Andrea Tagliapietra, a Venetian DOC, born in Murano in the 1950s.
At the age of 14 he began working as an apprentice for the master Ermanno Nason, following in the footsteps of his father Erminio, one of the most talented glass masters of the famous Salviati & C.
A combination of passion with immeasurable talent ensured that Andrea became a master glassmaker in 1979. In 1980 he began to create works that over time grew in popularity and success thanks to their particular expressiveness, style, and formal and chromatic balance.
Nowadays, Maestro Andrea Tagliapietra is considered a specialist in the Massello and Chalcedony techniques and his works are exhibited in private collections in San Francisco, New York, Chicago and Tokyo.
Il Futuro, Mirco Bastianello
Master Mirco Bastianello began working in an artisan lampworking workshop at the age of 15. Eager to learn other techniques, at the age of 17 he began to collaborate with some of the most prestigious Murano furnaces.
Passion and talent lead him to collaborate with Maestro Andrea Tagliapietra, from whom he learnt the art of working chalcedony.
He is the future of the glass factory - indicated by Maestro Tegliapietra as his heir and destined to leave his mark in this wonderful artisan art.