I began working with glass in 1974 after viewing a lampworker making a sculpture; I knew this was what I wanted for my life’s work.
Glass is the ultimate challenge; it has properties of no other material and offers the artist possibilities that are inspiring for the creative process. As technical problems are solved, it offers the artist more latitude for artistic expression. Much of my work is inspired by nature, capturing the beauty and motion of subjects and freezing moments in time.
I strive for perfection; I want the work to look effortless while executing control of this difficult material. I intend to demonstrate the absence of the technique and have the finished sculpture communicate beauty and emotion. With over 46 years of working with this material, I am as excited with glass as I was when I first started.
Trabucco is an instructor for the Studio at the Corning Museum of Glass and served as technical Advisors to Steuben Glass. See examples of his work in The Corning Museum of Glass, American Glass Museum, The Royal Ontario Museum, The Chicago Art Institute, The Bergstrom Art Center, and Japan’s Kobe Lampwork Glass Museum.