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Giuliano Ballarin
Giuliano Ballarin
Giuliano Ballarin: Cornucopia Vase, Cup with base, Reticello filigree cup
Giuliano Ballarin: Cornucopia Vase, Cup with base, Reticello filigree cup
Joan Crous
Joan Crous
Joan Crous, The Passers by, pâte de verre
Joan Crous, The Passers by, pâte de verre
Lino Tagliapietra
Lino Tagliapietra
Lino Tagliapietra, Dinosaur, the color bands have been obtained with the technique of the incalmo. Cut and battuto engraved glass.
Lino Tagliapietra, Dinosaur, the color bands have been obtained with the technique of the incalmo. Cut and battuto engraved glass.
 
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Glass in Venice Prize 2014 Edition

Third edition to Giuliano Ballarin and Joan Crous
Lifetime career prize to Lino Tagliapietra
 
Works of award-winning artists
Works of award-winning artists
 

8 october 2014, Palazzo Franchetti
Istituto Veneto di Scienze, Lettere ed Arti

The prize giving ceremony for the Glass in Venice Prize and the Riedel Award 2014 took place at the Istituto Veneto on Wednesday 8 October in the presence of: 
Gian Antonio Danieli, president of the Istituto Veneto di Scienze Lettere ed Arti 
Georg Riedel, president of Riedel Crystal 
Gabriella Belli, director of the Fondazione Musei Civici di Venezia 
Rosa Barovier, glass historian and the prize winning artists.

Prize Committee
Gabriella Belli, director of the Fondazione Musei Civici di Venezia
Rosa Barovier, glass historian
Sandro Franchini, cancelliere of the Istituto Veneto di Scienze Lettere ed Arti

The third edition of the Glass in Venice Prize was awarded on 8 October 2014 by the Istituto Veneto di Scienze, Lettere ed Arti to Giuliano Ballarin in recognition of his extraordinary expertise in one of the most important Venetian techniques, that of filigree, and to the artist Joan Crous for the originality of his works, his evocative installations and his technique developed both in the creative and executive stages. 
A lifetime career prize was awarded for the first time this year to the master glassmaker Lino Tagliapietra, one of the best known Murano artists around the world for his refined technique combining ancient knowledge and original, innovative forms.

Works of award-winning artists were exhibited in the atrium of Palazzo Loredan.
9 october - 7 november 2014
All days from 10.00 am to 6.00 pm. Free Entrance

Giuliano Ballarin was born in Murano March 15, 1942 into a family whose tradition of glass art has been handed down from generation to generation since 1400.Is approached at a very young age to the world of glass revealing strong learning skills supported by keen intelligence and lively curiosity.(Artist's page)

Joan Crous is Spanish but has lived and worked in Italy for 25 years, in the Tuscan-Emilian Apennines. 
He had a multi-discipline education: while studying for his degree in history he also attended the Massana art academy in Barcelona. He specialises in glass visiting international centres (Strasburg, Prague, Montreal and in the US) and studying various techniques. 
(Artist's page)

Lino Tagliapietra is an exceptional glass master and well known world-round as glass artist. He was born in Murano and was just a young man when he first entered a glass makers shop: he became a glass maestro in the 1950’s and has worked for some of the most prestigious glass makers in the island.
(Artist's page)

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The winner artists
The winner artists