Dominick Labino

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Name
Dominick Labino
born Fairmont City, PA 1910-died Grand Rapids, OH 1987
Active in
  • Clairton, Pennsylvania
  • Toledo, Ohio
Nationalities
U.S. States
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Luce Artist Biography

At the 1962 glass workshops run by Harvey Littleton (the pioneer of the studio glass movement), Dominick Labino provided the materials and expertise necessary to melt glass at a lower temperature and on a smaller scale. Labino considers himself an inventor rather than an artist and holds more than sixty patents in the U.S. for industrial glass processes, including the heat-resistant fibers used in space shuttles. He believes that understanding the properties of glass is essential to working with the medium. Labino has been influential in studio glass, formulating unique compositions, building his own equipment, and discovering new ways of working with color.

Works by This Artist

1979
hot-worked glass with internal veiling
1983
blown glass vase, red, blue, orange, white