Gianluca Vidal was born in Venice on July 1, 1976. At the age of 14, he started to work with glass at the Studio Vetreria DP, on the Island of Murano. Here he studied under the Glass Maestro Imperio Rossi. After two years he decided to move to the studio of Effetre International. As the youngest glass worker in the studio and under the tutelage of the masters at Effetre, Gianluca began to learn the most difficult glass techniques and his talent as a glass maker began to emerge (as seen in these images of Energico 05 below).
Gianluca has worked over the years with many of the most important Glass Maestros on Murano; men like Afro Celotto, Silvano Molin,Luciano Pavanello,Giancarlo Tagliapietra and Dino Vio.It is in this period that his colleagues givehim the nickname “Crema”, due to his natural ability to gracefully shape glassas a “cream”.
In 2000,while working at the Artistic Glass Factory Schiavon,he again has the opportunity to work with the great Maestro Afro Celotto, with whom he had also known at Effetre. One year later, after learning the techniques of filigrana, mosaics and tessere murrines, he decides to open a new studio with Afro Celotto and CarloTagliapietra. In 2009, when Afro Celotto left the studio, it gave Gianluca the chance to express his own talents and energy in his new collections.
Today Gianluca owns his own glass studio on Murano where each day he is creating new pieces. You can see his available works on his artist page of the gallery website.