light will sometimes dance like on metal, others like on a watery surface.
This optical effect, combined with the irregular, soft and fluid shapes of the glass, really resembles the one you can appreciate through Venice's canals.
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