He was born in 1944 in a small town near Venice. In 1954, at the age of 10, he started working in a chandelier factory. In 1959 he apprenticed from the great master Alfredo Barbini and others such as Livio Seguso, Ermanno Nason and Angelo Seguso. Obviously very talented, he became a glass master himself as early as 1960 and as young as 16! He acquired a complete understanding and full technical knowledge of glasswork techniques and opened his own studio in Murano in 1978.
He cooperated with artist and architects such as Dali, Vedova, Licata, Kruft, Dal Pezzo, Vitali, Pomodoro and Wilson. Upon invitation he went to Aumori in Japan in 1985, the first of a long series of visits to Japan. On his second visit he made a demonstration in the company of the Japanese Imperial Family. He now permanently displays glass sculptures at the Otaru museum of Venetian art in Japan. He has produced some sculptures for Dale Chihuly Seatle and taught at many schools of glass and universities in the USA. In 1990 he created the glass trophies for the European Basketball Championships, held in Paris, France and for the NBA in the USA.
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