Diego Rodríguez is the master glass blower at the Royal Crystal Factory of La Granja in San Ildefonso, Segovia. He is the last link in a craft tradition dating from the XVIIIth century.
We discovered this evocative little video illustrating an article in the Madrid newspaper El Mundo.com the other morning. It was bemusing to discover at the end that it’s an ad for our local beer. Nonetheless, we’re going to link to it here for its charm and good taste. See if you don’t agree.
Link to “Youngest Maestro” video: http://www.metropoli.com/comer/2013/09/17/523731a3684341ec2e00000e.html