Emanuel Toffolo was born in Murano in 1982, and ever since he has been surrounded by the art of glass. He has followed in the footsteps of his father Cesare, and a long lineage of celebrated Glass Artists. Upon graduating in 2001 from the High School of Art in Venice, he began flameworking glass. Thanks to his passion for the natural subjects and particularly for the insect world, he focused his work in the reproduction of different kinds of insects in glass.”
What began as a past-time, out of simple pleasure, without any special apprenticeship or training, quickly became his life passion – especially with the encouragement and suggestions of his father. Thus, inspired by the love and passion for this art, he continued and this has become his career.
In 2013, the Art Alliance for Contemporary Glass - a not-for-profit organization whose mission is to further the development and appreciation of art made from glass – selected Emanuel as Artist of the Month. His glasswork has also been displayed at the Glass Weekend exhibit at the Wheaton Arts and Cultural Centre in Millville, New Jersey. In 2014, Emanuel opened his own glass studio in Burano Venice, where he continue to working glass, exploring his life passion.”