gillion featured in harper’s bazaar arabia

harper’s bazaar arabia june 2019

the talking point

“from mideast to midwest”, by historian + journalist alexander aubry

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black glass ring by gillion carrara, chicago metalsmith

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lead crystal, lacquered wood and briar root cuff bracelets by gillion carrara, chicago metalsmith

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spaulted hardwood cuff bracelet by gillion carrara, chicago metalsmith

new glass tableware

new this spring – tableware – hand blown hard danish glass cordial glasses on a custom made black dyed wooden tray. also new this spring – hand blown hard danish glass tumblers.


new glass jewelry


new work shown recently with my design collective; we are MATERIAL at the ace hotel in a material lab with five other designers and in two private art-filled homes.


hand blown hard danish glass fragrance bottle which could also hold a blossom in water worn on a handmade chord and silver chain necklace.


hand blown hard danish glass spheres and silver chain necklace.

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hand blown hard danish glass tubes on silver chain necklace.

alfonso carrara at galerie kornfeld – berlin, 2019.


Alfonso Carrara drawings currently on view at the Galerie Kornfeld, Berlin, in the group exhibition Chicago Grid curated by Jan Tichy.

While spending summers in and around Siena Italy from 1990 to 2005, Alfonso would remove pages from any number of paperback books, read or not. He would give attention to the text, whether written in English, French, or Italian. He responded with a drawing on the page, and on occasion, he felt the urge to draw on both sides. As always, he stored each drawing in a cardboard box or gave them as signed gifts. He continued to archive every line drawing to his death in 2010. There are five 9×12 cardboard boxes containing these artistic expressions.

He was my muse.

Gillion Carrara


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