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Gianluca Vidal

Gianluca Vidal
Murano Glass Master

Gianluca Vidal was born in Venice on July 1, 1976. At the young age of 14 he started to work with glass at the Studio Vetreria DP, on the Island of Murano. Here he studied under the Glass Maestro Imperio Rossi. After two years he decided to move to the studio of Effetre International. As the youngest glass worker in the studio and under the tutelage of the masters at Effetre, Gianluca began to learn the most difficult glass techniques and his talent as a glass maker began to emerge. Gianluca has worked over the years with many of the most important Glass Maestros on Murano; men ...More...
like Afro Celotto, Silvano Molin, Luciano Pavanello, Giancarlo Tagliapietra and Dino Vio.

It is in this period that his colleagues give him the nickname “Crema”, due to his natural ability to gracefully shape glass as a “cream”. In 2000, while working at the Artistic Glass Factory Schiavon, he again has the opportunity to work with the great Maestro Afro Celotto, with whom he had also known at Effetre. One year later, after learning the techniques of filigrana, mosaics and tessere murrines, he decides to open a new studio with Afro Celotto and CarloTagliapietra. In 2009, when Afro Celotto left the studio, it gave Gianluca the chance to express his own talents and energy in his new collections.

Today Gianluca owns his own glass studio on Murano where each day he is creating new pieces that are being collected by art enthusiasts around the world. As far as process, it can be quite involved. If we skip past the 10-12 years that it takes to become reasonably competent with the techniques, it takes a particularly gifted glassblower to gain the title of “Master”. There are glassblowers on Murano who have worked in the studios for 60+ years who have never attained this status.

Vidal starts with colored glass canes. From these he twists, bends and pulls them into spectacularly complex Murrine and Zanfirico pieces. Then these pieces are cut and prepared on a metal plate in a particular pattern that will result in the intricate composition, or final pattern of the colors and shapes in the glass. The pieces on this plate are warmed while he prepares a “gather” of hot glass (around 2400 degrees) on the end of his blowpipe. At this point he also will create a small bubble in the gather. The gather is rolled over the warmed glass pieces in a “pick-up”. Next is a careful process of re-heating, rolling, shaping, blowing and adding more glass until he has all of the pieces perfectly fused together in one large mass of molten glass. After this the blowpipe is usually switched to a “punty” as no more air needs to be blown into the vase. The punty is also attached at a different location so the artist can change the “axis” of the vase. This technique is only mastered by a small number of artist but it allows for dramatic patterns to be made in the glass. The next step involves removing the vase from the punty and putting it into an annealer where the vase is slowly and carefully cooled over about 24 hours. If it is cooled too quickly or too slowly the glass can become brittle or crack. The annealing process gives the
vases their strength. After the vases are cooled they are carved or ground with a variety of sizes and shapes of grinding wheels. This step gives the pieces their unique surface texture.

The very last step is for the artist to use a small Dremel tool and to sign and date the bottom of the pieces. He also writes “Murano” and 1/1 to signify they are completely unique.

Art glass from Murano does not tarnish, patina or fade. A cared for piece will retain its beauty forever....Less...

