Watch a master glassblower make an intricate dragon

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)