Win Glassworking Tools in Memory of Elio Quarisa

Remembering Elio Quarisa

Elio Quarisa and Roberto Dona

Maestro Elio Quarisa worked for years at the finest glass factories in Murano. In his "retirement," he taught glass at schools throughout the world. A well-loved instructor at The Studio, Elio inspired hundreds of artists through his works and instruction. After his death in 2010, a scholarship fund was created by Elio's friends and students to support furnace glassworkers who shared his passion for Venetian glassblowing.

In Elio's memory, Roberto Donà, proprieter of Carlo Donà, maker of fine Venetian glassworking tools and important friend of Elio, has generously donated a set of 14 tools to The Studio to be presented to an artist who learned from, or was inspired by, Elio. These tools will help an artist continue Elio's tradition of Venetian glassblowing.

Those interested in participating may submit one entry with their personal information, a statement about how they were influenced by Elio (either in person or by his work), and up to three images of their own work. The images and statements may be added to this page below. The deadline for submissions is December 1st. Submissions will be reviewed shortly thereafter and the tools will be presented to the chosen winner.

Special thanks to Roberto Donà for making and donating these tools in Elio's memory.

Entry to the contest is now closed. Some submissions are featured below.

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