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Pino Signoretto

Pino Signoretto

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Pino Signoretto was born in 1944 in a small town near Venice and in 1954 began working at a chandelier glassworks. In 1959 he learnt from the great masters Alfredo Barbini, Livio Seguso, Ermanno Nason and Angelo Seguso, and in 1960 became a master glassmaker. He gained complete mastery of the trade and all the technical knowledge for working glass. In 1978 he opened his own studio in Murano. He has worked with artists and architects, including Dalì, Vedova, Licata, Kruft, Dal Pezzo, Vitali, Pomodoro and Willson.

He went to Aumori in Japan by invitation in 1985, thus beginning a long series of trips to Japan. On his second visit he gave a demonstration in the presence of the imperial family. He has a permanent exhibition at the Museum of Venetian Art in Otaru, Japan. He has made works for Dale Chihuly from Seattle, USA, and teaches in many glass schools and universities in the USA (Pilchuck Glass School in  Seattle, Toyama Glass School, Tulane University). In 1990 he made the glass trophies for the European basketball championship in Paris, France, and also for the NBA, USA.

Over the decades Pino Signoretto has developed a universally recognised mastery in hot shaping sculpture. His skill and creativity are even apparent in the completed work. If you have the chance to see one of his creations, perhaps you will fully understand his absolute proficiency, which suggests there are no limits to his creativity.