Francesco Badioli, son of "Maestro" Mario, was born in Venice in October of '69. He began to work as a "garzonetto" (Maestro's aide) at the age of 12, under the leadership of Mario Baldioli, his father. Initially, like for all kids, activity is a game, a constructive way of spending school holidays, but soon the game turns into deep passion and love for this wonderful art. Francesco Badioli is today one of the most affirmed "Masters". He has been working successfully for years in Mario's "Furnace", representing an example for younger (more and more rare) people who are approaching this activity. It's thanks to guys like Francesco if in the future you can still talk about "Glass Art".