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Pink and White Candle Holder by Julio Santos

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.

Pink and White Candle Holder by Julio Santos.
Pink and White Candle Holder by Julio Santos.

Bubbles Paperweight by Julio Santos

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.

 

Bubbles Paperweight by Julio Santos
Bubbles Paperweight by Julio Santos

Blue and Cream Bowl by Julio Santos

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.

Blue and Cream Bowl by Julio Santos
Blue and Cream Bowl by Julio Santos

Goblet by Julio Santos

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.

Goblet by Julio Santos
Goblet by Julio Santos