Giovanni Ferro, known also by his surname "Nane Catari", was born in 1911 from a dynasty of master glassmakers.
He began his apprenticeship at the age of eight, in the furnace of Ferro and Toso, S.A.I.A.R. which then in 1936 merged with Barovier & C. artistic glassworks. He was servente for his father Caterino, from here the nickname "Catari".
He's worked with his brother at the Galliano Ferro Glassware, opened in 1955, first specialised in the production of chandeliers, then maestro of the furnace.
He died in 1998.