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.
Glass art by Hiromi MASUDA
Seahorses by Jennifer Umphress (Photo by Tami Meader Photography)
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.
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.
Chris Pantano - Australian glass artist - born in Sydney, Australia 1948