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Manufactory: Pino Signoretto, Murano, Italy

Manufactory Pino Signoretto
Manufactory Pino Signoretto
The Glass Art Manufactory Pino Signoretto in Murano produces bowls, vases and sculptures for Markku Piri, available in the online shop

Pino Signoretto was born in Favaro, Venice, on 28 September 1944. His family moved to Murano in 1954, and he began working at a glass furnace. In 1959 Signoretto had the chance to work with great master glassblowers, such as Alfredo Barbini, Angelo Seguso and Ermanno Nason. The next year he became a master glassblower himself, and in 1978 he opened a studio of his own in Murano.

During the 1980s, Signoretto’s art gained international reputation. He became a sought-after glass master for famous artists and designers, such as Dalì, Vedova, Licata, Dal Pezzo, Vitali, Pomodoro, Willson, Jeff Koons, Raimund Kummer, Marc Quinn, Shen Yuan, Kiki Smith, Timo Sarpaneva, Dale Chihuly, Ai Weiwei, Adel Abdessemed, Not Vital, Oiva Toikka and Harri Koskinen.

He was even invited by the Royal Family of Japan to give a demonstration of the art of glassblowing. Pino Signoretto’s sculptures are on display in renowned museums around the world.