The Designer

Caterina Zucchi

I'm a researcher of forms; my creations have always been distinguished by this research, even in the period when I was training, during my studies, stages or workshops.

What I've found in glass and the glass blowing technique is the ideal and proper means to push this personal research forward.

My artistic path concerns the attempt to let Murano glass jewels which are tied to the thousand-year-old history of decoration since forever, to have a new contemporaneity.

My interest in glass art started in 2000 and had consistently brought me on as a student at the Vetroricerca Glas & Modern Institute of Bolzano and the Abate Zanetti School of Glass of Murano where I spent one year as assistant graffer in a master glassworker atelier, until 2004, when I opened my studio in Leghorn. In May 2015, the Tuscan Region conferred me the title of Master Artisan.

Studiozero vetro is the laboratory where I design and create Murano glass jewels, either blown or not, which are entirely handmade.

Among the numerous glass-working techniques, I've chosen the blowpipe technique because it's based upon instant actions, and it requires precision and ability of gestures that make the glass even more versatile. This method allows improvisation to have much larger edges so I can better express my creativity.

Creativity is an urgency, a spontaneous gesture, a moment, a mood. I'm not in search of the perfect glass bead, but of an object that is in harmony with the environment surrounding it, coherent and close to my creative impulse.

For this very reason, Studiozero-vetro jewels are unique pieces of art. Similar to one another, but never the same.

Wearing a Studiozero-vetro jewel is living an experience.