Simone Crestani’s contemporary glass sculptures are inspired by natural forms and repurposing them through a decorative key that preserves the elegance and poetry. Simone grew up near Venice which is the capital of the glass world, this explains his love for glass from a young age.
As an apprentice in Lunardon’s workshop, Crestani received a strong foundation in the techniques of manipulation. He spent years experimenting and researching new techniques with an emphasis on flame-working. As Crestani’s confidence in his skills grew, so did his passion.
There is no real reason why I chose glass, may be glass picked me. I have been so lucky to have fallen in love with it when I was young and to learn well its secrets. Having indeed the control of technique allowed me to use it as medium to develop my thoughts.
via: Simone Crestani