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Published on May 2, 2016
“I hope my descendants will continue with this” Jesus Garcia: A Master Glass Blower
Meet the master artisan behind the Cisco Home hand blown glass lamps and learn why they are so beautiful and valuable. Learn what is behind the unique textures and light refractions of Cisco’s hand blown glass lighting.
The craft of glassblowing dates back to the last Century BC and the Roman Empire. The trade has been passed on from generation to generation throughout the world. The Spanish conquistadors introduced the technique to the Americas via Mexico, where it prospered.
Already a well established Glassmith in the city of Guadalajara, Mexico, Teodoro Garcia received an invitation to work in California where he perfected his skills, becoming recognized in Los Angeles as one of the most talented Masters of the craft. The legacy was passed on to his son, Jesus Garcia, who now preserves it for the next generation of glassblowers.