An Italian Glass Maestro, Roberto Beltrami, will be showing and teaching at the Stone & Glass studio from August 31 through September 3.
Jim Stone told The Times-Advocate: “We are beyond excited to announce that Murano Glass Maestro Roberto Beltrami will be working, teaching and showing in our studio gallery in September. This is a young man that shares our passion to keep glass blowing alive.”
Beltrami started his career in glass in his late teens working with some of the best Murano glassmakers, including Pino Signoretto, Oscar Zanetti and Paolo Crepax. He also assisted Maestro Lino Tagliapietra for a short period in the making of his avventurine miniature series.
Beltrami was born near Milan Italy but moved to the United States when he was 16 and studied theoretical physics at Boston University before approaching the world of glass. In 2015 he became the first and only glass master under 35 chosen to teach students at the Abate Zanetti glass school in Murano, where he was later hired as chief production and glass master.
He opened his own glass factory in Murano in January, 2017 at the age of 25, striving to find innovations in both the artistic and the technical aspects of glass production. His start-up business currently employs eight and is rapidly growing, thanks to the markets positive feedback on his innovative ideas.
Begin with an artist’s reception on Friday August 31, 4 – 7 p.m. You will have an opportunity to meet Beltrami and view and purchase his most recent work. Light refreshments will be served.
Take a three day workshop for Intermediate Glass Blowers, September 1, 2 and 3. This will be just the second of two workshops Beltrami is teaching on this visit to the United States. Where is the first, you ask? Pilchuck – yep little old Stone and Glass is second only to the famed Pilchuck Glass School.
Workshop space is very limited, so make your reservation now.
Just want a glimpse of how it’s done? Attend a morning demonstration and theory discussion. Three dates are available; again, space is limited, so make your reservation today.
Questions? Call 760-294-7447.
Stone and Glass is located at 629 W Grand Ave Escondido CA 92025.