The melted glass is first blown in the heat of the furnace and shaped into a round vase with a small opening. Once solid, the glass is cold carved to produce the linear cuts which mark its surface reminding us of the shell of a sea urchin – called Riccio in Italian. This vase is handcrafted and signed.
Colour: Amethyst, Size: H 13cm, Ø 18cm
About the techinque: Molatura
This technique takes its name from the grinding wheel used to carve the cold glass, which in Italian is called “Mola”.
Usually, the Molatura is used to get rid of the cutting edges of the glass during the finishing phase, but we have reinterpreted its original function, making it one of our most iconic decorative tools.
Since it is an extremely versatile and adaptable technique, we use it in very different ways, creating objects that, at first glance, don’t even seem were made with the same process.
The different carvings make the tactile experience one of a kind, also allowing the light to play with the glass surfaces, reflecting colours in a unique way.
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