Period & Style
Watch as Cesare Toffolo demonstrates for his class, Flameworking in the Venetian Style, in which students will learn traditional approaches for creating Venetian-style goblets, using borosilicate glass and a variety of techniques, including color application, filigree, gold leaf, incalmo, air trapped bubbles, and hot assembly.
Cesare Toffolo was born in Venice in 1961 and comes from a family of well-known master glassmakers in Murano. At the age of fourteen he started working in his father's studio where he learned the fundamentals of lampworking. With his inventive spirit and his own avant-garde technique, Toffolo creates artistic glass of rare beauty, many of which are internationally exhibited in Museums and Galleries.
Since 1991 he has been invited to hold courses in premier international glass schools.
Toffolo is currently one of the greatest exponents of the glass art worldwide. His glass studio and gallery are located on the Murano street fondamenta dei vetrai, in an old palace of 14th where, with his sons Emanuel and Elia, a long history of glassmakers tradition goes on.