Luigi Camozzo, born in Murano in 1951, still resides and works. Since the age of 10, he designs, creates, grinds, engages, sculpts and transforms glass of all kinds: blown, murrin, and massive. Works for museums, galleries and collectors from around the world. Luigi Camozzo since 1995 holds practical theoretical courses, even advanced and consulting on glass. He teaches engraving and its history, in addition to grungy, carved and beaten. He is the author of a handy historical treatise on 22 different glass engraving techniques, including historical, traditional and self-invention.
Romano Donà was born in Murano in 1956 in a family of centuries of experience in glass processing. He entered the oven at an early age to begin his apprenticeship with his father at F.lli Manfren Glassworks. In 1975 he started working with Master Livio Seguso with whom he continued for 20 years. Here Romano has perfected his skills, not only in meeting Seguso's needs, but thanks to collaborating with a number of artists such as Henry Mavrodin, Federico Marangoni, Mimmo Rotella and Ugo Marano. He has developed a specialty in glass sculpture and in 1987 won the Murano glass masters prize. In 1997 he started working at Romano Stefano Toso Glassworks, where he created his original pieces. He also continued collaborating with artists. This infusion of creative energy by artists such as Rodica Tanasescu, Antonio Meneghetti, Raffaele Rossi and David Farsi has helped him diversify his skills. In 2000, Silvano Belardinelli, the artistic director of a group of Japanese artists, translated the designs of several Asian glass artists. Then, in 2003, Romano started experimenting with the traditional muranese techniques of "filigree" and "incalm". His application in these secular processes seemed entirely new. He is currently collaborating with Lucio Bubacco, a lamp maker and great Italian sculptor. They are working together to combine lamp manufacturing techniques and "massive" sculpture in an attempt to produce something new.
Mariano Moro was born in Venice on 27/09/1957 and has always lived in the small island of Burano. She starts working very young at the age of 13. His first furnace is the "Santi Cristalleria" known at the time for the production of glasses. Like so many apprentices you will migrate from factory to factory to learn different techniques and processes. In his work, he collaborates for 3 months with well-known master Ermanno Nason to stop at about 20 years old at the factory of Livio Seguso, an undisputed contemporary glass artist in Murano's history. He immediately joined the team of Elio Raffaeli, who was then a teacher at the Livio Seguso furnace and forever worked at his side. It will also follow in the posting that Elio Raffaeli, with Roberto Cammezzo and Renzo Vianello, will have from Livio Seguso in 1982, to the adventure that will be born Ars Murano sr1 "The constant supervision of the two renowned masters Roberto Cammozzo and Elio Raffaeli , Will make this boy mature in the art of solid glass.
Francesco Badioli, son of "Maestro" Mario, was born in Venice in October of '69. He began to work as a "garzonetto" (Maestro's aide) at the age of 12, under the leadership of Mario Baldioli, his father. Initially, like for all kids, activity is a game, a constructive way of spending school holidays, but soon the game turns into deep passion and love for this wonderful art. Francesco Badioli is today one of the most affirmed "Masters". He has been working successfully for years in Mario's "Furnace", representing an example for younger (more and more rare) people who are approaching this activity. It's thanks to guys like Francesco if in the future you can still talk about "Glass Art".
Mario Badioli's work immediately reminds us of the great vitreous tradition in Murano, offering the theme of artistic action that comes from far. The works that Badioli proposes on the stage of vitreous art have the indisputable bearing of a noble memory. The frontier of experimentation, more generally in art, manifested in the last century, has identified different views, traced different paths, defined new languages; Yet feelings about glass have not turned off, indeed it has found the interest of many artists who, in collaboration with masters like Mario, through experimentation and research, have come to the conquest of new landmarks and new certainty In vitreous art, which has proved to be full of surprises and novelties, yet astonishing. Badioli plays daily with fire and sand, a soft substance with which you can create spectacular shapes that are full of color that gives light to the imagination with light.
Mirco Bastianello was born in 1975 and began working glass in 1990 together with the glassman's father, where he learned most of the secrets of glass processing according to the most typical tradition of this art. After a long apprenticeship, the family tradition perpetuates a turning point, thanks also to the collaboration with the most important glassmasters and designers of the time. He has worked at Archimede Seguso, Ferro & Lazzarini, Silvano Signoretto, currently working with the Cuticle Grinder. Mirco Bastianello is today a well-established Master, whose extravagance and abilities allow to realize any piece of glass processing such as pots, bowls, animals, sculptures, statuettes, with particular attention to contemporary and modern art.
Andrea Tagliapietra was born in Murano in the 1950s and began working the glass at 14 years following the footsteps of her father Erminio, then one of the most talented Salviati & C. glassmasters.
In his youth, he started working as an apprentice and then as an assistant until he became a master builder in 1979. However, he wanted more: in 1980, he began creating works that over the years became popular and successful thanks to Their particular expressiveness and style, their formal and chromatic equilibrium, which were not far inferior to those of the great 20th century artists.
He is currently considered one of Massello's and Calcedonio's specialists and some of his creations are exhibited in private collections at Palm Beach, New York, Chicago and Tokyo