Dino Rosin was born in Venice, Italy on May 30, 1948. His family moved to the glassmaking island of Murano when he was two months old. At the age of twelve, he left school and began work as an apprentice at the Barovier and Toso glassworks where he remained until he joined his brothers, Loredano and Mirko, at their factory, Artvet, in 1963. Dino continued at Artvet until 1975 when he moved to Loredano's newly established studio as his assistant. There Dino collaborated with his brother for almost 20 years. He was Loredano's right hand in the "piazza" and a master in his own right in cold work.
In 1988, Dino Rosin was invited to Pilchuck Glass School in the state of Washington to teach solid freehand glass sculpture with Loredano and the American glass artist, William Morris. Then in 1992, Loredano met an untimely death in a boating accident. Dino assumed the role of "maestro" and began single-handedly to produce his brother's old designs and ultimately his own., His skillful use of "calcedonia" glass is unique and makes his pieces recognizable and highly collectible.
Dino Rosin uses the ancient technique of "calcedonia" coloration for his glass works of art. Each sculpture has its own unique coloration, not to be duplicated. Colors range from bright yellows to deep purples,varying on the metals used, temperature and duration the glass is in the furnace. There are many styles to choose from but no two are ever identical. In Dino Rosin's works, the designs are similar but colors will always vary.
Dino Rosin's work is shown at many galleries throughout the United States. His first personal appearance tour in America in 1993 was a great success and he has continued to visit galleries to much acclaim. He has made several gallery appearances through the United States, culminating in a one-man show at the prestigious Corning Museum in Corning, New York.
Dino Rosin was born in Venice in 1948 and grew up on the glass making island of Murano. At age 12 he began working as an apprentice learning the secrets of Murano glass making. He later joined his brothers and worked his way to becoming a Master. In 1988, Dino was invited to the Pilchuck Glass School in the state of Washington in the U.S. to teach solid, free-hand glass sculpture with Loredano and the American glass artist, William Morris. Examples of his skill at cutting and finishing large glass sculptures have been exhibited in all of Rosin’s shows. His work has also been displayed at the Museo Dell’arte Vetrariain Murano.
Calcedonia glass is both one of the oldest and one of the most rare types of glass. For 500 years the mystery of Calcedonia glass has fascinated the world. Items made in Calcedonia glass are among the most treasured holdings of the famous museums. The secret of the production of Calcedonia glass was finally rediscovered in 1856 but lost again by the turn of the century. In 1977, the Rosins again achieved the miracle of Calcedonia. Combining transparent and Calcedonia glass, Dino Rosin creates sculptures of ephemeral beauty. The limpid glory of each piece demonstrates the mystical breath of creation..
When his brother Loredano was killed in a boating accident, Dino Rosin carried on the family tradition and has become the “Master”. He has been invited to teach at the Corning Glass School in Corning, NY and the prestigious Pilchuck Glass School in Washington. His work is exhibited and collected worldwide.