I visited Seattle, WA back in March of 2008. While I was out there I had opportunity to visit the Tacoma Museum of Glass. The glass collection was amazing and the hotshop was insane. It was also, the only time during my visit that I was actually warm! If you are ever in the area it is well worth the time to visit.
While I was there master glassblower, Lino Tagliapietra had an amazing exhibition going on. I really didn’t know much about him before this but fell in love with his work and have been an avid fan ever since. He has recently opened a studio in the Seattle area and I would love to go back to Seattle just so I can see his workspace. The photos above and below are examples of some of the work he had on display at the Tacoma Museum of Glass.
I love the shape of these vessels and over the years I have looked for ways to create a similar shape. This was my interpretation.
Who are your glass heroes? Who or what inspires you to get into the studio?