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Escoutoux (63), France
Norberto Moretti was born in Venice (Italy) on December 17, 1961 and began working at the age of 18 in glassworks, learning to master the techniques of decoration. In 1992, after many years of training in workshops in Venice and Murano, he set up on his own and began to produce objects of the Venetian tradition in order to be able to finance his workshop and his artistic research. Following these creations, he chooses to present unique pieces or small series of a few pieces. He has also collaborated as a designer in different establishments such as the Salviati glassworks in Murano.
Now he lives in France, where he links contemporary forms to traditional Venetian glass decoration techniques to express his inner world tinged with poetry.
"There is no project, I make a sketch of the object that will serve as a support for my painting and I accompany the glassblower during the realization and often in real time, I suggest modifications if necessary. my workshop, I have a stock of blown glass objects waiting for my inspiration, there are some who speak to me, others who say nothing to me and I leave them waiting, I know that one of these days they will talk to me. When a piece inspires me, I start working on it I don't sketch, I have everything in my head, I just need to create landmarks to place the decoration and the drawing exactly where I want. My tools are brushes, spatulas for mixing enamels, a knife for cutting gold, silver, or platinum leaf, a pencil with a copper tip for engraving the gold leaf, and an annealing furnace to fix my work on the object at a temperature of about 515 degrees. "
2015-2016 - Member of the Artistic Committee for the Salviati glassworks
2014 - Opening of the workshop in France in Escoutoux
2012 - Closing of the workshop in Italy and move to France
2007 - Project for the decor of the glass shop Ma.Re
2006 - Project for the Salviati stand - Maison et Objet
2005 - Participation in the meeting of Mediterranean glassmakers "Le Verre Voyageur" organized by UNESCO in Tunis
2005 - He opens a workshop and an exhibition space in Venice
2003 - Designer for the Salviati glass factory (Murano)
2000 - He teaches glass decoration at the "Fundation Centro Galego do Vidrio" in Santiago de Compostela ( Spain ).
1998 - 99 He teaches glass decoration at the "Fundation Centro National del Vidrio" in La Granja - Segovia (Spain)
1998 - Co-founder of the magazine "Vetro
1997 - Founder and President of the "Centro Studio Vetro" (Murano).
1996 - Collaboration with the artistic glass factory Alfredo Barbini
1992 - Opening of his workshop 1988 - Improvement of his decoration technique at S.A.L.I.R. ( Murano )
1987 - Apprenticeship in the "thermoforming" technique at the HF company in Murano
1982 - Decorator on glass in the factory Guglielmo Sent S.n.c. in Murano
1980 - Assistant decorator at the "La Fenice" Theatre (Venice)
1979 - Apprenticeship in the glass factory Alfredo Barbini in Murano (Venice)
1979 - Silk-screen printing course at the "Scuola internazionale di Grafica" (Venice)
1977 - Artistic high school in Venice
2014 - Adler Jewellery - London - UK
2010 - Lo spazio della Croce - San Salvador Church - Venice - Italy
2009 - Between gold and wood, transparency - Galerie Courants d'art - Revel - France Joaillerie Adler - Geneva - Switzerland
2005 - Le Verre voyageur - Tunis
2004 - Sofa - Chicago (USA)
2002 - Murano Under 40 - Scuola del Vetro Abate Zanetti - Murano - Italy 2002 - Voliera - Gallery Pauly & C. - Venice - Italy
2001 - Trasparencias - Museo del Vidrio de Alcorcòn - Madrid ( Spain )
2000 - Trasparencias - San Sebastian ( Spain )
1999 - Sofa - Chicago (USA) Millennium Glass - Mostly Glass Gallery - Englewood NJ ( USA ). Trasparencias - Portimao ( Portugal )
1998 - Venezia Aperto Vetro '98 - Palazzo Ducale