Roberto Maria Cammozzo

Roberto was born in Murano on July 24, 1945. At a very young age he began to learn the secrets of glass-making as an apprentice to Ermanno Nason, then

the master glassblower at the Mazzega glassworks. Roberto went on to the famous Salviati factory, where he worked side-by-side with Livio Seguso. When Seguso founded his own furnace, he took Roberto with him. There Commozzo worked for many years, developing the necessary skills to master the making of large sculptural forms.

During these years Cammozzo also studied with several of the most eminent glass masters, such as Tosi, Fuga, and Mavrodin. He received many awards and was lauded for his exceptional technical ability. In 1980 Roberto Cammozzo and Elio Raffaeli began their own small enterprise with another glass worker from the Seguso factory.

They have built a huge following for their various pieces of sculptures with small fish and sealife embedded within. Their continual creativity has assured their success and enabled them to expand into a beautiful new facility in 1997. There they have continued to flourish. Artists from around the world have sought them out for their great technical expertise: Robert Wilson from the U.S.A., Fujita from Japan, and Alfredo Sosabravo from Cuba. Their ability to work on a very large scale is unique in Murano. And there is always the clarity of their glass, its color and its grace of execution.

Leave a comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked