‘Constanti I’ – Murano Glass, Afro Celotto
Afro Celotto is one of the greatest living glass blowers on Murano. He is a master of virtually every technique. He works in every possible form. However, as a Venetian, aquatic motifs are common in Afro’s work.
Celotto’s palette is distinctive. It is one of the elements that brings cohesion to decades of work and hundreds of pieces. More importantly, Afro has a highly developed sense of composition. He has a unique ability to translate flat layouts of cane and murrini into gorgeous final pieces.
Using series of well-executed transformations, Afro turns these bits and pieces into stunning compositions. In fact, it is almost as if Afro paints in glass!
Biography – Italian, b. 1963, Burano, Venice, Italy, based in Murano, Venice, Italy
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