TREE OF LIFE - 2 pcs by TIOZZO SERGIO
This series of 2 miniatures features an extraordinary representation of a tree, composed by a murrine mosaic. The murrina glass canes that compose this mosaic are completely different from each other: opaque and transparent elements join to define its unique, unrepeatable foliage.
The details are spectacular: the vertical cane that makes up the trunk, the two daisies on either side of the roots and the green grass in which it is planted. The frame surrounding each tiny tree is made by monochrome murrine, either opaque or transparent: these seven dishes are truly seven tiny masterpieces.
The Tree of Life represents, in Kabbalah tradition, the laws of the Universe. Its description is a sort of cosmogony of kabbalistic mystique. According to other religious traditions, the Tree of Life is the tree that was placed in the Garden of Eden, beside the Tree of Knowledge of Good and Evil, as a symbol of Paradise.
VETRERIA TIOZZO SERGIO
The Company, founded by Sergio Tiozzo, has been handed over to his son Claudio.
Claudio Tiozzo started working in the family workshop from a very young age, where he learned all the secrets of the Murrina technique. According to Murano tradition, he apprenticed for a while in the biggest furnaces of the island: Barovier & Toso, Venini and Aureliano Toso.
Starting in 1989, he has been directing the family furnace. The primary objective of his company is to create fine quality objects using one of the most ancient glass-making processes: the "murrina".
This kind of manufacture requires a very delicate and meticulous process that only expert hands can perform correctly. Beside this traditional production, Claudio Tiozzo is fond of experimenting with glass in its infinite forms: the results of this additional collection are spectacular, one example among all are his chandeliers made of "cotisso" glass.