In his long career as a glass maker, Elio Quarisa worked at the finest glass factories in Murano, beginning at Barovier & Toso glassworks at the age of nine, to help support his family.
After retiring from industry, Elio's love of glasswork and his profound desire to pass along his cultural heritage led him to seek opportunities to create and share his passion.
He taught workshops and demonstrations for private studios and institutions including the Glass Art Society, Pilchuck Glass School, the Corning Museum of Glass, and the Toledo Museum of Art.
Elio's charm and effervescent personality are as visible in his work as his intense precision and accumulated skill. His work is included in the collections of museums, collectors, students, and enthusiasts throughout the world.