Giovanni Battista, master glassblower, spent his life pursuing perfection. As a young man, he became captivated by a modern, scientific glass called borosilicate. This glass is incredibly durable and crystal clear, and must be worked at much higher temperatures than Murano glass. In 1964, after apprenticing in Zurich for many years, he returned to his home just outside Venice and opened his own workshop. Today, more than fifty years later, his three children, Luigi, Roberto and Monica carry on the family tradition to honor his memory.