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
Daniele got to be an apprentice for a day!
Imperio Daniele making glass
Daniele firing up his first (and only) Murano glass creation.
Imperio Daniele making glass 2
Is it me, or does Maestro Rossi look a bit worried?
Imperio Daniele Mario
Daniele with Maestri Imperio Rossi and Mario Costantini
Imperio design tools
Special tools used to add specific effects to the glass.
Imperio etching tool
A diamond-tipped tool for etching the signature onto the finished product.
Imperio Mario blowing glass
Maestro Mario Costantini blowing a glass vase.
Imperio Mario making a horse
Maestro Mario Costantini shaping glass into a horse.
Imperio Murano
The beautiful island of Murano, where the glass-making has been a local tradition for centuries.
Imperio Murano 2
The sun setting on the island of Murano.
Imperio Murano approaching by boat
Approaching Murano by boat ... or, to be accurate, a vaporetto.
Imperio murrine
A murrina is a slice of a fused bundle of colored glass tubes, and here is a vat full of them!
Imperio tools of the trade
Tools of the trade.
Maestro Rossi Sara, Daniele, Mattia at MACEF
Daniele with Sara and Mattia Rossi in their booth at MACEF