One Thousand Years, a Fated Encounter
The relationship between Lino Tagliapietra and glass can only be a work of fate. In this tiny island that holds the world’s richest glass legacy, behind the refinement of Venice, behind the surgical-like precision of artisan glassmakers, is one individual shaped by a rigorous and stringent apprenticeship.
Peering through the window of a glass studio, 6 year Lino witnessed the magical formation of a glass orb. At 10, despite the objection of his family, he dropped out of school and entered the studio as an apprentice. For two years he performed menial duties and endured the reproach of his master. He persevered and then gradually, starting from the basic cup and vase, he began working with glass.
“Flying hand” is a glassmaking technique in which the only tools used to create perfect balance, symmetry, and elegance are the artist’s own hands. The ability to remain one’s composure despite the onslaught of a 1,400°C fire is a sweat-drenched undertaking. 10 years toiling under these conditions can reshape a person down to their core because here, defeat prevails over success; only with the will to persist, bear failure and desire to learn will one discover that the “self” is trivial and develop a care for the outside world. Within the formless is the universe of an artist, one that shapes a steadfast artistic soul.
It is not for everyone.But Lino passed the test.
大師首度訪台 全方位360度感受Lino Tagliapietra大師魅力－－很抱歉，我遲到了二十年