Blu Kobalto (Claudia Apuzzo to the birth register) was born in Cesena, on 16 November 1979.
After graduating from an Art High School, she went on to study Art Conservation in Ravenna. She left these studies when she chanced upon Glass Fusion Art in 2001. After walking into a workshop in Cesena one day with the intention of buying a gift, she came out being offered an apprenticeship.
From 2001 to 2004, she worked for this company, where she learned the techniques of glass fusion in all its forms. In 2005, she started up her own company BLU KOBALTO, bringing to life a wealth of personal works from ornamental furnishings to design pieces, never giving up experimenting and searching for new techniques and material.
Not finding ornamental furnishings satisfying enough, she began to dedicate herself completely to design. The most complete example is the boutique hotel ‘RelaxandiA’, a lengthy project that began in 2005 and lasted three entire years.
Towards the end of 2006, an especially fecund collaboration sprang up after meeting the great artist Tonino Guerra, which brought to life numerous, original creations: Fanali di Tolstoj (Tolstoy lanterns) – Wall hangings in Murano glass - Mirror collages - L’albero di vetro (The glass tree) From 2006 to 2008 these artworks were exhibited at numerous exhibitions and events. Many were sold and some can be found at the Museum Il Mondo di Tonino Guerra (The world of Tonino Guerra), in Pennabilli, Italy.
Since the beginning of 2009, she has been dedicating herself to the creation of a new personal collection of Murano glass wall-hangings and sculptures, which are the result of aesthetic striving, but also of meticulous experimenting in new techniques.
Comment Wall (7 comments)
You need to be a member of Global Artists Network to add comments!
Join Global Artists Network
Happy new year! GBU
Joy This Holiday Seasson & Happy New Year-2010
I like your worka - the women's figure mostly.Ii learnt fused glass , but not so high-advanced.
have a creative week
International artists Network will be publishing an excellent catalogue in year 2010 which will include following excellent creative works from artists around the world.
1)Paintings in all media 2)Sculptures in all media 3) Graphic prints in all media
4) Installations and innovative new media 5) Photography 6) Any other visual art
One copy of catalogue will be sent to each selected / participating artist
Our previous catalogue in 2007 has become a collectors item and Korean art buyers had purchased more than 80 paintings by directly contacting artists from our catalogues which gave all contact detail of each artist.
Every artists’ full contact address will be printed on each page so that art buyers or art galleries may directly contact artists to buy their artworks or invite them for exhibition
It will be a four colour offset printed catalogue of approx.A4 size.
Artists will have to pay Rs.10000 ( USD 200 ) for one full page for the same.
This amount is only for entry into catalogues.
For participating in 10th Indian art exhibition in Jakarta in 2010 fee will be Rs.20000 per painting.( If selected) This exhibition in Jakarta is open only for Indian artists. Artists who are selected for exhibition and who pay a fee of Rs.20000 per artwork will be included in the catalogues without any additional fee which is Rs.10000 for artists who are just get selected for catalogues only
Only excellent creative works will be included in catalogues and no artist will be included in catalogues just because they are ready to pay the said contribution.
WHAT IS THIS CONTRIBUTION FOR?
Cost of printing a high quality catalogue will be substantial but the remaining amount will be utilized for promotion of artist for one full year on internet.
All artists will be promoted through internet for one full year to 20000 email addresses of Art galleries / Art buyers / Artists / art critics / artists and art lovers from all over the world , gathered over a period of last 5 years. Our website of International artists network will be utilized for the same.
Last date for sending entries will be 31st December 2009.
Please be a member here in a group specially created for those artists who want to send their entries for catalogues.
International artists Network