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Lino Tagliapietra Maestro of Glass

Lino Tagliapietra

I first heard about Lino Tagliapietra in my first year of University when researching for icons of the American Studio Glass Movement for my first essay in my Art history module. He was a main influencer of the movement. I was instantly overwhelmed with the colours and forms I saw in his glass pieces, and wanted to learn how he could make such beautiful works of art. Sadly this was not to be for me due to the restraints the arthritis has in my hands making it unsafe for me to do Hot-Glass but I can still admire from the side lines.

Lino Tagliapietra, Endeavours

The work and discoveries he’s made in the world of Hot Glass is second to none. He bought colours and form to glass that could never be imagined before. Born on the Island of Murano, Italy in 1934 he learnt his art first by watching older glass blowers while he swept the floors of the Murano factories at the age of 11. And by the age of 12 was blowing glass himself. And the fact he became a Maestro when just 21 is incredible.

Lino Tagliapietra, Dinosaur3

He has not only made a great impact on me, Murano Glass itself but the whole of the American Studio Glass Movement its members, Teachers, and students. Not only did he demonstrate his craft at the world renowned Pilchuck Glass School. But has also done sessions at the Corning Museum of Glass as well as Bullseye Glass Works.

Lino Tagliapietra, Portofino

He has inspired glass artists throughout the world and has shown what are the possibilities of working with glass as a medium in Art.

to learn more about Lino Tagliapietra the link below will take you to his site

At Pilchuck Glass


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