Adriano Dalla Valentina was born in Murano in 1945. He began working in a glass furnace at the age of 10, spending the next fourteen years performing varied tasks in several Murano furnaces. This vast experience allowed him to perfect his glass working skills. With this treasure of knowledge, at the age of 24 Adriano established his independence by opening his own furnace. Throughout the years, he built a reputation in Murano as one of the greatest Maestros, a model for future generations. Thanks to his dedication to keep the glassblowing tradition alive, he has devoted himself to work with the students of the Art Institute of Venice, resulting in award winning designs. His talents span various glass working techniques, though he is best recognized in the typical venetian style: “Murrina and canne” working 1998 Adriano presents “Four Seasons” at the second edition of “Venezia Aperto Vetro” at Doges Palace.