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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. For the next 14 years, Adriano performed wide variety of tasks in several Murano furnaces. Due to this vast experience, he perfected his glass working skills. Then, with this treasure of knowledge, Adriano established his independence at the age of 24. He opened his own furnace.
Throughout the years, Valentina built a reputation in Murano as one of the greatest Maestros, 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 working 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 gifted son Stefano, graduate of the Venice Art Institute. Stefano has a refined sense of design and has brought a new wave of enthusiasm to Valentina’s art glass sculptures.
Adriano Dalla Valentina organizes art glass exhibitions throughout Italy and Europe but his creations can be found all over the world!