Vessels

The vessel goes to the essential heart of our work. It's that most serene place where we may repose and gaze out at the world. And at the same time it's the place where we make the most cutting edge experiments in what we do.

Since 1994 we have been combining Italian cold-worked cutting techniques with Swedish blown glass color underlay and overlay. Originally inspired by Carlo Scarpa's work with Venini in the 1930s and 40s, we have taken "battuto" where - to the best of our knowledge - no one else has gone. Cutting through the thin layers of color, revealing the colors underneath, weaving pattern and color on the one hand, form and texture on the other, the vessel becomes for us a laboratory for new combinations in color and subtleties of form. It may reflect images found elsewhere in the world, in walls, in fields, in the bark of a tree, in a river flowing downstream at twilight. Or perhaps nothing at all - pure abstraction of geometry and color.

A famous artist has said, "I have no favorite color, I have come to love them all". It's tempting to agree, albeit not entirely! We remain dedicated to the simplicity of shape and line, a clean, crisp form gleaming.