Schantz Galleries features a museum-like collection of contemporary glass art in the heart of the Berkshires of Massachusetts. With its impressive roster of nationally and internationally recognized artists, visitors will be exposed to awe inspiring masterpieces in every technique and interpretation imaginable. One of the most well-established galleries of this kind, this location features remarkable sculptures and installations by highly respected and talented artists.
Mark Abildgaard • Rik Allen • Shelley Muzylowski-Allen • Michael Behrens • Alex Bernstein • Baldwin-Guggisberg • Giles Bettison • Martin Blank • Sonja Blomdahl • Latchezar Boyadjiev • Peter Bremers • Nancy Callan • William Carlson • James Carpenter • José Chardiet • Dale Chihuly • Jason Christian • Daniel Clayman • Paul Cunningham • Dan Dailey • Paul DeSomma • Bernie D’Onofrio • Fiaz Elson • Dan Friday • Jon Goldberg • Robin Grebe • Dorothy Hafner • Eric Hilton • David Huchthausen • Sidney Hutter • Richard Jolley • Kreg Kallenberger • John Kiley • Joey Kirkpatrick + Flora C. Mace • Vladimira Klumpar • Jon Kuhn • K. William Lequier • Steve Linn • Marvin Lipofsky • Dante Marioni • Paul Marioni • Richard Marquis • Benjamin Moore • Debora Moore • William Morris • Nick Mount • Pavel Novak • Karsten Oaks • Kelly O’Dell • Stephen Rolfe Powell • Kait Rhoads • Ross Richmond • Christopher Ries • Martin Rosol • Richard Royal • Tommie Rush • Toland Sand • David Schwarz • Thomas Scoon • Harue Shimomoto • Preston Singletary • Raven Skyriver • Paul Stankard • Lisabeth Sterling • Ethan Stern • Lino Tagliapietra • Winnie Teschmacher • Veruska Vagen • Bertil Vallien • Jen Violette • Randy Walker • David Walters • Steven Weinberg • Peter Wright • Karen Willenbrink-Johnsen • Erich Woll • Hiroshi Yamano
About the Artist
Blown glass, 16 x 14.5 x 5.25"
Molten glass is pulled into long canes, (rods), then combined in various color combinations, folded, stretched, and cooled. These rods of glass are then chopped into murrini, small discs with the design and coloration repeated within each piece. Various patterns and colors of murrini are then individually placed on a warmed, flat surface, in the design which the Maestro’s experience and technical skill allows him to blow and sculpt at the furnace without losing the clarity of the original murrini colors or patterns.
About the Artist
Blown glass, 45.75 x 14 x 8.75"
Lino Tagliapietra’s career is defined by a dedication to workmanship, innovation, and collaboration. Born in 1934 on the renowned glass-blowing island of Murano, Italy, Tagliapietra began his apprenticeship at age 11 with Muranese master Archimede Seguso from whom Tagliapietra achieved the status of Maestro Vetraio by the age of 21.
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