Glass Craft: Mindfulness & Creativity makes for Magic.
“He makes it look easy – when it quite obviously is far from it – the sign of a true craftsman.”
“I was also struck by the pure craftsmanship this gentleman displayed.
In a world of computer generated art, brought to life with 3-D printers and mass production, a true master of an ancient craft is both awe inspiring and amazing to watch.”
Vittorio Costantini is a Venetian glass master known for his precisely rendered small flameworked sculptures. He is inspired by nature, and he works with a range of subjects, including multi-colored insects, butterflies, birds, fish, and flowers. Costantini’s pieces are celebrated for their accuracy of form and truth to detail. The film, by Academy and Emmy award-winning documentary filmmaker Robin Lehman, was made at The Studio of The Corning Museum of Glass.
Mark Matthews is renowned for the impressive range of techniques he uses to produce complex geometric patterns and realistic interpretations of animal pelts within glass spheres. For his marbles, Matthews draws heavily from historical influences that span the 3,500-year history of glassmaking. The film, by Academy and Emmy award-winning documentary filmmaker Robin Lehman, was made at The Studio of The Corning Museum of Glass.