Glass + Tradition
It’s hard to separate glass as a material from the traditions and history that form the basis of the craft. In learning how to master glass blowing, many follow the advice given by Venetian Maestro Lino Tagliapietra: “If you make goblets with the same person for seven years, you can make anything in glass”. Producing thin, clean Venetian wine glasses are some of the most challenging things to make in glass as the thin material heats up and cools down much faster giving the artisan seconds to execute steps. Through years of repetition, these skill building exercises teach glassmakers temperature control and finesse. Much like teapots for ceramicists, these objects represent more than just extravagant wine glasses- they represent time and dedication spend to honoring a tradition and a craft.