I am currently in a three day class with Emilio Santini at FlameTree Glass. I'm doing his soft glass human form class while his other boro goblet class starts on Saturday. I'll post photos when I'm done.
He's a blast. His teaching style is perfect for my learning style. Not only will he repeat his demos (sometimes over and over- okay, I'm a slow learner when it comes to human form in the Italian style --I keep wanting to flash the piece in the flame and then limbs start dropping all over the place) And he is very verbal in his explanations... Emilio started working in glass at 11 years old in Murano and his years of experience really give him the knowledge to explain so much. Besides, I get to hear his lovely Italian accent which is so lyrical.
So, more later. But for now, just wanted you to know, that if you get an opportunity to take a class from him, jump at the chance. I've learned so much and day one is just over.