Last weekend I had the pleasure of seeing a gorgeous exhibit at the Morris Museum of work by one of the giants of the art glass world, Lino Tagliapietra. He was born and raised on the island of Murano (Italy) which is practically synonymous with glass blowing; he became a "maestro" (master glass blower) in his 20's. As part of the exhibit, a film was shown of him blowing glass and talking about his lifetime of creating glass art. Although he is in his 80's now, he was described by other artists in the film as just as hard working as ever and I could see that as we walked through the exhibit and saw so much recently created work, including some new fused glass pieces, like this one above, "Monterrey." Knowing that his work is on view at museums all over the world, I was thrilled to see it at such an intimate and easy to get to location. The show at the Morris Museum runs through June 18. But if you aren't able to make it, check out his website where you can watch a video and take a look at his lifetime of creating beauty.