In September 2015 I began my glass journey in Murano, Italy,at the renowned Berengo Studio.
Before that – in early 2015 - I was, together withChristiane Frommelt, creating new unica pieces for a solo exhibition to be heldin the La Tuor Museum in Samedan, Switzerland. During the process I came torealize that I needed more awareness and tactile skills in glass. Therefore Idecided to contact selected glass studios around Europe with the mission oflearning new techniques, earn new skill sets and broadening my knowledge.
I was fortunate to getaccepted at Berengo Studio that I personally knew for their collaborations withinternationally established artists, and in September of 2015 I moved to Venicewhere I started working with Maestro Andrea Salvagno and Roberto Mavaracchio.On several occasions I switched team and had the pleasure of also working with MaestroSilvano Signoretto and Marco Signoretto.
As anyone who starts to work in anew studio feels there is a lot to learn, so did I; September was a highlyintense month. I had to learn multiple unfamiliar ways of working around theglass and was presented to new tools and their unique way of being mastered,such as the “Muffola” (garage). In addition, I assisted the Maestro producingsculptural work for artist Tony Cragg from Britain and Spanish artist Juan Garcia Ripolles.
Berengo Studio is known for working with artist whoare not normally familiar with the use of glass as a material in theirrespective careers in fine art. The founder of Berengo Studio – Adriano Berengo– set out on a mission in the late 1980s, with the opening of the studio on1989, to spread the fascination and countless possibilities in using glass asmedium for contemporary art. He succeeded in a manor, that Berengo Studio hasnow hosted more than 200 artist who have – as I – all seen the infinitepotential glass possess.