Annarosa Antonello discovered the artistic glass in the 80ies, when she started
attending an old artisan workshop, where they were alchemically experimenting
with glass colouring at high temperatures.
Fascinated by those colours and by the research needed to obtain them, she began
to co-operate with Master Marco Fasolato who used on glass amtique ceramic
All began in 1400 when Master Giorgio Andrioli, who worked in
Gubbio (Umbria - Italy), obtained, in the secrecy of his workshop, metallic
reflections on ceramics and majolica of his own and of other productions.
This technique, which had been lost in time, brought to Master Fasolato a
recognition from the Biennial Exhibition of Modern Art in Venice, in 1972.
Thanks to this co-operation, Annarosa Antonello started her adventure with the
glass-material and this led her to discover pirex-glass colouring at high
temperatures, thus producing artistic objects and lamps thanks to which her
workshop became known in Europe as the only workshop in the world able to colour
Pyrex glass at high temperatures (Coming Glass, the manufacturing Company
supplier of the sheet of glass to Al Hambra, cared to advertise her throughout
But alchemic research never ends, so Al Hambra workshop continuously offers new
articles: from small objects to window panes, to lamps: they can be found in the
most famous public places, hotels, restaurants in Italy (especially in Venice),
but also in Germany, Russia (window panes of Moscow Council and MoscowCouncil
Theatre), Sweden, USA.