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8 Century Tradition of Hand Blown Glass in Tuscany Italy DYING OUT!



My name is Isak Lystad I am a glass artist from Seattle, Washington, however 5 years ago I moved to Tuscany, Italy.

We now have an initiative live online to raise funds to establish a non profit artistic glassblowing school in the historical center of Florence Italy.

The realization of our vision would carry on the 8 century tradition of blowing glass by hand in Tuscany which has all but died out.

With only one glassblowing factory left, learning on the job is no longer a sustainable method to transfer this traditional knowledge in the region. No independent schools our public glass studios exist as the history here has been almost completely industrial.

Please take a moment to watch our video to learn more about the project:

To learn about Tuscan glass, and the artistic approach we would like to introduce to Tuscany/Italy please watch this video:

We welcome and appreciate any and all types of support and constructive criticism.
Please do not hesitate to contact me for any reason.
Thank you for your time and attention.

Kindest Regards,

Isak Lystad


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