Sandra Ainsley Gallery

Mauro Bonaventura

Right from the start, Mauro fell in love and was mesmerized with the incandescent quality of glass.

1992 was a turning point for Mauro.  He was fortunate to be invited by a glass maestro to observe him lampworking. He came to the realization that lampworking enabled him to explore new and exciting way to work with glass.

After months of evening observation Mauro decided it was time to leave the glass factory and concentrate and channel all his energies on the technique of lampworking.

Mauro’s works are on display in the Corning Museum of Glass, Carnegie Museum of Art, Glass Museum Alter Hof Herding, Hida Takayama Museum of Art, Museo de arte Contemporàneo en Vidrio de Alcorcòn (Madrid), as well as other museums and galleries throughout the world.