Master Class 1: Cane Working with Lino Tagliapietra (DVD preview)
Viewers follow the celebrated glassmaker Lino Tagliapietra as he makes canes(delicately patterned rods of glass) and uses them to decorate one of his intricate blown vessels at The Studio. Along the way, he notes the importance of the gather in cane-pulling, offers some observations on the state of glassmaking in Murano, and discusses his own philosophy of glassmaking. Good glassmaking, he says, is a combination of skill, energy, and ideas. Master Class Series, Vol. I: Cane Working With Lino Tagliapietra (30-minute color DVD presented by The Studio of The Corning Museum of Glass).