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“Stalasso Chandelier” 

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What is more breathtaking than the emanating natural qualities of stalactites you ask?  That is the creation of David Gappa’s “Stalasso Chandelier,” for a one of a kind private residence located in Fort Worth, Texas.  The carefully manipulated and organic elements of molten glass, combined with the dynamic statements of texture, along with the spectrum of iridized opalescence, bring the “Stalasso Chandelier” to the forefront of this space.

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“The Crossing”

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“The Crossing” exhibits the majestic beauty of the Sea Turtle in the vast space of its natural environment; the ocean.

Not only do you experience a uniquely and inspirational take on their aquatic environment, but you have the opportunity to see three, hand blown, sculpted and carved sea turtles gliding across the reflective waves of light along the ocean floor. The majesty of the open water emanates from behind the Sea Turtles to bring forth the iridized, sea urchins. There is a power of calmness that exudes from this installation and brings these immense, ocean water dwellers to life.

 

 

“Introspection” Presented in the Top 100! CODAawards 2019

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“Introspection” selected by the 2019 CODAawards jury as one of the Top 100. CODA looked for the best design projects that demonstrated the most successful integration of commissioned art into an interior, architectural, or public space.

CODA: Collaboration of Design + Art

Overview

The Neuron installation is approximately 60ft x 40ft x 8ft. Each of the 175 handblown glass spires is approximately 5′-6″ long and connected to a brushed stainless steel structure with DMX programmable LED lights within. Above the 175 glass spires are 1,050 glass spheres suspended from a lattice work of stainless steel.

Goals

“Introspection” is a visible interpretation of an often hidden process in our bodies: the communication of nerves. Designed to capture the essence of thought as it pulsates through a field of synapses, this piece artistically translates the catalytic movement of energy as it transfers through our creative minds.

Process

My group consisted of three primary teams. The Gappa Glass glassblowing team, Matt with MP Custom Steel Fabrication and Gemini Lighting.
Location: Center for BrainHealth Dallas, Texas
Introspection Submitted by, David Gappa


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Vetro Supporting the Wounded Warriors

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Vetro Glassblowing Studio & Fine Art Gallery today announces that during 2019, we will be supporting the United States Veterans by offering glassblowing classes through the Wounded WarriorProject Program.

 

The Wounded Warrior Project is designed to offer unique opportunities for companies to take action and step up for these men and women through supporting the Wounded Warriors mission, “The mission of Wounded Warrior Project® (WWP) is to honor and empower Wounded Warriors. Our vision is to foster the most successful, well-adjusted generation of wounded service members in our nation’s history.”  Vetro offers these warriors a unique opportunity to learn the art of glassblowing. Event participants can help create a unique, one-of-a-kind piece of art glass and have a one-of-a-kind experience that is interactive, challenging and mind freeing; perfect for our warriors.

 

 

Every step we take will empower wounded warriors as they take on their next mission.

 

Great Teams Working Together to Accomplish Fiery Results!

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Vetro provides the Top Six reasons for Team Building!

1. Communication: 2400 degrees of molten glass; Communication is Key!
2. Creativity: Mix colors to produce endless color options.
3. Celebration: Think…Perfect party with an exciting agenda!!!
4. Connection: Step away from work, and into an environment  of “warmth.”
5. Collaboration: Display your personal glass artwork you and your partner created under extreme pressure.
6. Competition: In our famous, “Bubble Blowing Contest,” two peoplewill compete head to head for some fun bragging rights! Who will blow the biggest bubble?

Party Goers 

All group sizes!

Private studio access!

Live glassblowing demonstrations! 

Hands-on opportunities! 

Ignite your creativity! 

Contact Vetro Today to Book Your Hot Glass Event! 

Angel Sculpture by David Gappa

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David Gappa Glass Artist with a passion for sculpture!

David Gappa is always looking for innovative inspiration to create new artwork. Whether it is sculptures, vases, rondels, custom lighting or any other creative design projects, let David Gappa create breathtaking works of art for you!

“The creation of each hot sculpted piece is a journey as I strive to trust the path the glass chooses for me… a trail of color, function, and form. I have found that the passion of my life is working with the shifting energies of molten glass into its final stages of artistic completion.” David Gappa’s Fine Art Glass Angel Sculpture, is a perfect example of how he continually showcases his talents!

Let David Gappa creatively create an exquisite work of art for you!

 

Awakening Sculpture by David Gappa

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“The creation of each hot sculpted piece is a journey as I strive to trust the path the glass chooses for me… a trail of color, function, and form. I have found that the passion of my life is working with the shifting energies of molten glass into its final stages of artistic completion.” David Gappa’s Fine Art Glass Sculpture, Awakening, is a perfect example of how he continually showcases his talents!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

South Carolina Chandelier

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“I have found that the passion of my life is working with the shifting energies of molten glass into its final stages of artistic completion. I choose glass as an artistic medium for many reasons: the complexity of color and light; the classic beauty of glass; the challenging mental and physical discipline required; and the poetic and seductive nature of molten glass. The creation of each piece is a journey as I strive to trust in the path the glass chooses for me…a trail of color, form, and function.”

David Gappa’s illuminating Fine Art Glass Chandelier is a perfect example of how he continually is showcasing his talents in homes all across the US.  Take a peek at this time-lapse video of David Gappa and his team in South Carolina installing this amazing glass chandelier! 

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