[PA-NJ Glassblowers] "The Glass is Alive" - Glass Masters at Work: Lino Tagliapietra DVD

Tony Patti gaffer at glassblower.info
Sun Oct 26 01:29:49 EDT 2008

*Lino Tagliapietra* utters the words "The Glass is Alive" two and a half 
minutes into this remarkable DVD video.  His words really resonated with 
me, and set the tone for this hour-long DVD.

Beyond watching some of the best glassblowing in the entire world, what 
I found remarkable about this DVD was watching the teamwork involved.  
It is not just a Primo Maestro working alone -- but much more like an 
Orchestral Conductor carefully coordinating the work of many others to 
produce  finished works -- but unlike the musical conductor who can 
perform his duties wearing a tuxedo, our "Conductor of Glass" works in a 
hostile environment with close proximity to 2,000 degree (Fahrenheit) 
molten glass!

And when I say "finished works" (plural) -- the DVD shows Lino making 
his Medusa, Isola, Piccadilly, Saturn, Dinosaur, Borneo, and Beirut 
glass art!

Aside from not feeling the heat of the furnace, the DVD makes you feel 
like you are right there in the studio with Lino.

Corning's web page describes this DVD as a "dazzling sensory experience" 
-- you might think that is marketing hyperbole, but it is _not_* *-- 
I've written of the "ballet of glassblowing" since I created the very 
first page of my website (which now contains more than 1,500 different 
web pages!) and beyond that ballet, the background music really 
contributes to the overall sensory wonder of the DVD.

**Glass Masters at Work: Lino Tagliapietra DVD*
issued by The Corning Museum of Glass (CMOG)

Glass Masters at Work: Lino Tagliapietra DVD

*Item #:* R2427

*Glass Masters at Work: Lino Tagliapietra DVD*

Color DVD presented by The Studio of The Corning Museum of Glass

Award-winning documentary filmmaker Robin Lehman catches the drama and 
intensity of maestro Lino Tagliapietra creating his inventive works in 
glass. Filmed at The Studio of The Corning Museum of Glass during a 
special, private workshop, and dramatically set to music for a dazzling 
sensory experience, this film allows students, artists, and anyone 
interested in glass the unique opportunity to experience the genius of 
this master glassmaker.

This DVD would make a WONDERFUL holiday present for any glassblower!
(and at less than $20 is a remarkable value)

Tony Patti
gaffer at glassblower.info

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