Vezzini & Chen’s work is defined by the artful marriage of hand carved ceramics and blown glass.
London based studio duo’s collections tread a fine line between functional and conceptual aspects creating sculptural hand crafted lighting. Cristina Vezzini specialises in hand crafted ceramics and Stan Chen is an accomplished glassblower. The artistic partnership brings together their two disciplines, materials and styles creating unified compositions.
Their work is led by skill and attention to detail within their disciplines, the quality and craftsmanship being paramount. Every piece is hand crafted realizing final compositions that are entirely unique each time.
The artists’ personal fascinations shine through their work and use of form; geometry, texture and repetition within the ceramic, and glass fluid simplicity. Vezzini has been influenced by organic forms and microbiology, fascinated by the underlying structures and geometric shapes within nature. Seeds are another central theme, Vezzini having collected them on her travels for over 25 years, she is fascinated by both their forms and concept as containers of potential growth, organic information and personal memory. Chen’s focus is led by the material nature of glass and the process of glassblowing by hand. Working with glass in its molten state requires speed, rhythm and a respect for understanding its fluid nature and its material simplicity and grace.
Light plays a central role within the work and is diffused through the ceramic and glass, creating a rich interaction between the components, bringing the pieces to life.