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Fall 2013


Countless 3-D art forms have persisted over the centuries such as pottery and sculpting and evolve as the artists do. Lampworking is an interesting exception as the art remains relatively unchanged since the Venetian masters of Murano in the 14th century first created the art form. While evidence of glass-making has existed since about the third millennium BC, the fourteenth-century Venetians were the artists that brought the material to the forefront of modern art. They invented many tools and pioneered countless techniques that are still used in the art form today. Here I will discuss the inspiration for my work and the Venetian context from which it grew.

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