Andrea Tagliapietra he began working glass at the age of 14 years, following in his father's footsteps Eminio Tagliapietra, one of the most important masters of the Salviati & C furnace.
Becomes teacher in the 1979 after having worked as a furnace assistant for ten years; he begins to create works, expressions of style, balance that find comparisons with realizations of important masters of the twentieth century.
The master mainly performs works in a single piece characterized by wonderful chromatic nuances depicting natural chalcedony.
The "Chalcedony glass“It is a glass with colors that imitate the chalcedony stone; it is obtained by adding some metallic impurities to the molten glass at certain time intervals. This processing technique is part of the experience of only a few masters including Andrea Tagliapietra.