Born in Venice in 1965. At 18 in his search for a job, fate and providence gave him an opportunity to become an apprentice in the age old tradition of Venetian glassblowing. Right from the start, he fell in love and was mesmerised with the incandescent quality of glass. His career began with learning the techniques of glassblowing and glass decoration and to date he still remains in the glassmaker's trade. It was a turning point for Mauro in 1992 when he was fortunate to be invited by a glass maestro to observe him in lampworking. 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. He set up his own studio to become a full time independent artist. Participates in many exhibitions mainly in the United States and is published in numerous magazines and catalogues of art newspapers including the Chicago Tribune, Gas Journal, Glashaus, Art & Art, New Glass Review, Corriere della Sera and other. His works are in 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) and other museum and galleries all over the world. In recent years he has dedicated himself to the reproduction of the same works using bronze