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The Beauty of Lattimo Glass

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The Beauty of Lattimo Glass

Art collectors and designers have coveted Murano glass in all of its forms for centuries, often because of its bright use of color. However, lattimo glass, one of the most legendary types of Murano glass, stands out for its lack of color. Lattimo glass was very popular during the Golden Age of Murano glass, around the 16th century, and museums around the world now display some of the most iconic lattimo glass creations. A Matter of Chemistry Lattimo (from Italian latte, “milk”) is an opaque white glass made by using disperse microcrystals that separate within the glass as it cools....

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Another Four Glass Artists You Should Know About

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Another Four Glass Artists You Should Know About

assion for glass is a tradition that has existed for centuries. Artists around the world have been particularly fascinated by working with Murano glass, using the old glassmaking techniques to bring amazing pieces to life. A couple of months ago, we brought you a list of four legendary Murano glass artists, who studied the techniques beginning from their childhood years. Today, we bring you four non-Italian artists who also create wonderful works of art with glass. Sidney Hutter Born in Champaign, IL in 1954, Hutter has been working with glass since the early 70's. He founded his own institute in Boston,...

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Tasty Facts about Kosher Wine You Should Know

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Tasty Facts about Kosher Wine You Should Know

Wine is an essential element of the Jewish faith, and has played a pivotal role in rituals and celebrations for centuries. For those that adhere to a kosher diet, choosing the right wine goes far beyond enology, and is more about the elements that must be present while making and consuming the wine for it to be considered holy. It’s not as scary as it sounds, it’s just a matter of reading the labels in the supermarket and knowing the right type of wine for the occasion. What does kosher mean? Foods and beverages are considered kosher when they conform...

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HANUKKAH: Celebrate the triumph of light over darkness

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HANUKKAH: Celebrate the triumph of light over darkness

HANUKKAH, the Jewish festival of rededication, is also known as the Festival of Lights. Beginning on the 25th day of the Jewish month of Kislev, the festival lasts eight days. It celebrates the rededication of the Temple in Jerusalem after its defilement by the Syrian Greeks in 164 BCE, and the miracle of lights that happened after that victory. THE HISTORY OF HANUKKAH  Alexander the Great conquered Syria, Egypt, and Palestine, but allowed the lands under his control a certain level of autonomy, including the freedom to continue observing their own religions. More than a century later, a successor of...

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Four Great Murano Glass Artists You Should Know

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Four Great Murano Glass Artists You Should Know

For centuries, the work of Murano glassmakers has fascinated the art world. Plenty of artists and craftsmen have come and gone, but few have managed to make a name for themselves beyond the island. Today, we’ll talk about four of the most famous Murano glass artists, whose pieces are iconic of the modern Murano style. Through their artwork, these four masters honor the legacy of the island’s tradition, while also giving it their own modern touch. Davide Salvadore Born in Murano, Davide Salvadore is one of the most well known modern Murano glass artists. Descended from a family of glassworkers,...

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