Andrew Backhaus

Andrew has always been fascinated by the combination of hot glass and cold working fire and water.

in recent years he has concentrated on Battuto, which precisely embraces both work processes and allows him to immortalize the beautiful patterns and shapes he sees when sunlight hits the surface of the sea outside the workshop window.

Battuto is an ancient and time-consuming Italian technique where glass is made first in a hot workshop and then very carefully ground in a cold one.

It was renewed and made relevant by the renowned architect and glass artist Carlo Scarpa in the 20th  century