Venetian Inspired Glass: The Italians have long been noted for their prowess in the mastery of glassblowing. They set the standard for the rest of the world in glass design and quality. The most notable historical pieces of Venetian glass come from what has been described by the Corning Museum of Glass as the “Golden Age of Glass,” which occurred between the years 1600-1750 A.D.
A few times a year, Jay assembles a team of glassblowers to help him pursue his passion of making Venetian inspired goblets and vessels. Each of these collections was created using ancient glassmaking techniques passed down for generations. Every piece is constructed of multiple “bits” of hot glass delivered to Jay by a talented assistant.
Jay has both taken and worked as a Teaching Assistant for Bill Gudenrath’s class: An in depth Introduction of Venetian Techniques at The Studio at the Corning Museum of Glass. He uses knowledge gained from Bill and other past instructors to create these technical pieces.