'Reticulum', - Murano Glass, Afro Celotto - Banned In America!

Afro created this series at the height of his initial fame. But since 2011, Afro has been "Banned In America!"

After many visits to the US, Afro quickly created a series of pieces for an opportunity in 2011 in California. Then, it was Afro's practice to stamp pieces with his signature while they were still hot. However, he often didn't sign them until they went on display.

In 2011, Afro planned several showings in the US and produced a new series of pieces. In a hurry, his studio, AGS Srl, duly packed and shipped these pieces before they were signed. When he found out, Afro planned to sign them when he arrived in the US.

However, it was not to be. This time, due to language difficulties and an enthusiastic US Immigration officer, the United States BANNED Afro when he attempted to enter - a ban which still stands.

Fortunately, almost a decade later, we still have a series of amazing work stranded here in the US. There is no question Afro produced the pieces. Anyone familiar with his work can see it. Afro has produced COAs and has even posed with a photo of his own pieces to demonstrate their authenticity.

This is a great opportunity for Afro fans. These pieces are now offered for sale at fabulous prices!


Authentic Hotblown Glass Sculpture"Thunder" by Afro Celotto
Authentic Hotblown Glass Sculpture"Controlla" by Afro Celotto
Authentic Hotblown Glass Sculpture"Calipso" by Afro Celotto
Authentic Hotblown Glass Sculpture"Ammolite Series #8" by Afro Celotto
Authentic Hotblown Glass Sculpture"Lungo" by Afro Celotto
Authentic Hotblown Glass Sculpture"Afonico" by Afro Celotto
Authentic Hotblown Glass Sculpture"Breccia" by Afro Celotto
Authentic Hotblown Glass Sculpture"Venizia" by Afro Celotto
Authentic Hotblown Glass Sculpture"Centriole" by Afro Celotto
Authentic Hotblown Glass Sculpture"Square" by Afro Celotto
Authentic Hotblown Glass Sculpture"Isotta" by Afro Celotto
Authentic Hotblown Glass Sculpture"Laguna" by Afro Celotto
Authentic Hotblown Glass Sculpture"Constanti" by Afro Celotto
Authentic Hotblown Glass Sculpture"Thunder" by Afro Celotto
Authentic Hotblown Glass Sculpture"Spyros" by Afro Celotto
Authentic Hotblown Glass Sculpture"Giro" by Afro Celotto
Authentic Hotblown Glass Sculpture"Leo" by Afro Celotto
Authentic Hotblown Glass Sculpture"Quieto" by Afro Celotto
Authentic Hotblown Glass Sculpture"Onda" by Afro Celotto
Authentic Hotblown Glass Sculpture"Tucano" by Afro Celotto
Authentic Hotblown Glass Sculpture"Lacerta" by Afro Celotto
Authentic Hotblown Glass Sculpture"Meridio" by Afro Celotto
Authentic Hotblown Glass Sculpture"Reticulum" by Afro Celotto
Authentic Hotblown Glass Sculpture"Sereno" by Afro Celotto
Authentic Hotblown Glass Sculpture"Cassiopea" by Afro Celotto
Murano Glass Sculpture "Nek" by Afro Celotto
Authentic Hotblown Glass Sculpture"Simbiosi" by Afro Celotto
Authentic Hotblown Glass Sculpture"Chicca" by Afro Celotto
Authentic Hotblown Glass Sculpture"Sorveglio" by Afro Celotto
Authentic Hotblown Glass Sculpture"Santa Clara" by Afro Celotto
Authentic Hotblown Glass Sculpture"Unione" by Afro Celotto
Authentic Hotblown Glass Sculpture"Storto" by Afro Celotto
Authentic Hotblown Glass Sculpture"Orion" by Afro Celotto
Authentic Hotblown Glass Sculpture"Vela d'Autunno" by Afro Celotto
Authentic Hotblown Glass Sculpture"Teolo" by Afro Celotto

The style of Afro Celotto is unique and timeless. He literally ‘paints in glass’ with an innate sense of composition that no other living glass artist can match.

His mastery of every aspect of hot blown glass is second nature. His ability to transform a simple flat layout of glass chunks and cane into a masterwork is extraordinary.

The style of Afro Celotto is unique and timeless. He literally ‘paints in glass’ with an innate sense of composition that no other living glass artist can match.

His mastery of every aspect of hot blown glass is second nature. His ability to transform a simple flat layout of glass chunks and cane into a masterwork is extraordinary.

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'Reticulum', - Murano Glass, Afro Celotto - Banned In America!

Afro created this series at the height of his initial fame. But since 2011, Afro has been "Banned In America!"

After many visits to the US, Afro quickly created a series of pieces for an opportunity in 2011 in California. Then, it was Afro's practice to stamp pieces with his signature while they were still hot. However, he often didn't sign them until they went on display.

