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Lino Tagliapietra Guest Artist Demonstration | Multi-colored sculpture (2016)

Watch a never-before-released demonstration with Venetian glass Maestro, Lino Tagliapietra, at work in the Amphitheater Hot Shop in 2016. Tagliapietra is recognized the world over as a master of traditional techniques, a teacher who has shaped the world of contemporary glass, and an artist who creates sculptures renowned for their complexity, elegance, and visual poetry. This demonstration from June 2016 was never live streamed, making it now available online for the first time ever. Unfortunately we do not have a shot of the final piece out of the annealer. To see examples of Tagliapietra's work, visit his website and learn more about the artist on the Museum's website The Guest Artist Series features world-class visiting artists at work in the Amphitheater Hot Shop. These special, extended demonstrations provide a fascinating peek at the techniques, artistry, and improvisation that comprise contemporary glassmaking. Our own Hot Glass Demo Team assists and narrates for each artist, answering audience questions in real time. Learn more at