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©Daniela Forti
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Daniela Forti

Daniela Forti Glassblower
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Italian, English
Hours:
By appointment only
Phone:
+39 3487024550
©Daniela Forti

When light meets glass

  • • Daniela's most famous series is called Meduse
  • • She has developed her own glass fusing method
  • • She’s also uses the Tiffany technique

Always attracted to the transformation of different glassworking techniques, Daniela Forti chose to focus on the fusion of glass and crystal. She has established her own creative process called she refers to as "multidimensional contemporary art". Her series of art works and sculptures have received notable reviews and appreciation for their audacity, both in Italy and abroad. She graduated from the Art School in Rome and in 1982 moved to Tuscany and opened her own professional studio. Her works began to gain visibility and success. Moving from interior design of shops to the making of stained glass windows for churches, Daniela consolidated her knowledge of the interplay between light and glass.

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Works

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Photo: ©Daniela Forti
Arcobaleno

This sculpture, part of Daniela Forti’s Meduse series, was entirely handmade using glass fusing techniques, where glass is exposed to temperatures so high that they alter its molecular process, changing its shape and creating a new form. The delicate, multi-coloured body of this jellyfish-like creature is sustained with glass filaments, representing its tentacles floating in water.

Length 40 cm
Width 20 cm
Height 23 cm

Photo: ©Daniela Forti
Butterfly 8 fluo

Photoluminescence is the property that some chemicals have to emit light when exposed to an external source such as sunlight or artificial light. In the dark or half-light conditions, these glass sculptural objects slowly releases the accumulated light and self-illuminate for many hours.

Length 50 cm
Width 50 cm
Height 27 cm

Photo: ©Daniela Forti
Into the Forest

The elegant form of a jellyfish is created through this unique Murano glass sculpture in dark and light green hues. The flowing, open-top of the sculpture and the coiled section underneath is reminiscent of a jellyfish and its tentacles. Light filters through the top onto the surface on which the sculpture is placed, creating a soft effect.

Length 50 cm
Width 50 cm
Height 23 cm

Photo: ©Daniela Forti
Mushroom

The iridescent silhouette of jellyfish inspired the mesmerising design of this sculpture, handcrafted from molten Murano glass. Sinuous filaments in yellow and turquoise descend from the flattened, blue-hued bell above, creating an astonishing drop-like effect.

Height 23 cm
Diameter 35 cm

Photo: ©Daniela Forti
The Dark Side

This gorgeous, unique turquoise-coloured sculpture is made from beautiful Murano glass and let’s light filter through it onto surfaces where it is placed. The form of the sculpture, with its open, flowing top and drippings underneath, seems almost like an elegant jellyfish with its tentacles.

Length 37 cm
Width 34 cm
Height 22 cm

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