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Simone Crestani Guest Artist Demonstration

Watch as Simone Crestani demonstrates sculpting glass on a boro glass blowpipe on July 26, 2018 in the Amphitheater Hot Shop. Crestani is dedicated to research and innovation and has used his experience to break away from the traditional glassmaking of Murano. Crestani now works borosilicate glass with a special technique of flameworking that he calls the “Hollow Sculpture” technique. Crestani is appreciated worldwide for his development and use of this technique. This particular way of working allows him to create large-scale objects in glass with fine details.

The Guest Artist Series features world-class visiting artists at work in the Amphitheater Hot Shop. These special, extended demonstrations provide a fascinating peek at the techniques, artistry, and improvisation that comprise contemporary glassmaking. Our own Hot Glass Demo Team assists and narrates for each artist, answering audience questions in real time.