Covet Foundation had the pleasure to interview the wonderful Vanessa Cavallaro, an Italian master artisan, one of the best in the world in the art of Glass Engraving.
This year, Vanessa celebrates the 25 anniversary of her brilliant career and she believes we all have an important mission to accomplish: to raise the awareness about marvelous handcrafted art pieces, sometimes unknown.
“I hope to convey my enthusiasm to young artists”, declares Vanessa, proud of being a part of this community of master artisans that try their best to share their knowledge about the finest craftsmanship with the new generations and that want to protect these endangered ancient arts.
Glass engraving is her passion and her creations are almost like a part of herself. Recently, Vanessa was dedicated to a four hands job in collaboration with the outstanding Simone Crestani.
She was kind enough to answer our curious and fascinated questions:
First Question – What is the art piece you are most proud of from all the ones you created so far? Why?
Vanessa told us that “the work [she cares] about the most is a vase engraved in the 90s for a customer.” It was made of blown transparent glass created in the furnace of Barovier & Toso. In it she engraved the four seasons of Arcimboldo.
It is undoubtfully an art piece full of the most precious details, a treat to the eye of the admirer.
Last Question – Your new work in collaboration with Crestani seems wonderful! Could you, please, tell us what were the concepts for it, what inspired you and what tecniques did you use?
Vanessa explained she and Simone Crestani are enchanted by nature, so natural forms are their inspiration. They tried to recreate the organic beauty of trees using Murano glass.
“Sometimes my work takes me to other areas”, she admits. She is even quoted in italian books, like the “G Factor” by the journalist Poletti from Sole 24 Ore.
Nevertheless, Vanessa is always open to new challenges. We can’t wait to have a chance to admire her future projects.
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