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Chiara Ferraris

Chiara Ferraris Glass fuser
Contact
Italian, French
Hours:
Monday to Friday 08:30 - 18:00
Phone:
+39 01118932530
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Painting on fused glass

  • • Chiara’s art is a combination of glass fusing and decoration
  • • Her workshop is in the city, but her passion is nature
  • • She is always looking for new projects to express her creativity

Eclectic, determined and passionate about decoration, Chiara Ferraris runs a workshop in Turin where she creates artistic glass pieces both for clients and for art’s sake. After studying the history of the miniature, she attended a restoration school. At the same time, she started working for a small artisanal company, where she soon understood that creating was more exciting than restoring, and that glass fusing – now her signature technique – was going to become a key part of her life. Artisan, teacher, networker and nature lover, Chiara combines her love for hand painting with her skills as a glassworker. The versatility of her craft and her energetic attitude lead her to undertake new challenges and projects on a ongoing basis; she is always looking for more artistic freedom in what she does.

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Works

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The Tender Embrace

This blue sculptural glass piece was cast and then coldworked. The finished piece was placed on a metal support. It was commissioned by the Confartigianato as a gift to Pope Francis on the occasion of his visit to Turin during the Ostensione della Shroud. Chiara Ferraris worked with metalworker Andrea Scarpellini to create the piece.

Diameter 45 cm

Chiara Ferraris Glass fuser
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SS. Maria di Testona

This stained glass window, using techniques inherent to Tiffany-style glass, was created for the Church of Santa Maria di Testona in Moncalieri. The stained glass window features a portrait of the Virgin Mother created in coloured glass. This contrasts with the colourless glass of the background, creating a halo effect around her.

Height 200 cm
Width 100 cm

Chiara Ferraris Glass fuser
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Inferno e Paradiso – Heaven and Hell

This large circular glass piece is an autobiographical work. It was a colossal undertaking in terms of the technical expertise needed to render the details. The form was achieved by casting, melting and stratifying eight layers of glass that were hand cut and painted. The piece was placed on a wooden support. It depicts passion, joy, pain and labour, united by a mirrored heart in which Chiara Ferraris sees Purgatory.

Diameter 69 cm

Chiara Ferraris Glass fuser

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