Moro Mariano was born in Venice the 27th of september 1957 on the small island of Burano, Venice. At a very young age (13 years old) he began working with glass at the renowned “Cristalleria Santi” factory on the Island of Murano.
From “Cristalleria Santi” Mariano began migrating from factory to factory to improve his skills and knowledge of the medium. During this time Mariano learned the closely guarded secrets that are in the hands and minds of many glass masters working on the island. During his migration Mariano was given the opportunity to work with the famous Ermanno Nason for 3 months.
At 20 years old Mariano decided to move to the factory of Livio Seguso, now a legend in the history of Murano and international contemporary glass art.
From the first day Mariano worked beside Eio Raffaeli the current Master at Livio Seguso. Mariano stayed with Elio’s “piazza” (Working team) when they left Livio Seguso’s Factory to start a new venture.
In 1982 two glass masters, Elio Raffaeli and Roberto Cammozzo and one “molatore” (cold shop master), Vianello Renzo, became partners to form the “Ars Murano” factory. The guidance of masters Roberto Cammozzo and Elio Raffaeli ripened Mariano’s skills as a master in the art of glass sculpture.
Moro Mariano works exclusively in the Ars Murano factory where he leads his own “piazza” since 2002. He prefers to create the modern pieces and sculptures for which Ars Murano is famous both on Murano and internationally.
Moro Mariano has worked for famous artists: Robert Willson (Usa), Duncan Mclellan (Usa), the french Cesar, Fujita (Japan) and Vania Galli (Italy).
Moro Mariano stills lives in Burano island with his wife and his two sons.