Davide Salvadore

Davide Salvadore was born in Murano in 1953. Descending from a family of glassworkers, he has always lived and worked on the Venetian island. At very early ages he began following his grandfather Antonio into the furnaces of Murano. From him he learned how to build the kilns, and soon after began to work glass in the furnace of Alfredo Barbini; a short time later he joined the team of glassmaster Loredano Rosin, where he stayed for 4 years.

Subsequently, Salvadore alternated collaborations in the Venini and Barovier & Toso glasshouses with work in small craft studios on the island. In 1978 he began producing lamp-worked beads in his mother Anna Mantoan’s jewelry studios; this would lead to a series of collaborations with fashion and design houses such as Roberta di Camerino, Yves Saint Laurent, Christian Dior, Swatch.

In 1987 Davide Salvadore founded the studio “Campagnol e Salvadore” which he still manages today with two other partners. Within the studio Salvadore works as a glassmaster – at the kilns he built himself – mixing lamp- work and furace techniques in new ways. The result were instantly noteworthy, and over time Davide began working for prestigious glasshouses on Murano- Nason & Moretti, Vincenzo Nason, La Murrina as well as for the Istituto d’Arte di Venezia, and collaborating with designers and artists such as andrea Anastasio, Giorgio Vigna, Florys Meydam, Frank Borst, Massimo Nordio.

Davide Salvadore is also a founding member of “Centro Studio Vetro” in Murano, a non-profit Cultural Association founded in 1997 to cultivate and promote – in Italy and abroad – the culture and art of glass. “Centro Studio Vetro” publishes the International Glass Art Magazine “Vetro” which organizes yearly an International Glass Workshop

“Unlike various other art forms, with glasswork it is essential for the participant to use his sense of touch. I encourage my audience to have a real encounter with each piece: I want them to touch it, to caress it, and to understand the shapes and movements. Simply, I want the enthusiast to experience what I feel for my art passion and love.” – Davide Salvadore

Davide Salvadore was born in Murano in 1953. Descending from a family of glassworkers, he has always lived and worked on the Venetian island. At very early ages he began following his grandfather Antonio into the furnaces of Murano. From him he learned how to build the kilns, and soon after began to work glass in the furnace of Alfredo Barbini; a short time later he joined the team of glassmaster Loredano Rosin, where he stayed for 4 years.

Subsequently, Salvadore alternated collaborations in the Venini and Barovier & Toso glasshouses with work in small craft studios on the island. In 1978 he began producing lamp-worked beads in his mother Anna Mantoan’s jewelry studios; this would lead to a series of collaborations with fashion and design houses such as Roberta di Camerino, Yves Saint Laurent, Christian Dior, Swatch.

In 1987 Davide Salvadore founded the studio “Campagnol e Salvadore” which he still manages today with two other partners. Within the studio Salvadore works as a glassmaster – at the kilns he built himself – mixing lamp- work and furace techniques in new ways. The result were instantly noteworthy, and over time Davide began working for prestigious glasshouses on Murano- Nason & Moretti, Vincenzo Nason, La Murrina as well as for the Istituto d’Arte di Venezia, and collaborating with designers and artists such as andrea Anastasio, Giorgio Vigna, Florys Meydam, Frank Borst, Massimo Nordio.

Davide Salvadore is also a founding member of “Centro Studio Vetro” in Murano, a non-profit Cultural Association founded in 1997 to cultivate and promote – in Italy and abroad – the culture and art of glass. “Centro Studio Vetro” publishes the International Glass Art Magazine “Vetro” which organizes yearly an International Glass Workshop

“Unlike various other art forms, with glasswork it is essential for the participant to use his sense of touch. I encourage my audience to have a real encounter with each piece: I want them to touch it, to caress it, and to understand the shapes and movements. Simply, I want the enthusiast to experience what I feel for my art passion and love.” – Davide Salvadore

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