Dino Rosin

Dino Rosin was born in Venice on May 30th, 1948.
While still a child he and his family moved to live in Murano, the famed glass making island in the Venetian lagoon.
He left school at the age of 12, and began to work as an apprentice at the oldest glassworks on the island, Barovier & Toso. His love of glass and his enthusiasm soon earned him a reputation.

In 1963 he joined his brothers Loredano and Mirco, owners of the Glass Studio “Artvet”.
His elder brother Loredano, born in 1936, was fast becoming famous as a maestro, he had already worked with Picasso, Chagal, Jean Cocteau and Le Corbusier, to mention only few of the great Artists who have frequented his glassworks-studio.

In 1975 Loredano and Dino opened the studio where Dino still works today. From that moment on, Dino worked with Loredano in the morning at the glassworks-studio and, in the afternoon, he developed his creative talents, studying raw materials and glass fusion techniques.

In the evening he designed and studied “cold shaping” techniques (glass cutting, grinding and polishing).

He was soon considered to be one of the best talents on the island, and one of the most skilled maestri.
In 1977 Loredano and Dino managed to recreate “calcedonia” whose secret had been lost for 500 years. Calcedonia was initially developed by Angelo Barovier in 1480. It was a real achievement.

In 1988 the two brothers and the American glass artist, William Morris, were invited to the Pilchuck Glass School, Washington State, to demonstrate their glass making skills.

In 1991 Loredano died tragically in a motor-launch collision in the Venetian lagoon.
The tragedy deeply affected his family, especially Dino.
It was three months before he returned to work but he returned with new determination.
With the help of his son, Diego, and brother Mirko, he got through this testing period and began to work as “primo maestro”.

His new venture “Studio Rosin s.r.l.” is keeping the family tradition alive.
Every year, he flies to the U.S. to give glass making demonstrations at:
Pilchuck Glass School, Wa.
California College of Arts & Craft, Berkeley, Ca.
University of Miami, Coral Gables, Fl.
New York Experimental Glass Workshop Inc. Brooklyn, N.Y.

Every year he flies to the U.S. to perform hot demonstrations.