Stromboli HG921

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Object Name: 
Stromboli HG921
Accession Number: 
Overall H: 42.5 cm, W: 29.2 cm, D: 14.6 cm
On Display
Credit Line: 
Gift of the Ben W. Heineman Sr. Family
Web Description: 
Tagliapietra has had a lasting impact on American studio glassblowing. A beloved teacher and a respected artist, he has influenced the careers of an entire generation of American artists working in glass. In recent years, he has divided his studio time between Seattle and Murano. His Stromboli series is inspired by the infamous volcano of Stromboli, one of the Aeolian Islands of Italy. Stromboli has been in nearly continuous eruption for 2,000 years and it is one of the most active volcanoes on the earth. In this vessel, molten lava is suggested by the band of brilliant red murrine that spreads across the blackness of the mass of the vessel, which represents the volcano. The mouth of the vessel is wide and uneven, like the round cone of a volcano that has been disfigured by eruptions.
Heller Gallery, Former Collection
Heineman, Ben W. Sr. Family, Source
Lino Tagliapietra 2002
Primary Description: 
Fused and blown murrine, cut.
Corning Museum of Glass
Contemporary Glass Gallery and Changing Exhibitions Gallery
Voices of Contemporary Glass: The Heineman Collection (2009) illustrated, pp. 304-305, pl. 202; BIB# 109983
Glass Museum says 'Thank You' (2006-07-21) illustrated, p. 1;
Museum Gets Biggest Gift Ever (2006-07-21) illustrated, pp. 1a, 1c, 4c;