The Glowing Glass of Bruno Amadi

Bruno Amadi

Description

Bruno Amadi has been shaping wonderful natural forms by lamp with extraordinary skill for forty-three years in his shop in Calle dei Saoneri, San Polo. Starfish, anchovies, whitebait,lizards, frogs, butterflies, mushrooms, beans, peas, holly, snails, very light spiders, dragonflies and ants are all brought to life from the coloured glass canes. Born in Burano, Amadi moved with his family when a child to Murano, where his father worked at a glassworks. He and his five brothers learnt to ‘handle glass’ from their father, but only he continued, expressing a real passion for this art. Starting at a glassworks at the age of eleven, he worked for Salviati, Mazzega and Barbini, and also attended Anzolo Fuga’s design courses at the Abate Zanetti glassmakers school. His inspiration is drawn from careful observation of nature, assisted byphotographs and drawings, which he combines with technical expertise, the careful composition of colours and a passion that, he emphasises, continues to stimulate his work.

Image captions

Images Courtesy of: Carlo Morucchio

1. Bruno Amadi, Schia.
2. Bruno Amadi, Alici.
3. Bruno Amadi, Alici (dettaglio).
4. Bruno Amadi, Legumi.

Hours
Time: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Saturday 5th September

    N/A

  • Sunday 6th September

    N/A

  • Monday 7th September

    10:00 am - 5:00 pm

  • Tuesday 8th September

    10:00 am - 5:00 pm

  • Wednesday 9th September

    10:00 am - 5:00 pm

  • Thursday 10th September

    10:00 am - 5:00 pm

  • Friday 11th September

    10:00 am - 5:00 pm

  • Saturday 12th September

    10:00 am - 5:00 pm

  • Sunday 13th September

    10:00 am - 5:00 pm

  • June 18, 2021 4:52 am local time

Languages Spoken
English, Italian
Type of Venue
Commercial Gallery / Shop