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Murano glass artist Celotto still showing at American Art Company

Post by Rosemary Ponnekanti / The News Tribune on July 25, 2008 at 4:30 pm |
July 25, 2008 4:30 pm

Afro Celotto, “Fuoco.” Image courtesy American Art Company.

For one day only, the American Art Company is showing the work of glass artist Afro Celotto, from Murano, Italy. Tomorrow (Saturday) from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. his North American representative will be at AAC to show more than 30 pieces by the artist, who AAC has just begun to represent.

Here’s what owners Craig and Tammy Radford say in their press release:

Afro is from a small handful of artists that are considered the best in Murano and indeed the world. Afro apprenticed with the legendary Lino Tagliapietra and fulfilled the position of first assistant. After many years at “Effetre International”, Afro took his skills to “La Murrina” where he filled the position of “First Master”. Here he specialized in two of the oldest techniques: filigrana and murrhine. Four years later he would return to “Effetre International” after being asked to replace Lino Tagliapietra, who had moved to the United States to open his own studio.

You will find the work speaks of the years of experience accumulated by Afro and the selection will be absolutely stunning!

AAC is at 1126 Broadway, one block down from the Pantages. For more information: 253-272-4327 or www.americanartco.com.

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