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Lorenzo Passi

Lorenzo Passi Glassblower
Contact
Italian, English
Hours:
By appointment only
Phone:
+39 3403323668
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Transforming glass

  • • Lorenzo often uses light and music in his work
  • • He loves to maintain the cut of the glass, the roughness of matter
  • • He started working independently in 2013

Lorenzo Passi likes to define himself an artist, but the definition of researcher also applies to this young Milanese craftsman (he was born in 1985) who now lives and works in Venice. His work is characterised by constant research into the transformation of glass into something new that deviates from tradition both in shape and use. For a long time now, his experiments have led him to test himself with different materials, wood and metal above all, which he combines with glass in a challenging aesthetic and technical balance. “It’s not an easy task, especially given the different melting temperatures, which demand great attention and speed,” explains Lorenzo. “Nature is my primary source of inspiration; lately I have also been attracted to earth, which I like to blend into my works in order to achieve new results.”

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Works

  • © courtesy Crearte Studio
  • © Design Lorenzo Passi Ph. Marco Menghi
  • © Design Lorenzo Passi Ph. Raul Zini
  • © Lorenzo Passi
  • © Ph Marco Menghi - Design Lorenzo passi
Photo: © courtesy Crearte Studio
No Title #15 – Serie faune / Evoluzioni sonore

Amber glass with an aquamarine “overlay” has been blown into a metal structure, deforming the shape as the glass is blown through it. The metal structure was then removed and the cold glass cut. This site-specific installation is intended to be displayed as a hanging work, a play on light and sound, acting as an electro-acoustic exciter.

Length 15 cm
Width 20 cm
Height 60 cm

Lorenzo Passi Glassblower
Photo: © Design Lorenzo Passi Ph. Marco Menghi
Eterno Cantiere #2

A structure made out of iron rods contains a masterfully hand-blown glass vase. The green glass seems to be looking for an escape route, its fragile sinuous curves hampered by the rigid metal structure. After the glass had cooled, the opening of the vase was cut and ground to a smooth finish.

Length 50 cm
Width 25 cm
Height 30 cm

Lorenzo Passi Glassblower
Photo: © Design Lorenzo Passi Ph. Raul Zini
Marzo][Atiete

To create this object, red glass has been hand-blown into a metal structure. The glass seems to be looking for an escape route, pushing itself through the spaces of the enclosing metal. After the glass had cooled, the opening was cut and ground to a smooth finish.

Length 15 cm
Width 20 cm
Height 18 cm

Lorenzo Passi Glassblower
Photo: © Lorenzo Passi
Sole Di Vetro (Glass Sun)

Yellow glass seems to push through and be attempting to escape the cast-metal structure into which it has been blown. After the glass had cooled, the opening was cut and ground to a smooth finish.

Length 31 cm
Width 33 cm
Height 30 cm

Lorenzo Passi Glassblower
Photo: © Ph Marco Menghi - Design Lorenzo passi
Mincer

White glass with an aquamarine overlay has been masterfully blown into a pre-heated metal structure composed of cogs and wheels. The glass seems to be trying to escape, pushing itself through the spaces between the metal elements that inevitably retain it, giving the glass a melted-like form. After the glass had cooled, the opening was cut and ground to a smooth finish.

Length 24 cm
Width 35 cm
Height 24 cm

Lorenzo Passi Glassblower

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