Dimarco del Vetro's Profile
The fire-breathing dragon representing DiMarco del Vetro symbolizes the fierce determination to create form from glass and fire that has earmarked artist, Deborah DiMarco. With a background in fine art & illustration and off-set web printing & graphics, Deb turned to glass as a medium for 3-D art and design. Seeing molten glass as pigment waiting to be sculpted into form, she enjoys the discipline of working at the torch. Striving for perfection controlling a hot medium is especially interesting.
"Working with glass makes me feel like an alchemist, bringing me closer to the elements of earth and space. I am totally drawn to this medium. It is always a challenge and amazes me and gives me surprises."
Deb enjoys sculpting whimsical creatures, each piece created with its own personality, formed from fire, born at the torch. She also works with kiln cast glass, fused & slumped glass and creates one-of-a kind jewelry designs using her own hand-made glass beads and pendants.
Ms. DiMarco has taught at the Walk-In Workshop of Corning Museum of Glass and has also served as Administrator to the Carlisle School of Glass Art in Millville, NJ. Currently she is working and teaching from her studio in Salem, NJ where she lives with Abby and Jango her two Bouvier des Flandres dogs.
Salem Community College, NJ
Philadelphia College of Art. PA
DeAnza Jr. College, CA
Fleisher's Memorial Art School, PA
Banana Factory, Bethlehem, PA
Gallery 50, Bridgeton, NJ
La Botegga of Art, Millville, NJ
Noyes Museum, Hammonton, NJ
Wheaton Arts, Millville, NJ