In under an hour, glass artist James Mongrain transforms blobs of molten glass into a stunning green dragon. The choreographed teamwork, the variety of tools, and the interesting narration make this a real treat.
Via Corning Museum of Glass:
See master gaffer James Mongrain and our Hot Glass Demo team explore traditional Venetian and Italian forms during Mongrain's extended stay as a guest artist in our Amphitheater Hot Shop. In this demo, Mongrain makes the decorative glass animals used later in the week in his 2300° demo.
Bonus video: the dragon being affixed to the vase, accompanied by Wild Adriatic:
• Guest Artist Demonstration: James Mongrain (YouTube / Corning Museum of Glass)
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