Victor Trabucco

With his sons, David and Jon, Victor Trabucco combines technical know-how and creativity to bring life to their paperweights and glass sculptures. Victor has been working with glass for over 35 years and has created some of the most innovative paperweights being made today. His landmark accomplishments include the 5-inch Lizard weights with over 500 scales; his Nature In Ice series (a cut and polished form that resembles ice); Inclusions series (sculptural paperweights incorporating the encasement process); and the Seamless Paperweight that eliminates the division line that is seen from the side of lampworked paperweights. Victor has been technical advisor to Steuben Glass for three years, and up to 60% of Steuben production is finished using Victor’s techniques. Trabucco paperweights are featured in the collections of Heads of State, professional athletes, major corporations, and stars of stage and screen. They are displayed in The American Glass Museum, The Chicago Art Institute, The Bergstrom Art Center, The Royal Ontario Museum and The Corning Museum of Glass. The Trabucco Studio is located in Clarence, New York (a suburb of Buffalo) and collectors are welcome to visit the studio by appointment.