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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

SOLD
Gianluca Vidal
ASPIRO 19
NEW
Glass
17 X 13 3/4 X 4 3/4
$5,999
GV27235
Gianluca Vidal
FEDELE 19
NEW
Glass
14 3/4 X 11 X 4
$3,999
GV27244
Gianluca Vidal
FIAMME 07
NEW
Glass
20 1/4 X 8 1/4 X 4 3/4
$3,999
GV27236
Gianluca Vidal
FIAMME 21
NEW
Glass
13 3/4 X 11 X 4
$3,999
GV27245
SOLD
Gianluca Vidal
ICONA 05
NEW
Glass
18 1/2 X 14 1/4 X 5
$5,999
GV27234
Gianluca Vidal
LODARE 09
NEW
Glass
18 1/4 X 8 1/4 X 4 3/4
$3,999
GV27237
SOLD
Gianluca Vidal
LODARE 11
NEW
Glass
16 3/4 X 9 1/4 X 4 1/2
$3,999
GV27246
Gianluca Vidal
LODARE 12
NEW
Glass
17 1/4 X 9 X 4 3/4
$3,999
GV27238
SOLD
Gianluca Vidal
PIERO 06
NEW
Glass
27 X 10 1/2 X 5 3/4
$6,299
GV27247
Gianluca Vidal
REALIZZO 08
NEW
Glass
14 3/8 X 10 3/4 X 4
$3,999
GV27239
Gianluca Vidal
SPERANZA 16
NEW
Glass
14 1/2 X 11 X 3 3/4
$3,999
GV27240
Gianluca Vidal
TEMPESTE 11
NEW
Glass
16 1/4 X 9 1/2 X 4
$3,999
GV27241
Gianluca Vidal
VIVO 15
NEW
Glass
15 X 11 X 4 1/2
$3,999
GV27242
Gianluca Vidal
VIVO 16
NEW
Glass
17 3/4 X 8 3/4 X 4 1/2
$3,999
GV27243
Gianluca Vidal
ASPIRO 03
Glass
25 x 11 x 6 1/2
$5,279
GV25266
SOLD
Gianluca Vidal
ASPIRO 14
Glass
17 x 16 x 6
$5,279
GV25267
SOLD
Gianluca Vidal
FEDELE 02
Glass
5 1/4 X 19 1/2 X 19 1/4
GV24408
SOLD
Gianluca Vidal
FEDELE 04
Glass
6 1/2 X 19 X 18
$3,999
GV24410
Gianluca Vidal
FEDELE 05
Glass
4 3/4 X 20 X 20
$3,999
GV24411
Gianluca Vidal
FEDELE 08
Glass
6 X 19 1/2 X 19
$3,999
GV24414
Gianluca Vidal
FEDELE 11
Glass
21 X 9 X 4 3/4
$3,999
GV24417
SOLD
Gianluca Vidal
FEDELE 20
Glass
18 X 10 X 4 1/2
GV24419
Gianluca Vidal
FEDELE 27
Glass
14 1/2 X 11 X 4 1/2
$3,999
GV25259
Gianluca Vidal
FIAMME 17
Glass
14 1/2 X 11 X 4 1/4
$3,999
GV25879
SOLD
Gianluca Vidal
FIAMME 19
Glass
17 3/4 X 9 1/4 X 4 1/2
GV25880
SOLD
Gianluca Vidal
FIAMME 22
Glass
15 x 11 x 4
$3,999
GV24152
Gianluca Vidal
FIAMME 29
Glass
14 1/2 X 11 X 4 1/2
$3,999
GV25258
Gianluca Vidal
FIAMME 31
Glass
12 X 11 1/2 X 4 1/4
$3,999
GV24153
Gianluca Vidal
FIAMME 35
Glass
17 1/2 X 9 1/2 X 4 1/2
$3,999
GV24154
SOLD
Gianluca Vidal
ICONA 04
Glass
27 3/4 X 11 X 5
$6,299
GV24158
Gianluca Vidal
LODARE 08
Glass
19 X 8 1/2 X 4 1/2
$3,599
GV25878
SOLD
Gianluca Vidal
LODARE 31
Glass
13 X 10 X 4
$3,599
GV23961
SOLD
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
$3,599
GV25882
Gianluca Vidal
NOTABILE 35
Glass
18 X 9 X 4.5
$3,599
GV23963
Gianluca Vidal
PIERO 05
Glass
27 1/2 x 11 x 4 1/2
$5,049
GV25269
SOLD
Gianluca Vidal
POTENTE 20
Glass
17 X 13 X 5
$5,999
GV23132
Gianluca Vidal
REALIZZO 01
Glass
8 X 16 1/2 X 10
$4,250
GV26502
SOLD
Gianluca Vidal
REALIZZO 02
Glass
8 1/2 X 16 1/2 X 10 1/2
$4,250
GV26503
Gianluca Vidal
REALIZZO 04
Glass
8 X 16 X 10
$4,250
GV26505
Gianluca Vidal
REALIZZO 05
Glass
8 1/2 X 17 X 11 1/2
$4,250
GV26506
SOLD
Gianluca Vidal
REALIZZO 06
Glass
6 X 18 X 20
GV26507
Gianluca Vidal
REALIZZO 07
Glass
5 X 19 X 20 1/2
$4,250
GV26508
Gianluca Vidal
SPERANZA 02
Glass
5 X 16 1/2
$3,999
GV25252
SOLD
Gianluca Vidal
SPERANZA 06
Glass
5 1/2 X 18
GV25256
Gianluca Vidal
SPERANZA 08
Glass
5 X 18 1/2
$3,999
GV25257
Gianluca Vidal
SPERANZA 10
Glass
14 1/2 X 10 3/4 X 4
$3,999
GV25883
Gianluca Vidal
SPERANZA 11
Glass
21 x 10 x 4 1/2
$3,599
GV25268
Gianluca Vidal
SPERANZA 20
Glass
17 1/4 X 9 1/2
$3,999
GV25877
SOLD
Gianluca Vidal
SPERANZA 21
Glass
17 X 10 X 4
GV25263
Gianluca Vidal
VIVO 10
Glass
17 3/4 X 8 3/4 X 5
$3,799
GV25876
SOLD
Gianluca Vidal
VIVO 13
Glass
20 X 9 X 4
$3,999
GV22861
Gianluca Vidal
VIVO 14
Glass
20 X 8 X 4
$3,999
GV22845
Gianluca Vidal
VIVO 24
Glass
12 3/4 X 11 X 4 3/4
$3,799
GV25884
Gianluca Vidal
VIVO 31
Glass
15 X 10 X 4
$3,699
GV22848

Gianluca Vidal – At Work In Studio