The Putti Series

Pino Signoretto is an internationally celebrated artist who started blowing glass at age 10 and was recognized as a Master Glassblower by the age of 16. “I was born like this,” he says. “I eat, I drink, I live glass.” The Venetian master first worked with Chihuly in 1989 and their collaboration resulted in the Putti series that combined vessel forms with hot-glass figurative sculpture. In their marine series from 1997, the mischievous putti cavort with fish, dolphins, and other underwater life.