David, an accomplished glass blower, has continued learning through intense workshops, conventions, traveling artisans, private study and directly from the masters themselves including Martin Janecky, Ross Richmond, Afro Celotto of Italy and Kenji Ito of Japan.
It is through his continuous studies, the building of relationships with artists, the exploration of design, the growth and development of his team, the creation of his art and the presentation of that art to the public that Gappa strives to serve others. It seems that the closer he comes to achieving this calling, the more there is to accomplish.
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15.5″H x 10.5″W x 4″D
Hand Blown Glass Vase
This vessel is made with filigrana murrini, a technique that employs glass rods of different color that are fused together with clear glass and then stretched. Once stretched, it is cut into small tiles. The tiles are then pieced together like a puzzle to crate the pattern for the vase. A ball of hot glass is rolled over the patterned tiles and from there the vase is blown and shaped. One can look through the “holes” in this piece to the other side of the vase. The overall visual impact is stunning, making this vase an ideal centerpiece for any room.
26.5 H x 9 W X 8” D
This is one creation in the Reliquia series of glass sculptures. Reliquia is translated to English as an object surviving from an earlier time, especially one of historical or sentimental interest.