Dante Marioni’s signature style has been described as the purest of classical forms executed in glass by an American glassblower. His sophisticated and boldly colored contemporary vessels are inspired by Greek and Etruscan forms that reflect the rich history of classical Mediterranean pottery and bronzes.
Art and glass have been a lifelong pursuit for Marioni. The son of studio glass pioneer Paul Marioni, he was raised in a family of influential artists and he learned traditional Venetian glassblowing techniques from some of the greatest masters in contemporary glass. He began blowing glass at the age of 19, and he was given his first solo gallery show, in Seattle, four years later. Since the strong start of his career, Marioni has garnered international recognition and acclaim for his elegant and inventive work in glass.
Marioni will also provide a public demonstration at The Studio the following day, Friday, February 26, 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.