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Nives Marcassoli

Nives Marcassoli Glass sculptor
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Living in a world of multicolour glass

  • • Nives started her career as a dress designer for fashion magazines
  • • She perfected her knowledge of glass at the Pilchuck Glass School
  • • Murano glass artist Claudio Tiozzo was one of her tutors

“Blocks of glass are like a precious treasure chest, which reveal but cannot be penetrated. There’s no cutting corners with glass: you see everything, even the tiniest mistake. Perhaps that’s why I love this material so much, because it reflects the woman I am: transparent and incapable of pretending.” Yet Nives Marcassoli’s adventure in the world of glass did not start immediately. In the beginning she was involved with fabrics, which was only natural, having trained as a dress designer. “I grew up in a valley in Northern Italy that is famous for its textile mills. As a child my days were marked by the sound of the sirens that set the workers’ shifts.” Then she picked up painting, a passion which she nurtured from a very early age and which grew to become her profession for several years.

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Works

  • © Roberto Gatti
  • © Roberto Gatti
  • © Roberto Gatti
  • © Roberto Gatti
  • © Roberto Gatti
Photo: © Roberto Gatti
Delicato Chiffon

Nebulous shades of pink swirl around this sculpture, spreading out in clouds from a pencilled hand encased in the fused glass. Supported on a curved steel stand, the sculpture was cast in an open mould, melted and hot-worked at 1200°C. Delicately coloured glass like soft fabric diffuses throughout the piece to create a dialogue with the design.

Height 32 cm
Width 39 cm

Nives Marcassoli Glass sculptor
Photo: © Roberto Gatti
Equilibri

A shadowy hand is trapped beneath the surface of the glass, seeming to push the clouds of blue around, a gesture that’s searching to overturn the rules and create a new balance. The sculpture is supported on a curving steel stand. It was cast in an open mould, melted and hot-worked at 1200°C.

Height 40 cm
Width 40 cm

Nives Marcassoli Glass sculptor
Photo: © Roberto Gatti
Quel Bacio

This glass sculpture, supported on a curved steel band, was cast in an open mould, melted and hot-worked at 1200°C. The red imprint of lips in the centre of the sculpture is surrounded by an abstract swirl of colour, an allegory for bewildered emotions following a passionate kiss.

Height 32 cm
Width 22 cm

Nives Marcassoli Glass sculptor
Photo: © Roberto Gatti
Scintilla

The spark of love. This cast glass sculpture in misty orange shades is part of Nives’s series entitled “Feeling”. On close inspection, looking beyond the obstacles, we see the shape of a lightly drawn hand. The hot-worked glass sculpture is supported on a steel stand.

Height 40 cm
Width 35 cm

Nives Marcassoli Glass sculptor
Photo: © Roberto Gatti
Onde

A rough piece of white marble is embedded in the base of this cast-glass sculpture, evocative of rocks below cliffs by the sea. Blue pigments have been infused into the clear glass, creating a wave-like effect around the edges. The pencil drawn hand encased in the centre of the sculpture seems to be shaping the misty blue hues around it.

Height 30 cm
Width 50 cm

Nives Marcassoli Glass sculptor

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