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Davide Salvadore

Davide Salvadore Glass sculptor
Contact
Italian, English, Spanish
Hours:
By appointment only
Phone:
+39 041736772
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The artisan who plays with fire

  • • Davide spends six months a year teaching around the world
  • • His grandfather, a 'terrible but incredible' person, was his mentor
  • • His sons Mattia and Marco work with him

From one of the most important families (the Trippa) employed in glass art since the 17th century, Davide Salvadore was at a tender age when he started learning this millennia-old craft, a craft that is far from simple and requires deep knowledge. Davide was privileged to have his beloved grandfather as his teacher, a man with a strong personality who left a very deep mark on his grandson's life and education. Today, working alongside his two sons, Davide takes a different approach: he gives advice only on request. Because working with your family is anything but simple.

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Works

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Chitamarra

This hand blown piece, resembling a string instrument, was created using coloured canes and murrine techniques. The glass was then worked with two cold cut techniques: battuto, which gives a hammered effect; and inciso, a light grinding over the whole surface.

Height 107 cm
Length 45 cm
Width 38 cm

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Chitamarra

This hand blown glass instrument used the traditional Murano techniques of murrine and filigrana to form elements that were then assembled using the incalmo method. Davide finished the surface textures using the cold cut battuto and inciso techniques, polishing with a diamond-coated wheel. Lampwork beads hang from the neck of the piece, a tribute to Davide’s mother, who was a jewellery maker.

Height 120 cm
Length 41 cm
Width 30 cm

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Chitamarra

This hand blown glass instrument used the traditional Murano techniques of murrine and filigrana to form elements that were then assembled using the incalmo method. Davide finished the surface textures using the cold cut battuto and inciso techniques, polishing with a diamond-coated wheel. Lampwork beads hang from the neck of the piece, a tribute to Davide’s mother, who was a jewellery maker.

Height 42 cm
Length 25 cm
Width 16 cm

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Spingarpa

This hand blown glass instrument used the traditional Murano techniques of murrine and filigrana to form elements that were then assembled using the incalmo method. Davide finished the surface textures using the cold cut battuto and inciso techniques, polishing with a diamond-coated wheel. Lampwork beads hang from the neck of the piece, a tribute to Davide’s mother, who was a jewellery maker.

Height 108 cm
Length 63 cm
Width 27 cm

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Tiraboson

For this interpretation of a musical instrument, the traditional Murano techniques of murrine and filigrana were used to create each individual element, which were then fused together using the incalmo method. The surface of the hand blown piece was finished using two cold cut techniques: battuto, which results in a hammered appearance; and inciso, a light grinding. Davide used a diamond-coated wheel for polishing the glass. The addition of lampwork beads is a tribute to the talent and support of Davide’s mother. The piece is placed on a handmade wrought iron stand.

Height 135 cm
Length 45 cm
Width 34 cm

Find Davide Salvadore in the itinerary

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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