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Fountain with Blue, from the Fountain Series

1979 Dominick Labino Born: Fairmont City, Pennsylvania 1910 Died: Grand Rapids, Ohio 1987 hot-worked glass with internal veiling 7 1/4 x 2 3/4 x 2 5/8 in. (18.4 x 6.9 x 6.8 cm) Smithsonian American Art Museum Gift of Elmerina and Paul Parkman 1999.89.3 Not currently on view



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“My approach to glass can be summed up with a Bell Telephone slogan from the 1930s: ‘To Measure is to Know How.’” Dominick Labino, “Glass: Artist and Influence,” 1981

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In charge of glassmaking at a milk bottle plant in Clarion, Pennsylvania, Dominick Labino worked in the laboratory, where he was able to melt small quantities of glass and develop colors. He made glass buttons for the plant manager’s daughter and his own two daughters with their initials on them, and considered his interest in color to evolve from this. “If there’s no challenge, there’s no fun! and colors are a challenge, there’s no end to them. I’m still working on colors!”

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decorative arts - glass

Crafts - Glass

About Dominick Labino

Born: Fairmont City, Pennsylvania 1910 Died: Grand Rapids, Ohio 1987

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