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However, Murano glassmakers did take pleasure in a monopoly on excessive-quality glassmaking for centuries and developed or refined many glass technologies that, centuries later, still are being employed by glassmakers at the moment. These Murano glassmaking techniques included crystalline glass, smalto (enameled glass), avventurina (glass with threads of gold, known in English as aventurine), millefiori (vibrant, multicolored glass canes, literally a thousand flowers), lattimo (milk glass), and glass imitation gems.
It has been 10 YEARS since ISLAGA (Indiana Society of Lampwork & Art Glass Artists) was fashioned in July of 2003. Contributions of time, data, fellowship and dedication have made this milestone attainable. Many have formed deep friendships through the years, and have grown professionally with their Art. It has been an thrilling journey, and one we hope will proceed for a few years!
Chihuly: 365 Days is a gorgeously illustrated photograph survey of his career that spans four many years. Through the greater than 500 beautiful photographs, you may get to know all elements of Dale Chihuly’s work, from his smaller items to his huge outdoor installations. There are also also private photos, most of them by no means before published, of Chihuly, his staff, his studio in Seattle, Washington and his wonderful drawings that information his crew in establishing his complex glass sculptures and installations, accompanied by quotes by and about him. A must for any fan of his work.
While I beloved the esteemed paperweights of famous glass shops, comparable to Baccarat and St. Louis, none were more attention-grabbing to me than my uncle’s paperweights. I loved to go to his studio the place literally a whole bunch of his paperweights were on dazzling show. Some have been sitting on small bases which shot a beam of light via the glass, making a exceptional effect. Inside each glass globe there was a captivating world of shade, character and kind.