BIOGRAPHY: Adriano Dalla Valentina
Adriano Dalla Valentina was born in Murano in 1945. At the age of 10, he began working in a glass furnace. Then, for the next 14 years, Adriano worked in several Murano glass art furnaces. Due to this vast experience, he perfected his glass working skills quickly. Incredibly, Valentina established his independence at the age of 24. So, he opened his own furnace and began to make unique Valentina glass art sculptures.
Throughout the years, Valentina built a reputation in Murano as one of the greatest glass Maestros. In fact, he is a model for future generations. He is extremely dedicated to keep the glassblowing tradition alive. Therefore, he has devoted himself to working with students of the Art Institute of Venice, resulting in award winning designs.
Of course, Adriano Dalla Valentina’s glass art sculpture talents are both broad and deep. However, he is best recognized as a master of classic Venetian glass styles: “Murrina and Filigrana”.
In recent years, Valentina began working closely with his gifted son Stefano. Stefano is a graduate of the Venice Art Institute. Thus, he has a refined sense of design and has brought a new wave of enthusiasm to Valentina’s glass sculptures.
Adriano Dalla Valentina organizes art glass exhibitions throughout Italy and Europe but his creations can be found all over the world!