Davide Salvadore

Davide Salvadore - Mattia and Marco's father (see Studio Salvadore) - was born in a family of glassworkers.

The ancestors on the part of Davide Salvadore's mother have been creating glass since 1700.
The first of this lineage were the Fratelli Rossetto whose works date back to 1721 for a Piedmontese princess.
The first teacher with whom the young Davide began his apprenticeship was Antonio Mantoan.
At that time he had the opportunity to learn the whole process of glass processing, even starting from the assembly of furnaces and crucibles.
He later worked with Alfredo Barbini , who is often recognized as the ultimate Murano glassmaker. Subsequently, he worked as a glass blower in multiple renowned glass studios, learning from each and improving his skills.
Among these he has collaborated with excellent glass farms such as Venini , Barovier & Toso , Nason & Moretti , and La Murrina.
From 1978 he devoted himself to the production of colored lampworked pearls in the jewelry atelier of his mother Anna Mantoan, who could count Yves St. Laurent and other fashion houses among his clients.
It was in this period that, thanks to some orders from African customers, he learned the color combinations that have subsequently characterized his entire production until today.
With encouragement from his mother, Salvadore developed his own style of creating lampwork beads, and these beads are still present as part of his sculptural pieces today.
In 1987, he and two partners founded the studio Campagnol e Salvadore, where he worked as a glass master. Salvadore is also a founding member of Centro Studio Vetro, in Murano, a nonprofit association that aims to promote the culture and art of glass.
Later Davide decides to abandon the traditional work of functional glass to devote himself to shapes inspired by musical instruments.
He also extended his experience during this time by demonstrating his unique murrine technique at the Corning Museum of Glass, Pilchuck Glass School, Pratt Fine Art Center and others in the United States.
It was then that he was introduced to the American Studio Glass movement, of which Salvadore embraced and became an active part. As a result of his ingenuity and the inventiveness of his creations, Salvadore's glass design immediately became noteworthy.
His style combines traditional Italian techniques and elements in innovative ways in his personal body of work. His pieces reflect diverse influences, such as African tribal imagery, Muranese roads, and the smokestacks of glass farms.
Since 2012, Salvadore has founded his own studio, Studio Salvadore SRL , where he continues to work today with his two sons, Marco and Mattia in Murano, Italy.


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