Gumps Swirling

Afro Celotto "Riscontro". Renowned glass master creates artworks that blend centuries-old methods with a bold, contemporary vision. To create this piece's vibrant, swirling design, he twists together canes of colored glass, then slices and fuses them to create a grid pattern. Next, he blows and shapes the vessel's asymmetrical shape by hand, and etches deep grooves, or inciso, into portions of the surface with a diamond wheel.