Gianluca Vidal

Glass Art

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Gianluca Vidal
FIAMME 23
NEW
Glass
14 3/4 X 11 X 4
GV27463
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Gianluca Vidal
KIARA 01
NEW
Glass
16 3/4 X 9 3/4 X 4 3/4
GV27461
Gianluca Vidal
SPERANZA 19
NEW
Glass
17 3/4 X 7 X 6 3/4
GV27460
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Gianluca Vidal
ASPIRO 03
Glass
25 x 11 x 6 1/2
GV25266
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Gianluca Vidal
ASPIRO 14
Glass
17 x 16 x 6
GV25267
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Gianluca Vidal
ASPIRO 18
Glass
15 3/4 X 13 1/2 X 6 1/2
GV27353
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Gianluca Vidal
ASPIRO 19
Glass
17 X 13 3/4 X 4 3/4
GV27235
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Gianluca Vidal
BELLEZZA 31
Glass
16 3/4 X 7 X 5
GV27354
Gianluca Vidal
BELLEZZA 50
Glass
10 3/4 X 7 X 5
GV27355
Gianluca Vidal
DIONISO 22
Glass
16 X 10 1/2 X 10 1/2
GV27356
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Gianluca Vidal
DIONISO 23
Glass
24 1/4 X 8 1/4 X 6
GV27357
Gianluca Vidal
ENERGICO 11
Glass
18 1/2 X 15 X 5
GV28657
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Gianluca Vidal
FEDELE 02
Glass
5 1/4 X 19 1/2 X 19 1/4
GV24408
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FEDELE 04
Glass
6 1/2 X 19 X 18
GV24410
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FEDELE 05
Glass
4 3/4 X 20 X 20
GV24411
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FEDELE 08
Glass
6 X 19 1/2 X 19
GV24414
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FEDELE 11
Glass
21 X 9 X 4 3/4
GV24417
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FEDELE 17
Glass
15 X 12 X 5
GV28336
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FEDELE 18
Glass
17 3/4 X 9 X 4 1/2
GV27464
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FEDELE 19
Glass
14 3/4 X 11 X 4
GV27244
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FEDELE 20
Glass
18 X 10 X 4 1/2
GV24419
Gianluca Vidal
FEDELE 21
Glass
19 1/4 X 9 1/4 X 4 1/4
GV27358
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Gianluca Vidal
FEDELE 27
Glass
14 1/2 X 11 X 4 1/2
GV25259
Gianluca Vidal
FIAMME 01
Glass
15 X 10 3/4 X 4
GV27359
Gianluca Vidal
FIAMME 02
Glass
19 1/4 X 8 X 4 1/2
GV27360
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Gianluca Vidal
FIAMME 03
Glass
14 1/4 X 10 X 4 1/4
GV27432
Gianluca Vidal
FIAMME 05
Glass
17 1/4 X 9 1/2 X 4 1/4
GV27369
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Gianluca Vidal
FIAMME 07
Glass
20 1/4 X 8 1/4 X 4 3/4
GV27236
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Gianluca Vidal
FIAMME 11
Glass
15 3/4 X 9 1/2 X 4 1/2
GV27365
Gianluca Vidal
FIAMME 17
Glass
14 1/2 X 11 X 4 1/4
GV25879
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Gianluca Vidal
FIAMME 18
Glass
17 X 9 X 4 1/2
GV27361
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Gianluca Vidal
FIAMME 19
Glass
17 3/4 X 9 1/4 X 4 1/2
GV25880
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Gianluca Vidal
FIAMME 21
Glass
13 3/4 X 11 X 4
GV27245
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Gianluca Vidal
FIAMME 22
Glass
15 x 11 x 4
GV24152
Gianluca Vidal
FIAMME 26
Glass
14 1/4 X 10 3/4 X 4
GV27366
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Gianluca Vidal
FIAMME 27
Glass
18 X 9 X 5
GV28348
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Gianluca Vidal
FIAMME 29
Glass
14 1/2 X 11 X 4 1/2
GV25258
Gianluca Vidal
FIAMME 31
Glass
12 X 11 1/2 X 4 1/4
GV24153
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Gianluca Vidal
FIAMME 35
Glass
17 1/2 X 9 1/2 X 4 1/2
GV24154
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Gianluca Vidal
ICONA 04
Glass
27 3/4 X 11 X 5
GV24158
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Gianluca Vidal
ICONA 05
Glass
18 1/2 X 14 1/4 X 5
GV27234
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Gianluca Vidal
ICONA 07
Glass
18 X 13 X 4 1/2
GV28351
Gianluca Vidal
KIARA 06
Glass
20 X 9 1/2 X 5
GV28339
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Gianluca Vidal
KIARA 08
Glass
15 X 9 X 5 1/4
GV27433
Gianluca Vidal
LODARE 04
Glass
19 X 10 X 4
GV28349
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Gianluca Vidal
LODARE 08
Glass
19 X 8 1/2 X 4 1/2
GV25878
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Gianluca Vidal
