For Lino Tagliapietra, glass art represents his life: Venice and the lagoon, its shadow and light. "It is part of my culture, my brain, my blood," he says. Raised on the island of Murano, Tagliapietra rose from a working class family and a minimal education to become an internationally acknowledged glass artist and maestro, an honor given to the most highly recognized of Italian glassmakers.
Tagliapietra worked exclusively on Murano until coming to the Pilchuck Glass School in Stanwood, Washington at the invitation of Benjamin Moore in 1979. Working with unfamiliar tools and speaking no English, Tagliapietra created unique pieces of glass using techniques that had rarely, if ever, been seen in the United States at that time. Despite the tradition of secrecy surrounding Italian glassblowing, he imparted knowledge to his students and colleagues, believing that keeping tradition and history alive is of the greatest importance.
While he was not the first to leave the island and its glass companies for independent work, Tagliapietra did become the first Murano artist to experience widespread international recognition, particularly in the United States. He combines techniques that are rooted in the thousand-year-old Venetian glassmaking tradition and brings fresh and creative perspectives to art in glass. Tagliapietra's work stands within the grandest tradition of the decorative arts, an honored discipline of unabashed beauty and exquisite craftsmanship.
October 2, 2008 - January 11, 2009.
Rosa Barovier Mentasti descends from one of the oldest glass manufacturing families in Murano. She studied the history of glass at Padua University and has taught at the Academy of Fine Arts in Venice and at the Abate Zanetti School of Glass in Murano.
The homepage has a short introduction to the artist, who had an usual career trajectory as he started working in glass factories in Murano, Italy as a child and then eventually became a designer and craftsman for the glass industry. To view his works, the visitor has.
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A career overview of the Italian glass artist - from Venice’s famous Murano glass center - who teaches at the Pilchuck Glass School.
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A Modern Renaissance in Italian Glass Susanne K. Joseph Goldberg built a reputation as an abstract artist working with geometric shapes in the unusual technique of encaustic painting. He combines techniques that are rooted in the thousand-year-old Venetian glassmaking tradition and brings fresh and creative perspectives to art in glass. Pub. with Museum of Glass, Tacoma 2008.