Artist Dale Chihuly has developed many techniques over the past thirty years, including the fundamentals of a team. At the helm of the studio glass movement, he was instrumental in bringing glass out of the factories and into a more experimental environment. As the function and development of Chihuly's work evolved into larger-scale series as well as installations, it became apparent that the roles and structure of the group would now transform into a team effort to create a vision led by Chihuly. Teamwork is now a process integral in the world of glassmaking.
A unique work by Dale Chihuly demands the participation of up to twelve people. These people, who have varying skills and talents, are now distinguished in their own right. They exude a form of communication that is not always verbal, making the relationships between these artisans a masterpiece in itself. A rare glimpse into the creative process, Team Chihuly portrays the relationship and development between master glassblower Dale Chihuly and other renowned artists including Dante Marioni, Benjamin Moore, William Morris, and Richard Royal as well as Italian Glass Masters, Pino Signoretto and Lino Tagliapietra.
Dale Chihuly, who introduces Team Chihuly, has contributed to revolutionizing the studio glass movement by expanding its original premise of the solitary artist to encompass the notion of collaborative teams and a division of labor within the creative process.
11 x 9"
240 pages, 228 color illustrations