"My work is really about color," says Lucy. "I spend a lot of my life thinking about color combinations and circles, squares and triangles. It's like being in kindergarten again."
Lucy Bergamini of Weston, Vermont studied at the California College of Arts and Crafts. For over sixteen years, along with the artists who assist her at the Vitriesse Glass Studio, she has been developing an intricate glass bead-making process used as the basis for her line of jewelry. Today her work is shown in galleries, museums and permanent collections all over the world.
Lucy is influenced by artists such as Pablo Picasso, Vasily Kandinsky and Paul Kleé, but her work primarily comes from personal inspiration. The process of making the beads requires a great deal of hand work in the studio. The result of Lucy's hard work is a line of luminous and shimmering wearable works of art.
Bergamini's blown forms are fluid, sculptural and timeless. Her latticino vessels are an intricate process of blowing, pulling and twisting glass rods or canes with multiple colors entwined around each other. The canes are then joined and shaped into their desired form resulting in exquisite depth and luminescence.
Lucy Bergamini has taken glass blowing to new heights with her innovative process. She is honored, by having her work in the Cooper-Hewitt Museum’s permanent collection, in addition to others.