In beautiful pink and white this candle holder takes a tea-light perfectly. Crafted by well known artist Julio Santos using age old techniques employed by the Venetian glass blowers for centuries to create a lattice effect by using thin white threads over the clear or transparent glass then twisting the molten glass to achieve this. The technique is called Latticino for obvious reasons.
A small perfume bottle crafted by the renown glass artist Julio Santos of New South Wales. The flask shaped bottle has a mottling of coloured chips to the entire body with a red streak that looks like a lava flow from a crack in the earth. This vessel has a metallic iridising that shimmers with the light giving it a very organic look.
The bubbles design in this platter is repeated in several of Julio Santos work giving his pieces the look of ice frozen on a lake in the winter and this platter is no exception. A closer look will show the clarity of the class as well as giving a better view of the network of bubbles plus you can just make out the stamp with his signature.
This paperweight sparkles in the light with it’s mass of bubbles trapped within the crystal clear glass giving it a foamy jewel like quality. Almost the entire piece filled with a myriad of varying sized bubbles trapped under a thin surface. Crafted by well known artist Julio Santos it is a part of a series of artworks in this style.
One of the more stunning pieces of contemporary art glass that I have seen for a long time is this blue and creamy yellow bowl with a tribal style design. It is no less than spectacular especially where the sunlight has the opportunity to stream through showing off the pattern from both without and within. Crafted by the master glass blower Julio Santos who’s work is available in numerous galleries around Australia it is certainly a credit to his ability.
This goblet was created by Julio Santos and hand painted by Peter Lupinski using china paints and fired to set the colour onto the glass. Blown with a profusion of bubbles then was sand blasted to give a soft matt finish next it was painted. Finally fired to low temperature to set the paint to retain the matt finish. Had the glass been taken to a higher temperature it would have been fire polished giving a gloss finish.