The glass sculpture Controlla by Afro Celotto is relentlessly modern. The palette is striking, and the interwoven patterns create a dazzling interplay.
Handblown from Murano glass Celotto’s ‘Controlla’ is imported from Venice, Italy.
Biography – Italian, b. 1963, Burano, Venice, Italy, based in Murano, Venice, Italy
About Afro Celotto
Master Afro Celotto was born in Venice, on the quiet, peaceful, but very colorful island of Burano.
First, Celotto began at 14, working with the legendary Lino Tagliapietra. Then, he replaced Lino upon his departure at Effetre 12 years later.
Independently, Afro founded his studio, Polychromy, in the 1990s. Next, he partnered with leading gallery owner Nicola Foccardi to establish Artist’s Glass Studios. He continues at AGS as the shop’s master.
Of course, we recognize him for his technical mastery. In the glass sculpture ‘Controlla’ Afro Celotto uses traditional techniques in unique, modern ways. These include murrine, filigrana, and reticello in virtually every form.
Since these early years, Afro has continued to extend his artistic range. Now, he consistently shows an incredible range of glass sculpture and creative expression.