|One of the custom glass panels|
In an earlier post I wrote about a stranger who could become a mentor after an unplanned meeting. Last December when I returned to Sorrento Italy, where I had lived on a sabbatical, I revisited Yvonne in her new studio and showroom.
|Yvonne and Massimo in front of their new shop|
This year she introduced me to her partner Massimo, who
is a glass artist. He was kind enough to speak with me while he worked on a wonderful piece that would become a plate for a client. This is a post that is best 'written' with photos and I only wish I were a better photographer to show you the colors and details of his work.
Massimo creates the original design for each piece. The glass is hand cut and the color is selected to fit into the design. While we spoke he finished a piece without hesitation. His eye easily sees what color is needed and cuts or trims the glass to the appropriate size and shape
|It starts with an original design|
Once the glass is heated the many pieces melds into a wonderful color story. I would have enjoyed seeing all his work in front of a window on a sunny day.
|Think about taking a class with Massimo on your next trip to Italy!|