Monday, January 19, 2009

Monday Motivation - Lino Tagliapietra - Glass Artist

It's time for our Monday Motivation again and today I'm writing about the man, the maestro: Lino Tagliapietra. He's considered by many to be the best glass artist ever and I'm one of those people.

Born on the island of Murano in 1934, Lino apprenticed under Archimede Seguso and became a maestro at the age of 21.  Over the span of his career, his work has evolved to combine traditional Venetian technique with a contemporary artistic concept.  

In last week's post I talked about Centre College and it's wonderful glass program run by Stephen Rolfe Powell.  Since 2000, Lino has visited the program four times and generously shared his expertise and talent.  Like Steve, he's not only a fabulous artist, but a mentor and teacher as well.  So take a look at some of Lino's work and get your Monday Motivation!

1 comment:

  1. i love all the different ways to express outselves