Maestro Rossi

About Maestro Rossi

Maestro Imperio Rossi loves making glass masterpieces because that is how he gives shape to his ideas that embody his creativity. This passion started in 1964 when, at age thirteen, he began learning from his father and other maestri the tradition that has lived in Murano for over one thousand years.

Making glass is a team effort. Master Rossi has owned his furnace since 1986 and is joined by maestro Mario Costantini, and a small team of glass craftspeople who share his dedication and passion for creating beautiful artistic glass. His daughter Sara and his son also help run the business.

Maestro Imperio specialized in the technique of fusions and inclusions, a skill that is evident, for example, in his murrina pieces. Murrina is a very ancient technique, already practiced in Roman times, by means of which cross-sections of colorful tubes of glass are grouped together and welded, forming the desired decoration.

Because of his small physical build he has always focused on smaller items such as vases, decorative accessories, artistic sculptures, cups, Christmas ornaments, lamp shades, etc. Maestro Rossi's creations have a distinct element of beauty and a profound artistic soul that speak to the observer.

Photo Gallery

Imperio Daniele apprentice
Imperio Daniele making glass
Imperio Daniele making glass 2
Imperio Daniele Mario
Imperio design tools
Imperio etching tool
Imperio Mario blowing glass
Imperio Mario making a horse
Imperio Murano
Imperio Murano 2
Imperio Murano approaching by boat
Imperio murrine
Imperio tools of the trade
Maestro Rossi Sara, Daniele, Mattia at MACEF
youtube video, Maestro Imperio Rossi and His Team Make a Murano Glass Tumbler
Maestro Imperio Rossi  and His Team Make a Murano Glass Tumbler