Alberto Dona

Alberto Dona

Alberto Dona was born in Italy in 1944. He began working in the glass field at age 13. He worked with various furnaces and masters and even had the opportunity as a young man to work with glass in Venezuela. His foremost influence was the maestro "Nane" Ferro, who was known in Murano during the '60's as one of the best masters. In the early '70's Dona opened his own furnace. He became known for his skill with colors and his ability to invent unique color combinations. Most characteristic, however, is the large size that Dona is able to achieve with his shapes. These qualities have attracted companies from Venini to Reflex to Saporiti, who have depended on Dona for glass accessories. By the end of the '80's Dona's talent also attracted many artists, including the Santillanas, Lino Tagliapietra and Dale Chihuly, with whom he then collaborated. In the same way Dona learned from older glass masters, he is now teaching and encouraging younger glassblowers. Under his tutelage and working by his side are Luca Zane and Sandro de Sanzuane. In this way Dona continues the thousand-year tradition of glass-making in Murano.

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  • Cobalt Swan Vase Small (11-601/04)

    Cobalt Swan Vase Small (11-601/04)

    $999,999.00
  • Large Cobalt Swan Vase (11-701/04)

    Large Cobalt Swan Vase (11-701/04)

    $999,999.00
  • Large Olive Swan Vase (11-701/02)

    Large Olive Swan Vase (11-701/02)

    $999,999.00
  • Tea Swan Vase Small (11-601/03)

    Tea Swan Vase Small (11-601/03)

    $999,999.00
  • Vase, Serena, Olv/Org/Blk (11-501/04)

    Vase, Serena, Olv/Org/Blk (11-501/04)

    $999,999.00
  • Vase, Serena,Org Mix (11-501/07)

    Vase, Serena,Org Mix (11-501/07)

    $999,999.00

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