Glass masters


When visiting the Venier glassworks you have the sensation of being in an ancient renaissance workshop where the ceaseless work is intertwined with the masters’ creativity, with knowledge of the materials, with rigor, with the desires of noble ladies and patrons, and with the reverent obedience of the assistants.

The Master Glassmakers are undoubtedly the key figures. From a very early age (10-12 years), they have shared their existence with the incandescent glow of glass: the experience and traditions of centuries live in them, renewed through the specialization in few, if not in only one, work process for which they are known and held in high esteem: there is he who as a matter of fact is the master in lamps, he who is the master in sculptures, he who is the master in vases … and they have gained a renown that has even reached important Heads of State and their works are displayed in the most famous museums of the world.

When meeting Pino Signoretto you grasp the fact that mastery is the child of humbleness and experience. His hands are his tireless companions: they [...]
We cannot but feel an immense admiration for the Glass Master Walter Furlan, a man who has contributed to shaping the history of glass of Murano [...]
Being able to see is important, but for a master glassmaker, drawing is also essential: it is one of the ways that things are known, an [...]
Having entered the glass world at fifteen years as a helper, Andrea Grandin has gleaned his experience in some of the most important glass furnaces [...]
Colour dominates over shape in Luca Vidal’s works: the imaginative blend of murrine and filigrane prepared by the Master, following his [...]
Glass has a soul, a memory and you cannot force it: it reacts and moves according to its times and its rules. In order to learn them we need time, [...]
Working glass is a sort of game that allows you to create anything, a magic that is capable of striking the fantasy of a ten-year-old child who for [...]
Master Dino Rosin, brother of the famous Master Glassmaker Loredano, was professionally trained by his side and worked following first-hand all of [...]
Fabiano Amadi belongs to the new generation of glassmasters. A son of Murano by birth, he has always nurtured the passion for glass: a particular [...]
For Master Tosi working glass is like breathing. He started when he was 12-year old and he was a glassmaking apprentice under the tutelage of [...]
After working at various glassworks and learning the entire array of techniques of glass working, Master Moro Mariano has become one of the finest [...]
In the family of Master Giuliano Ballarin, the art of glass is a tradition that has been handed down ever since 1483. Before opening its own [...]
Master Amedeo Rossetto has inherited the knowledge and secrets of a family of glass blowers: from his father he learned the art of murrine [...]
Cristiano Toso is a Glassmaster of the new generation, who began working very young in the furnace, learning all the secrets of the vast Murano [...]
Glass is special, it requires the mastery of rigorous gestures that Glassmaster Alberto Donà knows very well. Born into the profession, [...]
Michele Onesto was immersed in the art of glassmaking from an early age, starting from the simplest and humble work in his father Luigi’s [...]