Reticello is a beautiful pattern of criss-cross spiraling lines with an air bubble at each intersection. It is a traditional Venetian pattern that has been done since the 1500's. It is an exceedingly difficult pattern to make. The illustration on the t-shirt shows how the pattern is acheived and the bubbles are made.
Reticello is created when separate bubbles are blown with spiraling cane (stripes) designs. One spirals to the right, the other spirals in the opposite direction to the left. One bubble is then blown into the other and they are fused together. The two designs criss-cross and at each intersection a bubble is formed.
Walt Lieberman has been working in glass for 40+ years. He started at the Massachusetts College of Art in Boston. He is an emcee and lecturer on the History of Glass at the Museum of Glass, Tacoma. He has been a faculty member and artist-in-residence at the world famous Pilchuck Glass School. He also is an internationally known glass painter. His work is in various prestigious museum collections such as the Corning Museum of Glass, The Museum of Glass in Tacoma, and the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts. He exhibits his artwork at the Traver Gallery in Seattle.
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