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Cristina Vezzini & Stan Chen

  • Glassblower
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Rising Star
Cristina Vezzini & Stan Chen Glassblower
English, Italian, Mandarin
By appointment only
+44 7517206554
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Play of light

  • • Cristina's and Sheng's first studio space was very small
  • • When they work together, it is like Ping Pong
  • • 2019 was filled with unforgettable moments

Cristina Vezzini and Sheng Tsang Chen met while on a master's course for glass and ceramics at the Royal College of Art (RCA) in London. Having already mastered the manufacture of ceramics, Cristina realized very quickly that she would need a very long time to master both materials in such a way that she could implement her design ideas. At this point, she used to form transparent parts that she needed for her work from synthetic resin. When the two met, Stan was in the senior year of his master's and was already trained as a glassblower before the RCA. They soon decided to collaborate creatively, having another essential component in common: the fascination for the effect of light on glass and ceramic. Both materials are traditionally used for the construction of lamps, but rarely in direct combination. With their creative partnership, they now blend these two disciplines and materials into unified compositions; their two styles seamlessly interact, creating a compelling visual dialogue.

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Geo Light

The Geo light is defined by the visual interplay between an outer clear glass dome and a white ceramic core from which the light is diffused. The slip casted bone china core is individually hand carved while the outer glass sphere is hand blown.

Length 23 cm
Width 23 cm
Height 23 cm
Diameter 23 cm

Photo: © Sylvain Deleu
Close up (table light )

Close up is a free blown glass and ceramic light. It encases clusters of Bone china handmade 'seeds'. The ‘bubbles’ on the surface of the glass distort and magnify the forms and textures of the ceramic, mirroring the movement of light through air bubbles underwater.

Length 23 cm
Width 19 cm
Height 18 cm
Diameter 15 cm

Photo: © Sylvain Deleu
Seed light

Seed is a wall light. Each blown clear glass semi-sphere is engraved in half with different textures. The central slip casted white porcelain sphere is also hand carved to create further texture to diffuse the central light source. The final effect is unique each time.

Length 41 cm
Width 35 cm
Height 27 cm

Photo: © Sylvain Deleu
Dreamy Forest

Dreamy Forest is a chandelier inspired by the journey of walking into a leafy forest. It is constructed of several hand carved white and yellow porcelain leaves mounted on brushed brass branches. Popping out between the leaves are a few engraved clear glass flowers.

Length 150 cm
Width 50 cm
Height 70 cm

Photo: © Sylvain Deleu
Forest of Light

This piece is inspired by the traditional neoclassical glass chandelier with its curl glass arms and irregular swirls. Christina Vezzini and Sheng Tsang Chen created a forest of glass arms harmoniously joined with ceramic and glass elements from their iconic Geo light.

Length 70 cm
Width 30 cm
Height 55 cm

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