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Glassblower James Vella Profile (2021)

Art Rocks!



Genre: Art

Place Covered: New Orleans, Orleans Parish, Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2021-04-23

Duration: 00:11:36

Subjects: Arts | ARTISTS | Glass arts


  • Fox-Smith, James Host
  • Kendrick, Dorothy Producer
  • Vella, James Interviewee


This segment from the April 23, 2021, episode of the series “Art Rocks!” features Dorothy Kendrick’s profile of James Vella, a glassblower from New Orleans. He discusses: glassblowing as an art form; his introduction to glassblowing in college; representing nature in his work; the technical aspects of creating his pieces; his tools; his use of color; and his role as the glass studio manager at the YAYA Arts Center in New Orleans. Host: James Fox-Smith