Dante Marioni

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Dante Marioni
Born (1964-03-03) March 3, 1964 (age 55)
Mill Valley, California
EducationLino Tagliapietra, Benjamin Moore, Richard Marquis
Alma materPilchuck Glass School
Known forGlass Art
Notable work
Box Drum, Lightning Snake, Amber Gum Tree Leaf, Ruby Gum Tree Leaf, and Peridot Gum Tree Leaf
StyleClassical Greek, Italian
Dante Marioni Glass at The Tacoma Museum of Art

Dante Marioni (born March 3, 1964 in Mill Valley, California, U.S.) is an American glass artist.


Dante Marioni grew up among many artistic influences. His father, Paul Marioni, was involved in the American studio glass movement and, as a result, Dante was constantly exposed to the glassblowing artists of the San Francisco Bay Area. In 1979, the Marioni family moved to Seattle and Dante began to study glassblowing at The Glass Eye. He spent summers at the Pilchuck Glass School in Stanwood, Washington where his father taught. After graduating from high school, he started to pursue glassblowing as a career; working full-time at The Glass Eye. Marioni learned the art of glassblowing from masters like Lino Tagliapietra, Benjamin Moore, and Richard Marquis. He has taught in the United States, Australia, New Zealand, Japan, and Europe.

About his work[edit]

Marioni’s ensemble of glass vessels includes variations of vases, goblets, flasks, cups, and pitchers. His works reveal combinations of classical Greek, Italian, and modern forms using opaque and transparent colors. Some of Marioni’s pieces employ 'reticello', which resembles a net, and murrine (mosaic) techniques. As he has refined his technical skills, he tends to design with tall, sleek shapes.(see external link below)


Box Drum, one of Marioni's collaborative works, along with Preston Singletary

United States

  • Alabama
    • Birmingham Museum, Birmingham
    • Huntsville Museum, Huntsville
  • Arizona
    • University Art Museum, Arizona State University, Tempe
  • California
    • The Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles
  • Florida
    • Vero Beach Museum, Vero Beach
  • New York
  • North Carolina
    • Mint Museum of Craft and Design, Charlotte
  • Ohio
    • Cincinnati Art Museum, Cincinnati
  • Pennsylvania
    • The Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh
  • South Carolina
    • Columbia Museum of Art, Columbia
  • Tennessee
    • Hunter Museum, Chattanooga
  • Virginia
    • Chrysler Museum, Norfolk
  • Washington
    • Davis Wright & Jones, Seattle and Bellevue
    • Microsoft Corporation, Redmond
    • Safeco Insurance Company, Seattle
    • Security Pacific Bank, Seattle
    • The Prescott Collection of Pilchuck Glass at the U.S. Bank Centre, Seattle
  • Washington D.C.
    • MCI
    • National Museum of Art, Renwick Gallery, Smithsonian Institution
    • The White House Crafts Collection


  • National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
  • The Powerhouse Museum, Sydney

New Zealand


  • Japanese national Museum of Craft, Tokyo
  • Yokohama Museum of Art, Yokohama


1997 "Outstanding Achievement in Glass," UrbanGlass Award, Brooklyn

1988 "Young Americans," American Craft Museum, New York

1987 Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation Award

1985 The Glass Eye Scholarship, Seattle


Oldknow, Tina. Dante Marioni: Blown Glass. New York: Hudson Hills Press, 2000. ISBN 1-55595-204-6.

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