Paul Marioni this is Dante's father and the art glass beginning in US. His daughter makes jewelry. Some family. He has given about 400 pieces of his studio glass to the Tacoma Museum. It includes son and daughter's works too.
Scientists say a cut glass bowl excavated from a 5th-century burial mound in Nara Prefecture originated in ancient Persia, the first domestic glassware scientifically confirmed to have arrived from western Asia. The chemical composition was almost identical to that of glass shards excavated from the ruins of a palace from the Sasanian Empire (226-651) in present-day Iran and Iraq.The glass bowl is on display at the Tokyo National Museum through Dec. 7.
Dante Marioni (b. 1964) is the son of Paul Marioni and also a glass artist. He is most well known for his freely blown, colorful, tall, and thin vessel forms. His work is influenced in its form by the Venetian tradition. He attended Pilchuck Glass School, Colorado Mountain College, and Penland School of Craft.
Google his name. Click on the images of his work...You could look for hours. It amazes me not only how talented/gifted he is, but also how prolific he has been in his career. I must learn more about this fascinating man. Dale Chuhuly
Chihuly Icicles - Whether illuminated by the sun or moon, Dale Chihuly's Icicles, the Icicle Creek Chandelier, sparkles like a living presence from the forest. Almost nine feet tall, the sculpture of 1,060 parts in the shape of icicles was Chihuly's first permanent outdoor installation. Designed to withstand the dramatic temperature changes of the Leavenworth area, each piece is secured to a steel armature attached to one of the largest boulders on the site. This is so beautiful when you see…