Wonderful opaque red to clear bowl. It measures about 5 1/2 inches diameter across the top and is about 4 3/4 inches tall. This is signed and dated on the ground bottom by Labino in 1978. The lighted base is not included.
Labino's art works in glass are in the permanent collections of more than 100 museums throughout the world. Labino held over 60 glass-oriented patents in the United States.Labino was trained as an engineer at the. And began his professional career at.
A glass manufacturing plant in Clarion, Pennsylvania. In 1944, Dominick left Owens-Illinois.
To pursue the fiber glass industry with long-time business partner and Executive VP of I-O, Randolph H Barnard. Barnard formed Glass Fibers, Inc. In Toledo, Labino was the head of Research and Development. Creating Johns-Manville's modern fiber glass division. Labino stayed on as Vice President and Director of Research and development until his retirement in 1965.
Labino continued to serve as a research consultant until 1975. Labino was an innovator in the processes and machines used in forming glass fibers. Three of his inventions employing fiberglass. Were used in the Gemini.
To insulate them against extreme temperatures. According to art historian Martha Drexler Lynn, Labino had a life-long love of tools, inventing and problem-solving which he coupled with a passion for artistic endeavors...
His interest in blowing glass began in the 1930s, when he ran the Owens-Illinois milk bottling plant. There he had a laboratory in which he created glass formulas. In 1940, his predecessor at the plant, Ben Alderson, showed Labino how to blow glass. Labino later blew glass as a hobby; at Johns-Manville he built a home glass furnace at which to pursue the craft. An early project was a glass paperweight that he created in 1958 for a friend's retirement.By 1960 he had melted a batch of glass and created a primitive blowpipe. Labino and Harvey Littleton, with whom Labino would stage a ground-breaking glassblowing workshop at the Toledo Museum of Art in 1962, met during the time that Littleton was a ceramics instructor at the Toledo Museum of Art School of Design (1949 to 1951) and Labino was taking evening craft classes there. Labino's interest in Studio glass. Grew out of his frustration with industry.
In 1963 Labino set up his own glass studio on his farm near Grand Rapids, Ohio. He designed glass-blowing and finishing tools; built his own furnaces and annealing ovens; and began freehand blowing with molten glass. Through his research and development of new technologies, like the fusing of colors, he provided artists with the methods and tools to create glass as art in their own studios, no longer making it necessary to involve glass factories in their creative process. Labino opened his studio under the auspices of the Toledo Museum of Art School of Design in 1966 and 1967 to present three workshops.His interest in the education of fine artists in glass-working materials and techniques was furthered by the publication of his book Visual Art in Glass W. Brown Company, publishers in 1967.
Labino received an honorary doctorate from Bowling Green State University. In 1971 he received the Governor's Award for the Art, State of Ohio, and was presented with the first Ohio Art Council award for his contribution to the development of molten glass as a fine art form. Labino received the Toledo Glass and Ceramic Award in 1972, and was presented with the Rakow Award for Excellence in Glass by the Corning Museum of Glass in 1985. Labino received the Steuben Phoenix Award in 1977 for his contributions both to the production of industrial glass and to the use of glass in fine art.
Some of the national and international museums that have collected Dominick Labino's art work in glass include: Toledo Museum of Art. Toledo, Ohio; Cleveland Museum of Art. Cleveland, Ohio; Art Institute of Chicago. Chicago, Illinois; Corning Museum of Glass.
Corning, New York; Chrysler Museum of Art. Los Angeles, California; Smithsonian Institution.London, England; Kunstmuseum, Düsseldorf, Germany; National Glasmuseum, Leerdam. The Netherlands; Pilkington Glass Museum, England and Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe. He died at his home in Grand Rapids, Ohio. On January 11, 1987 aged 76. Please view the photo as it is part of the description. Low starting price with no reserve. I do not have control of international invoicing. Good luck and please see my other listings. This item is in the category "Pottery & Glass\Decorative Cookware, Dinnerware & Serveware\Bowls". The seller is "unicorn11111" and is located in this country: US. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Australia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, Japan, China, Sweden, Korea, South, Indonesia, Taiwan, South Africa, Thailand, Belgium, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Bahamas, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore, Switzerland, Norway, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Croatia, Republic of, Malaysia, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Panama, Trinidad and Tobago, Guatemala, Honduras, Jamaica, Antigua and Barbuda, Aruba, Belize, Dominica, Grenada, Saint Kitts-Nevis, Saint Lucia, Montserrat, Turks and Caicos Islands, Barbados, Bangladesh, Bermuda, Brunei Darussalam, Bolivia, Egypt, French Guiana, Guernsey, Gibraltar, Guadeloupe, Iceland, Jersey, Jordan, Cambodia, Cayman Islands, Liechtenstein, Sri Lanka, Luxembourg, Monaco, Macau, Martinique, Maldives, Nicaragua, Oman, Pakistan, Paraguay, Reunion, Uruguay.