Genninger Studio reflects more than 30 years of design by Leslie Ann Genninger, an adopted Venetian whose creations in Murano Glass delight connoisseurs around the world. Leslie works along side some of the most highly skilled Murano Glass Masters and incorporates into her designs secretive blowing, color and cold-worked techniques which date back over 1000 years. Her design studio and gallery are located in the heart of the museum district of Venice, in the Dorsoduro sestiere. Here you will find an extraordinary collection of her unique Murano glass jewelry, flame worked and blown beads, stunning hand blown goblets, cesendelli lamps, and sculpture.
LESLIE ANN GENNINGER
Leslie Ann Genninger is an American designer who decided to move to Venice over 25 years ago to pursue her artistic inspiration and fell in love with its way of life, history, cuisine, art and Murano glass. She works on the island of Murano along side some of the greatest glass masters and artisans, and designs around their best techniques. Her beads have linked to miniature Jackson Pollock-type canvases, her jewelry to Peggy Guggenheimsque gems, and her goblets to post-modern wine connoisseur delights.
In 1988 Leslie's travelin Europe brought her to the shores of Venice, where she met some incredibly gifted artisans. Her fascination with Murano sparked her creativity and inspired her to start working around the glass, assisting themasters and eventually creating her own designs. Her design search beganwith beads: tiny Murano Glass creations full of the great secretive techniques. She is fascinated by the endless variety of colours, shapes, patters, treatments and before she knew she was producing her own wearable creations.
Leslie prides in working directly with her private collectors in designing Murano Glass jewelry, chandeliers, mirrors, goblets and sculpture for their homes, offices and hotels. Among her valued international clientele are Elton John, Ivana Trump and Steven Wynn. Many of her designs can be found in leading private art collections around the world, as well as The Museum of Art and Design in NYC, The Museum of Glass in Tacoma, The Ringling College of Art & Design in Sarasota, and The Venetian Glass Museum in Otaru, Japan.