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 traveling 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 the masters 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.