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.

Jewels Detail

SZV collections are made of mouthblown Murano glass. Shape and size of each glass bead originates from few gestures, the lowest use of tools, and no mould. The images of the creations found in the website are usually similar to the original pieces. A slight fault or variation in measure or colour of the glass parts are the distinguishing marks of handwork.
The single blown glass elements of necklaces, pendants and earrings are thin enough to make even big accessories lighter; whereas a 4-5 mm thickness of bracelets and rings makes them shock-resistant.

SZV creations are designed to be comfortable and easy to wear. In order to avoid unpleasant incidents and drops while wearing a piece of jewellery, SVZ recommends to fasten the clap at your front as in the picture below, so that the necklace will be safely fastened.