Occhio means “eye” and this form has been common in Venice for centuries. However, the technical mastery of filigrana in this piece is unrivaled anywhere.
Adriano Dalla Valentina was born in Murano in 1945. He began working in a glass furnace at the age of 10, spending the next 14 years learning Murano glass techniques. This vast experience allowed him to perfect his glass working skills. With this treasure of knowledge, at the age of 24 Adriano established his independence by opening his own furnace. Throughout the years he built a reputation in Murano as one of the greatest Maestros, a model for future generations.
With the cooperation of his talented son Stefano, graduate at the Venice Art Institute, Adriano increased production and brought a new wave of enthusiasm to his work.
His creations can be found all over the world!
Adriano was featured at SOFA Chicago 2017.
Italian, b. 1945, Murano Venice, Italy, based in Murano Venice, Italy