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Offline langhaugh

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Re: Flavio Poli "Corroso" Bowl (I Hope)
« Reply #10 on: September 28, 2007, 03:54:14 AM »
Charles:

I came across some information that may interest you in Rosa Barovier Mentasti's book on Fuga. In the technical section at the end, she defines "acid etching." "The technique uses hydrofluoric acid, the only acid that can corrode glass at room temperature, in a wide variety of mixtures that attack the glass more or less aggressively.... A variation of acid etching is the Venetian 'corroso' technique, characterized by a surface that is similar to ice, or craquele. The surface of the glass is covered irregularly with wax using a sponge. The object is then plunged into a tank full of sawdust soaked with a hydrofluoric acid compound."

My last post had it the wrong way around as corroso is a variation of acid etching.
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Re: Flavio Poli "Corroso" Bowl (I Hope)
« Reply #11 on: October 01, 2007, 09:09:35 PM »
I would have no qualms about attributing this to Poli, if it were mine. he did a lot of work in these subdued brown/amber colors. The aesthetics of the piece, as well as the technique, are correct.  It also appears to be technically flawless, which is a sign of Poli's work for Seguso Vetri d'Arte.

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Re: Flavio Poli "Corroso" Bowl (I Hope)
« Reply #12 on: October 02, 2007, 12:08:28 AM »
Thanks Laura.  I really appreciate your authoritative assistance.  Neophytes such as myself really appreciative of experts who generously take time to answer these questions.


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Re: Flavio Poli "Corroso" Bowl (I Hope)
« Reply #13 on: November 12, 2007, 09:45:50 AM »
I think this looks more like a Galliano Ferro piece than Poli from its shape.
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