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Cesare Toffolo

Cesare Toffolo Lampworker
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Italian, English, French
Hours:
By appointment only
Phone:
+39 041736460
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Keeping glass in the family

  • • Cesare's motto is: always demand the best, especially from yourself
  • • If an object isn’t perfect, he throws it away
  • • He takes inspiration from old paintings

Cesare Toffolo is a glassmaker working in Murano, a small island near Venice with a very long tradition of glassmaking. He taught for many years at art schools all over the world, including Japan, the United States and France, before returning to colourful Murano. Though very inspired by tradition (one of the lines he produces is a reproduction of objects taken from a 16th century painting), he also likes to work with modern designers and is open to new trends. When he sells his creations to a customer, he’s both happy and sad: "It’s hard to part with them!" he says.

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Works

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Anfora Ambra

By mixing traditional design and techniques with contemporary flair, Cesare creates opulent sculptures. The Anfora Ambra was fully handcrafted in glass using different techniques.

Height 35 cm
Circumference 35 cm

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Colori

Part of the Artwork series, this contemporary sculpture was fully handcrafted in glass using different techniques.

Height 19 cm
Circumference 35 cm
Height 49 cm
Height 18 cm

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Opera Blue Ercole

Part of the Artwork series, this handcrafted glass sculpture with gold leaf is a mix of modern and traditional.

Height 41 cm
Circumference 12 cm

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Granelli di Sabbia

Granelli di Sabbia is an opulent handcrafted glass sculpture with gold leaf.

Height 42.5 cm
Circumference 30 cm

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Reliquiario Con Fiori

This sculpture was handcrafted using the filigree blown glass technique invented in Murano in the first half of the 16th century. It was decorated with small glass flowers.

Height 40 cm
Circumference 14 cm

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Murano: the historical art of glassmaking
10 locations
Venetian glass is recognised worldwide for its centuries-old tradition and excellent quality, and the island of Murano is at the heart of this legacy. Step foot on the island to discover the history and making of masterful glass creations.
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