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Biography: Emilio Santini

Emilio Santini working glass at a torch (photo credit: Adam Ewing)
Emilio Santini

Emilio Santini is originally from Murano, Italy, and comes from a family with centuries of tradition in glass blowing. His glass work spans from lamp-working to glass blowing, from casting to diamond point engraving. He has taught primarily torch-working in all the major glass schools in the USA and at Virginia Commonwealth University and his work is held in the collections of many museums around the world. He currently resides in Blacksburg, Virginia, and is dedicating more time to his first love: writing poetry and fiction, with a particular focus on the glass world, past and present.

He will work with Tomo Sakai as part of an Instructor Collaborative Residency at The Studio in 2020 where they will produce a new series of work together.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, this residency has been postponed. Emilio will work with Tomo Sakai during the Instructor Collaborative residency at The Studio in 2021. For more information, visit our COVID-19 Health and Safety page