Posted 8 years ago
Josef Marcolin was invited to Sweden in 1954 to give new impulse to their glass industry. In 1961 he started his own atelier in Ronneby, Sweden - together with his brother Benito Marcolin. This enterprise continued until 1991 when he retired. His collection is now produced in Italy by ColleVilca.
"The Credo of Josef Marcolin:
Genuine hand-sculptured art crystal = the result of love and sweat,
Raw material = fascinating molten crystal (1200° C)
Qualities: In the liquid state = glowing, flowing, living
In the solid state = man's copy of nature's most intricate piece of art - the diamond.
Since the dawn of Man, the human hand, nature's most elaborate instrument, has imposed its will upon the forms and forces of nature. Yet in no field has it been more successful in achieving and ever surpassing its desire to create beauty than in the field of shaping art crystal. The hand has learned to master and form the glowing, living matter through inspiration, muscular power, the sensitivity of the fingertips, with simple tools, all in the few seconds preceeding solidification. The hands have learned to give to the material a symbolic expression of its own life and motion, to be frozen there forever."
I like furnace decorated glass.
The form is elegant and precise.
It came from the Salvo's five weeks ago
There is an interesting video of one of Marcolin's students creating a cat sculpture on youtube:
This yacht also comes in a two-toned coloured version.
It is signed on the bottom Marcolin Sweden B638.72.
Height 22 cm / 9 inches
Length 21 cm / 8.9 inches