In 2011, Afro planned several showings in the US and produced a new series of pieces. In a hurry, his studio, AGS Srl, duly packed and shipped these pieces before they were signed. When he found out, Afro planned to sign them when he arrived in the US.

However, it was not to be. This time, due to language difficulties and an enthusiastic US Immigration officer, the United States BANNED Afro when he attempted to enter - a ban which still stands.

Fortunately, almost a decade later, we still have a series of amazing work stranded here in the US. There is no question Afro produced the pieces. Anyone familiar with his work can see it. Afro has produced COAs and has even posed with a photo of his own pieces to demonstrate their authenticity.

This is a great opportunity for Afro fans. These pieces are now offered for sale at fabulous prices!


Authentic Hotblown Glass Sculpture"Thunder" by Afro Celotto
Authentic Hotblown Glass Sculpture"Controlla" by Afro Celotto
Authentic Hotblown Glass Sculpture"Calipso" by Afro Celotto
Authentic Hotblown Glass Sculpture"Ammolite Series #8" by Afro Celotto
Authentic Hotblown Glass Sculpture"Lungo" by Afro Celotto
Authentic Hotblown Glass Sculpture"Afonico" by Afro Celotto
Authentic Hotblown Glass Sculpture"Breccia" by Afro Celotto
Authentic Hotblown Glass Sculpture"Venizia" by Afro Celotto
Authentic Hotblown Glass Sculpture"Centriole" by Afro Celotto
Authentic Hotblown Glass Sculpture"Square" by Afro Celotto
Authentic Hotblown Glass Sculpture"Isotta" by Afro Celotto
Authentic Hotblown Glass Sculpture"Laguna" by Afro Celotto
Authentic Hotblown Glass Sculpture"Constanti" by Afro Celotto
Authentic Hotblown Glass Sculpture"Thunder" by Afro Celotto
Authentic Hotblown Glass Sculpture"Spyros" by Afro Celotto
Authentic Hotblown Glass Sculpture"Giro" by Afro Celotto
Authentic Hotblown Glass Sculpture"Leo" by Afro Celotto
Authentic Hotblown Glass Sculpture"Quieto" by Afro Celotto
Authentic Hotblown Glass Sculpture"Onda" by Afro Celotto
Authentic Hotblown Glass Sculpture"Tucano" by Afro Celotto
Authentic Hotblown Glass Sculpture"Lacerta" by Afro Celotto
Authentic Hotblown Glass Sculpture"Meridio" by Afro Celotto
Authentic Hotblown Glass Sculpture"Reticulum" by Afro Celotto
Authentic Hotblown Glass Sculpture"Sereno" by Afro Celotto
Authentic Hotblown Glass Sculpture"Cassiopea" by Afro Celotto
Murano Glass Sculpture "Nek" by Afro Celotto
Authentic Hotblown Glass Sculpture"Simbiosi" by Afro Celotto
Authentic Hotblown Glass Sculpture"Chicca" by Afro Celotto
Authentic Hotblown Glass Sculpture"Sorveglio" by Afro Celotto
Authentic Hotblown Glass Sculpture"Santa Clara" by Afro Celotto
Authentic Hotblown Glass Sculpture"Unione" by Afro Celotto
Authentic Hotblown Glass Sculpture"Storto" by Afro Celotto
Authentic Hotblown Glass Sculpture"Orion" by Afro Celotto
Authentic Hotblown Glass Sculpture"Vela d'Autunno" by Afro Celotto
Authentic Hotblown Glass Sculpture"Teolo" by Afro Celotto
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Master Afro Celotto was born in Venice, on Burano island, on August 24, 1963. Burano is quite colorful, quiet and peaceful. Local fishermen have always sported brightly painted homes that can be seen far from sea. You can see the colors of Burano in breadth and intensity of Afro’s palette

Celotto started working with glass when he was only 14 years old, apprenticing with the legendary Lino Tagliapietra. During his 12 years as first assistant to Lino, Afro had the opportunity to learn from an amazing artist in his prime.

Since these early years Afro has produced an incredible range of glass sculpture. and artistic expression. He is recognized for his technical mastery of traditional techniques such as work with murrine, filigrana and reticello. However, his artistic expression has continued to develop and expand, with amazing results.

After many years at “Effetre International”, Afro took his skills to “La Murrina” as First Master. Later, Afro returned to “Effetre International” after being asked to replace Tagliapietra.

In 2000, Afro opened his own studio where he started creating brand new art pieces following his own inspiration and establishing his own style.

By 2004 his work was well known and requested by collectors and galleries worldwide. He collaborated with Master Pino Signoretto, famous for sculptures in “heavy glass” and his work wth Dale Chihuly.

Afro now works independently and continues to develop new forms and new expressions with mastery of virtually every hot glass technique. He is truly one of the greatest living glass masters!

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