From Bead to Sculpture with Lucio Bubacco and Diego Botticin
Learn from two of Murano's flameworking masters. Together, these artists will form bas-relief figurative sculptures inspired by mythological themes, formed hot upon a decorated glass bead or ring created to serve as the architecture, or backdrop, for the figurative rendering. Learn about traditional techniques for bead and jewelry forming as well as figurative sculpture at the torch. Prerequisite: Intermediate flameworking skills About the Artists Born in 1957, Lucio Bubacco began playing with glass as a boy, making small animals and beads. At 15 he received his artisan's license and began flameworking. His fascination with anatomy lured him beyond the perceived technical limits of the craft. In 1980, Bubacco began to study anatomical drawing with the Venetian artist Alessandro Rossi, after which his style took on a new dimension in which the movement of the figure became the central theme of his work. Diego Bottacin was born in 1971 and graduated from the Liceo Artistico in Venice. In 2002 he began working at the glass torch and soon opened his own shop on Murano where he specializes in custom glass beads, rings and jewelry designs. In 2004, Bottacin began assisting Lucio Bubacco and the two artists have become friends and collaborators. Botticin has worked and taught extensively in Europe, the U.S. and Asia.
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