Pierluigi Penzo, 51 years old, 100% Venetian, and profoundly in love with the
Umbria Region of Italy. As a child he became interested in glass and starter to
work in Linda and Alessandro Grassis studio in Milan, one of the most famous
artistic glass workshops in Italy. Here he continued working there for 10 years
and acquired various glass techniques such as the medieval stained glass window,
the lead technique , grisaille painting (a rarely known painting technique).
In 1983 he returns to the Veneto Region, continues working and begins his
artistic cross-contamination with Murano (Venice) and its fused glass. Here he
collaborates with various glass masters, in particular with Ruggero Costantin.
Pierluigi develops a passion for experimenting with antique texts, rediscovering
ancient firing, painting, and glazing techniques.
Pierluigi Penzo currently lives in Amelia (Italy), in the heart of Umbria. Here
he continues to design and make sacred and profane stained glass windows for
private interiors and churches. He also creates gift items, costume jewelry in
fused Murano glass, and Venetian glass bead jewelry created by lampwork
Since 1994 he is assisted by
Angelita Francescangeli, a former student and now specialized collaborator in
Venetian glass bead jewelry design. This jewelry is created with an ancient
lampwork technique along with gold and silver leaf. This collaboration has
permitted Pierluigi Penzos studio to attain high quality standards and become
greatly appreciated throughout the world.