"Vitricca" is the linguistic creation of Andrew Iannazzi as he strives to define the multi-faceted pursuits of his artistic work. It combines the latin words vitrum, for glass, and fabrica for workshop, art, trade, industry, or craft. This term deftly describes the arsenal of artistic endeavors he aims to pursue.
Andrew Iannazzi is a tradesman with a deep connection to the rich history of traditional Italian and European glass making and its relation to American design. His work is hands-on and hand crafted resulting in objects that reflect references of the past while being inspired by direct experiences in his own life. He is an east coast glass worker (based in Cambridge, MA), with a multi-trade background which helps him translate those artisan experiences into glassware with a unique point of view.