Did you study under a particular master?
Before opening my own business I had several masters, but one I would like to mention is glass artist Miriam Di Fiore. I had the chance to be a part of her workshop on light painting with glass, which soon became my real passion.
What appeals about glass fusing?
It’s a very versatile technique, allowing you to work on both small and very large pieces. It’s different from Venetian glassblowing but a few aspects are similar: you work with hot glass and the final pieces have no welding joins or any similar type of connection.
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What do you like most about your craft?
I love the combination of glass fusing with hand painting, decoration being the greatest passion of my life. I like working for clients, being challenged to find new solutions and gain their trust, but on the other hand I try to find more and more time in my life for pure creation, for expressing my artistic side.
As a teacher, what do you advise your students?
Be determined, be passionate, be bold. Craftsmanship is a conservative world – sometimes chauvinistic, too – but you can’t get intimidated. Be curious, never stop experimenting and try to establish a good network with other artisans, like they did in the Renaissance.