Why did you choose this craft?
A visit to Venice left me enamoured by this craft. I was struck by the window displays of the glass shops in the city and the incredible artworks. I realised then that I would love to make such wonderful objects to amaze others.
Do you master any specific techniques?
Despite my formal university training, I consider myself largely self-taught. I work with different glass techniques, hot and cold, and I love creating original patterns and experimenting with new materials. I sometimes use non-recommended combinations.
© Marian Teodorescu
How do you express tradition and innovation in your work?
I incorporate the art of my predecessors into my works, not by copying them, but by assimilating their work and letting it inspire me. I feel very strong bonds with artists from different times, from Neolithic Venus of Gumelnita to Brancusi.
What do people not usually know about your work?
People usually think that the hardest part of glassblowing is to blow your lungs out, but this is not true. When you work with molten glass, the blowing force you need to use is probably less than the effort required to inflate a party balloon.