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Dick Ditore


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Dick Ditore

Dick's passion for art began with his photographer father's influence - studying with him, shooting photos, working the dark room, entering competitions. "He taught me color and contrast which I use daily in my work with glass."

Kiln-formed glass is now his personal challenge and passion. "I love manipulating glass in a kiln -- controlling texture, shape and color -- through multiple firings. I feel no borders working kiln-formed glass."

Dick has studied fusing glass with private courses, and most recently attended Pilchuck Glass School to study under Klaus Moje, Judy Hill, and Lienors Torre.

"Constant exploration with glass is the lifeblood of my growth as an artist, and the building of a body of work of which I will long be proud."

Shows: 88th Annual Toledo Museum of Art; Cannon Art Gallery Juried Biennial; Mingei International Museum Escondido "Celebration of Glass"; National Liberty Museum "Glass Now 2004."

Commissions: "Ornaments" for Albert DuPont Bonsall Foundation; Steel and Glass sculpture for Yellow Coyote Tortilla Factory; Sculpture for Private Collectors.

Awards: Dominick Labino Memorial Award, Toledo Museum of Art 2006; Corning Foundation Award Nominee 2005; Uroboros Glass "Art of Glass" First Place 2004.

Media: Décor & Style Magazine, artist profile; Glass Craftsman Magazine, article/photos; WS Radio "Art Rocks."