Starting the backyard of my parents home in 1964 , I built a small glass furnace, along with a pottery furnace and began a life long exploration into the glass movement.
At first just simply trying to control the glass, then moving along to try and actually make utilitarian objects. I spent years making stemware, vases, and craft related items to sell at local markets, but it wasn't until I attended a workshop with the now famous Lino Tagliapietra, glass master from Italy, that I opened up the possibility to create anything I wanted. The skills that I had learned making stemware were now valuable to me to create custom work and on to become a master glass worker myself.
I use the glass blowing technique that is traditionally Italian and work at the "bench" blowing the glass with a stainless steel blow pipe.
I have spent my life blowing by myself and learned this technique on my own. I continue to work alone and although it presents some limitations, I have figured out ways to combine my work to get beyond those limitations.
I now spend most of my time creating Lighting products, custom glass ceilings, wall art and sculpture. I have always used re cycle glass as my basic product and now have even invented a line of recycled-recycled product using my retired blown glass into a new fused and slumped line called "Adventures in Paradise" glass mosaics. I break up the glass and lay it out randomly, fuse it so that it is one piece again, and then when cooled, reheat it into a shape, mostly a dome lamp or wall pieces, back splashes and on.
Five top Selling points of Strini Art Glass
1. Hand made by myself with out any assistance.
2. 100% Green company using recycled glass and recycling my own glass into new works.
3. I do Custom “work” for clients and specialize in Lighting, glass ceilings, and sculpture.
4. Have passionately worked in glass since the start of the Home Studio Glass Movement of the 60”s 53 years.
5. Now incorporating Blowing, Fusing, and Slumping into my 2 d and 3 dimensional work .
I currently use the web to advertize and show at the Maui Crafts Guild to reach my audience. Please visit. www.striniartglasscustomlighting.com
I specialize in "Custom work", and will work with either the designer or the client themselves to achieve the magic of Strini Art Glass Custom Lighting.