Michela Cattai Bocciolo, 2018
Free hand blown Murano glass vase
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Bocciolo is a tribute to nature and the spring period where life sprouts again.
Free hand blown Murano glass Made in Italy
Graduated in Painting at the Accademia di Belle Arti in Venice with Fabrizio Plessi, she starts her research on glass attending the Design course held by Ennio Chiggio, thanks to whom she understands the meaning of semantic and semiotic in the context of Italian design.
Still bounded to Venice, she decides to deepen the study on glass inside the furnace, experiencing herself the Murano blown glass practice. Learnt the old renaissance techniques and the glass history of the XX century, Michela Cattai develops the process and through a careful study on color and shape, she realizes abstract artworks that have wrinkled models and different colors shading.
Her creativity takes her to a continuos study and experimentation, which leads her to create contemporary artworks that summarize her history and her identity. The most recent result of her research with ‘Linfa’ series shows the dialogue between glass and recycled materials, through which the artist not only goes far from the classical rules of working glass but also reflects her desire to draw the public’s attention to the global and very contemporary topic of sustainability.
Michela Cattai’s artworks are presented in international exhibitions and fairs and are part of private and public collections. In 2019 she had two solo shows, one in May in Japan, at the Italian Institute of Culture in Tokyo with the patronage of the Italian Embassy in Japan. The other one took place in September in Venice at Palazzo Loredan, with the collections ‘Acqua’ and ‘Contrasto’, made by Venini masters glassmakers. In October 2019 the artist presented the movie ‘Incontri Metropolitani’ during the seventh edition of MDFF-Milano Design Film Festival in Milano, a film festival dedicated to design practice.