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Travertino

This series uses elegant teardrop shapes to showcase the intricate cane on their surfaces. Because Lino has blown these vessels to have a very narrow base, the impression is that the artworks are floating on air.

2015
15.75”h x 8.5”w x 26.25”d

Avventurine Batman

This Batman features Avventurine, which combines metal shavings into the molten glass. As far as the shape of this series is concerned, Lino happily acknowledges that “I was inspired by the famous superhero." 

2017
11”h x 9.5”w x 3.5”d

Ursula

Lino plays with transparency in this striking work. Using Aquilone murrini with large “windows” allows the viewer to see through the piece to the pattern on the opposite side. Lino comments that he enjoys this “dualism” and explores depth through this method. 

2020
20.5” h x 17” w x 8” d

Gondola

Lino took inspiration for the Gondola series from the boats that fill Murano's landscape. The simplified boat forms developed from Lino’s admiration for Corto Maltese, a series of Italian comics that chronicle the adventures of a sailor.

2012
5”h x 71.75”w x 7.5”d

Gion

Lino has visited Japan a number of times and remains fascinated by the culture and landscape of this captivating country. This work is named for a district in Kyoto, a region with rich history and tradition. 

2019
19.5”h x 13.25”w x 6.25”d

Masai Totem

The Masai Series is another of Lino’s enduring inspirations. Named for the Masai Tribe of Kenya and Tanzania, Lino pays homage to the tribe’s long decorative spears in these wall installations. This totem was designed by the Maestro in 2020 as a new way of presenting the works.

2020
122" h x 28" w x 28" d

Avventurine Fenice

Fenice, or “phoenix” in English, is named for La Fenice theatre in Venice. These works gracefully curve into delicately tapered necks, and feature avventurine - a technique that imbeds metal shavings into the molten glass to create a metallic effect. 

2019
17”h x 18.25”w x 6.5”d

Osaka

The Osaka vessels have a painterly quality. The simple form allows Lino to explore pattern and texture in the murrine. The banded design recalls traditional Japanese kimono. The horizontal stripes of Lino’s vessels recall the obi that wrap around kimonos and secure them in place.

2011
15.75" h x 8.75" w x 6.25" d

Endeavor

Lino began the Endeavor series in the late 1980's, using molds to create small and slender boats. Over the next 10 years, Tagliapietra continued to experiment with Endeavor, eventually achieving the meter-long vessels that compose the series today.

2009
8.75" h x 63" w x 7.5" d

Dinosaur

The Dinosaur series represents the drama of glassblowing. Lino stretches and curves the neck of the vessel in the last moments of the glassblowing process - a feat that requires the precision and attention of the entire glassblowing team. 

2020
57”h x 18”w x 10”d