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Roberto Beltrami

Visiting Artist

Roberto Beltrami was born in 1992 and is the youngest glass master in Murano. Together with his team, he produces handcrafted glass objects made in his furnace, WAVE MURANO GLASS.

Roberto started his career in glass in his late teens working with some of the best Murano glassmakers, including Pino Signoretto, Oscar Zanetti and Paolo Crepax. He also assisted Maestro Lino Tagliapietra for a short period in the making of his avventurine miniature series.

Roberto was born near Milan Italy, but moved to the United States when he was 16 and studied theoretical physics at Boston University before approaching the world of glass. In 2015 he became the first and only glass master under 35 chosen to teach students at the Abate Zanetti glass school in Murano, where he was later hired as chief production and glass master.

He opened his own glass factory in Murano in January, 2017 at the age of 25, striving to find innovations in both the artistic and the technical aspects of glass production. Roberto introduced significant new developments such as new furnace designs and some arsenic-free coloured glass, such as opaline and ruby gold.

With a wealth of theoretical knowledge that lives alongside his passion for handwork, Roberto started training from scratch thanks to his open and curious outlook, knowing that new challenges always bring opportunities.

Today, his concept of innovation goes hand in hand with respect for tradition: it combines technical skills and the ability to improve production processes, updating the times and methods. This makes him a modern craftsman, an experimenter open to the world, in line with the motivations and trends of the new craftsmen of the digital age.

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