LODARE 09
Glass
18 1/4 X 8 1/4 X 4 3/4
GV27237
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Gianluca Vidal
LODARE 11
Glass
16 3/4 X 9 1/4 X 4 1/2
GV27246
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Gianluca Vidal
LODARE 12
Glass
17 1/4 X 9 X 4 3/4
GV27238
Gianluca Vidal
LODARE 26
Glass
19 X 10 X 5
GV28337
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Gianluca Vidal
LODARE 31
Glass
13 X 10 X 4
GV23961
Gianluca Vidal
MIRAGGI 13
Glass
22 3/4 X 10 X 7 1/4
GV27362
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Gianluca Vidal
MIRAGGI 28
Glass
20 X 7 1/2 X 6
GV26409
Gianluca Vidal
NOTABILE 01
Glass
14 X 10 3/4 X 4 1/4
GV25882
Gianluca Vidal
NOTABILE 31
Glass
12 1/2 X 10 3/4 X 4 1/2
GV27367
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Gianluca Vidal
NOTABILE 35
Glass
18 X 9 X 4.5
GV23963
Gianluca Vidal
PIERO 03
Glass
28 X 10 3/4 X 5 1/2
GV28340
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Gianluca Vidal
PIERO 05
Glass
27 1/2 x 11 x 4 1/2
GV25269
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Gianluca Vidal
PIERO 06
Glass
27 X 10 1/2 X 5 3/4
GV27247
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Gianluca Vidal
POTENTE 20
Glass
17 X 13 X 5
GV23132
Gianluca Vidal
REALIZZO 01
Glass
8 X 16 1/2 X 10
GV26502
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Gianluca Vidal
REALIZZO 02
Glass
8 1/2 X 16 1/2 X 10 1/2
GV26503
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Gianluca Vidal
REALIZZO 04
Glass
8 X 16 X 10
GV26505
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Gianluca Vidal
REALIZZO 05
Glass
8 1/2 X 17 X 11 1/2
GV26506
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Gianluca Vidal
REALIZZO 06
Glass
6 X 18 X 20
GV26507
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Gianluca Vidal
REALIZZO 07
Glass
5 X 19 X 20 1/2
GV26508
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Gianluca Vidal
REALIZZO 08
Glass
14 3/8 X 10 3/4 X 4
GV27239
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Gianluca Vidal
SPERANZA 02
Glass
5 X 16 1/2
GV25252
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Gianluca Vidal
SPERANZA 06
Glass
5 1/2 X 18
GV25256
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Gianluca Vidal
SPERANZA 08
Glass
5 X 18 1/2
GV25257
Gianluca Vidal
SPERANZA 09
Glass
17 1/2 X 10 1/2 X 4
GV28350
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Gianluca Vidal
SPERANZA 10
Glass
14 1/2 X 10 3/4 X 4
GV25883
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Gianluca Vidal
SPERANZA 11
Glass
21 x 10 x 4 1/2
GV25268
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Gianluca Vidal
SPERANZA 12
Glass
21 X 11 X 5
GV28338
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Gianluca Vidal
SPERANZA 14
Glass
14 1/2 X 10 1/2 X 4
GV27434
SOLD
Gianluca Vidal
SPERANZA 15
Glass
14 1/4 X 10 3/4 X 4 1/2
GV27368
Gianluca Vidal
SPERANZA 16
Glass
14 1/2 X 11 X 3 3/4
GV27240
SOLD
Gianluca Vidal
SPERANZA 17
Glass
14 1/4 X 10 3/4 X 4
GV27462
SOLD
Gianluca Vidal
SPERANZA 20
Glass
17 1/4 X 9 1/2
GV25877
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Gianluca Vidal
SPERANZA 21
Glass
17 X 10 X 4
GV25263
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Gianluca Vidal
SPERANZA 23
Glass
18 3/4 X 9 1/2 X 4 1/4
GV27465
SOLD
Gianluca Vidal
TEMPESTE 11
Glass
16 1/4 X 9 1/2 X 4
GV27241
Gianluca Vidal
VIVO 03
Glass
15 X 12 X 5
GV28341
Gianluca Vidal
VIVO 10
Glass
17 3/4 X 8 3/4 X 5
GV25876
SOLD
Gianluca Vidal
VIVO 13
Glass
20 X 9 X 4
GV22861
Gianluca Vidal
VIVO 14
Glass
20 X 8 X 4
GV22845
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Gianluca Vidal
VIVO 15
Glass
15 X 11 X 4 1/2
GV27242
Gianluca Vidal
VIVO 16
Glass
17 3/4 X 8 3/4 X 4 1/2
GV27243
Gianluca Vidal
VIVO 23
Glass
16 X 11 1/4 X 4 3/4
GV27435
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Gianluca Vidal
VIVO 24
Glass
12 3/4 X 11 X 4 3/4
GV25884
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Gianluca Vidal
VIVO 28
Glass
13 1/4 X 11 X 4 1/2
GV27436
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Gianluca Vidal
VIVO 29
Glass
12 X 11 3/4 X 4 1/2
GV27363
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Gianluca Vidal
VIVO 31
Glass
15 X 10 X 4
GV22848
Gianluca Vidal
VIVO 32
Glass
15 X 11 X 5
GV28352
SOLD
Gianluca Vidal
VIVO 39
Glass
11 X 10 1/4 X 6 1/4
GV27364

Gianluca Vidal – At Work In Studio