INSTRUCTORS

The instructors are the best Muranese teachers, recognized internationally, periodically aided
by artists and designers from all over the world

Resident instructors

Diego
Bottacin

Biography

Diego Bottacin è nato nel 1971 e diplomato presso il Liceo Artistico di Venezia. Si è avvicinato alla lavorazione del vetro nel 2002 e nel 2003 ha aperto il suo studio nell'isola di Murano. Usa la classica tecnica della lavorazione a lume per la creazione di perle e anelli. Ha partecipato a convegni e dimostrazioni soprattutto negli Stati Uniti, ha collaborato e continua a collaborare con maestri di fama internazionale quali Lucio Bubacco, Cesare Toffolo. Per Diego l'importante non è la creazione di collane e gioielli nella loro composizione finale, ma esaltare la singola perla ed il singolo anello.

Giovanni
Nicola

Biography

Born in Venice in 1965. He was very young at the age of 12 in the furnace as an apprentice at Giulio Ferro's glassworks in the Serenella bag. Later, in the eighties, he worked in glass factory with his father Carlo as serventino in the "square" of the great master Mario Badioli, and then also with the master Rodolfo Morucchio of the "Scaletta" at CAM.
The breakthrough came when Giovanni Nicola entered the furnace of Archimede Seguso, supporting the famous master and working closely together until his death in the late nineties and making the most important pieces of his collection. Thanks to him and his brother Angelo Seguso, he learns all the techniques of the blown and also the sculpture, inheriting the "scagno" of master. From September of this year he joined the staff of the Abate Zanetti Glass School as the main teacher.

Francesca Merciari

Biography

Born in 1983, Francesca Merciari starts her artistic career at Accademia di Belle Arti in Ravenna, where she is assigner the
‘Premio Tesi’ 2009 and attending various extra curricula activity and exhibits, both in Italy and abroad.

Collaborations with external instructors

Davide Penso

Biography

Born in Venice in 1965 and living in Murano, he is specialised in lampworking and artistic pearls, either through a personal formation than by collaborating with Kristina Logan.

Flavio Fuga

Biography

At age 14 he starts working for his father Anzolo's atelier. His father is a stained-glass artist, graphic, designer, director and teacher at the School of Glass Abate Zanetti in Murano.

Raffaele Moretti

Biography

Born in Murano in 1956. His father has always been working glass and he starts early his activity as apprentice in furnace.

Andrea Penso

Biography

Andrea Penzo was born in Murano, he lives and works between Venice and Berlin and since 2005 collaborates as teacher with the School of Glass Abate Zanetti.

Cristina Sfriso

Biography

Born in Murano in 1970 she has been working with glass since 1989.

Specialised in lampworking especially in human figurative art.

Nicola Moretti

Biography

Born in Murano in 1964, Nicola Moretti began his work experience in 1984 at the Ragazzi & C. of which he is also a member.

Specialized in the production of murrine and cane glass articles. Experimenter, collaborates with listed architects. He has participated in two "Premio Murano" with excellent results, in collaboration with designers Alfredo Chiaramonte, Marco Marin and Franco Deboni.

He has exhibited at the Bevilacqua la Masa Foundation, at the Rossella Junk gallery, in the Murano gallery in Paris at the Aosta museum and at the Murano glass museum.

Since 2004 he has taught courses on glass techniques.

He collaborates as a glassfusion teacher with the Abate Zanetti School of Glass.

Ruggero Costantin

Biography

Born in San Donà di Piave in 1961, he met Pierluigi Penzo in 1985, starting a profitable journey in the production of Artistic Stained Glass.

In a few years his is the restoration of the stained glass windows in the Malibran theater in Venice, in the Jesuit church, Alla Corte dei Conti and again the Sesso Zen Fontana palace in Vicenza, the Biglia palace in Sacile and the church of Santa Elisabetta in Cavallino.
Research and experimentation led him to recreate the silver yellow of the medieval stained glass windows.

He has worked for years with the Abate Zanetti School of Glass