Saman Kalantari was born in Shiraz, Iran.
He received his Bachelor of Arts at Azad University in 1994.
Saman started working as a ceramic artist in 1992 and participated in several individual and group exhibitions.
He left his country of birth in 2004 and since then has been living in Italy.
Saman completed a two-year course at Vetroricerca Glas & Modern in Bolzano in 2007 where he discovered glass as a new medium.
Through working with glass, he was able to express his social experiences of life from both Iran and Europe.
Saman won the Bullseye “newcomer award from E -merge 2008 and Gold Award in 2018 in the United States and Glass Prize 2018 in the UK.
His works were published in Glasshouse, an international magazine for studio-glass (glashaus 3/2009) and Neues Glas / New Glass, the International journal focusing on studio glass No. 3/2011 and New Glass review 41 in 2020.