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I started when I was very young. I was only fifteen when I first entered the glassworks of master artisan Massimo Lunardon, where the red-hot glass immediately mesmerised me. Shortly after, I started my apprenticeship as a glassblower, and it was love at first sight. In 2010, I opened my own studio, the “Atelier Crestani”, where I continue to develop my creations.
Although not from a technical point of view, I believe that the person who influenced my career and marked my future was Milanese gallery owner Jean Blanchaert: he was the first to believe in me and to stimulate me to follow this path.
I usually take inspiration from the natural world, reinventing and translating these themes according to my aesthetic taste.
I was only fifteen when I first entered the glassworks of master artisan Massimo Lunardon, where the red-hot glass immediately mesmerised me.
I usually take inspiration from the natural world, reinventing and translating these themes according to my aesthetic taste, always making sure that I maintain the pure and elegant style that characterises me.
This is not something I think about when I’m creating. I just follow my taste, and the result comes naturally.
I usually sell abroad, especially in the United States. My work is mainly used in interior design projects.
I’m working on an important solo exhibition that will be held in Bologna next September, where I will present some of my latest works. In addition, the year 2017 will be full of events, with exhibitions in other famous locations, such as the Saatchi Gallery in London and the Museum of the Basilica Palladiana in Vicenza.
The most critical aspect, especially in Italy, is to give the right value to the world of artistic crafts. I believe that much is being done, and I hope that this very important aspect of our cultural heritage will be given new life.
Laura Inghirami, journalist and advisor specialized in the jewelry sector, and Founder of Donna Jewel, interviewed, for the Cologni Foundation, the Master artisans who have been awarded as “MAM – Master of Arts and Crafts”, in the category: Jewelry - Silversmithing – Goldsmithing.