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    Lino Tagliapietra art glass vase

  • Ronnie Szczerba

    Lino Tagliapietra, the world's preeminent glass artist, donated the piece pictured, called Niomea, to the MIT Museum, where it’s on display.

  • Joni Bozzo

    Lino Tagliapietra | Niomea. Glass. Tagliapietra was apprenticed at the age of 11 and was considered a master by the time he turned 21. Awesome talent.

  • Bette

    Niomea by glassblowing master Lino Tagliapietra

  • Sharon Awbrey

    Lino Tagliapietra | Niomea. Glass. The piece Tagliapietra gave the MIT Museum exemplifies his knack for innovation: he invented a process that combines several classical Venetian techniques, including the famously difficult reticello, wherein two separate vessels of detailed cane (ribbons of colored glass) are created and one is slipped inside the other while both are still hot. The resulting overlapping pattern reflects “a very complicated and technically challenging operation,” says Houk.

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