Artists

Pino Signoretto

Pino Signoretto (1944) is for sure a natural phenomenon or, at least, different from the other masters of his same generation.
Being born during the Second World War and not belonging to a wealthy family, for obvious reasons, he was bound to work, he was only ten (1954).

He has been working for four years by a factory producing low cost chandeliers and bonbonniers.
On the beginning of 1959 he works as helper for the great Alfredo Barbini.
Livio Seguso, Ermanno Nason and Angelo Seguso work in the same factory side by side. They will all reach fame and notoriety in all continents.

The reason why Pino has to be considered a natural phenomenon is due to the fact he was only sixteen when he has been titled “Maestro” (Master Glass-blower).

Everybody should have the chance to see him working to understand and realize why Pino Signoretto is a “Master apart”.

He spent a number of years working for Seguso Vetri d’Arte, Salviati & Co. and Mazzega I.V.M. till 1978.
1978 Signoretto opens his own furnace-studio in Murano.
1978-1984 meeting Salvador Dalì, Licata, Giò Pomodoro and the extravagant american Willson Pino’s existence changed completely.

He spent the following year (1985) in Japan to prepare plans and drawings for twelve huge water fountains for Hotel Americana — Gei-Ken — Tokyo, finished in 1993.
He meets Dale Chihuly and works for, in the same time teaches at the Pilchuck School of Glass — Seattle and prepares the drawing for the trophy N.B.A. 1990.
From now on he works with Dale Chihuly, Martin Bradley and Lino Tagliapietra, any description about them is useless being them wellknown all over the world.

In 1996 Pino, Dale and Lino draw and develope a mastodontic chandelier sold in the U.S. for an incredible sum.
When Pino can relax in his studio-furnace he makes only limited edition sculptures or unique pieces.
Awards:

1975 The Golden Rose — International award
1980 University of Rome — Honorary appointed of Accademy and Institute of
Culture
1982 Gold Medal Foyer des Artistes — France
1983 Venice — Biennale d’ArteTrophy
1984 Gold Medal Foyer des Artistes — France
1989 Work Knightwood from the President of the Italian Republic.
1989-1990-1991 Award Scultura Vetro Murano
1994 Honorary Award of European Economic Community.