Saman Kalantari

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Saman Kalantari

Saman Kalantari was born in Shiraz in Iran in 21st  of  September 1972.

He got his B.A. in foreign language from Azad university in 1994.Saman started working as a ceramic artist since 1992 and has participated in several exhibitions both single and group shows.He fled his country in 2004 and since then has been living in Italy as a political refugee. In 2005 he began a two-year course at Vetroricerca Glas & Modern in Bolzano and discovered a new medium: “Glass” which was the right material to describe his social and political experiences of life both in Iran and in Europe.  In  2007  he got his diploma and since then lives as a part-time glass artist.  He won the Bullseye  “newcomer award from E -merge  2008  in the United States.

Glasshouse, and international glass studio, has recently published an article on Saman’s glasswork .(glashaus 3/2009).