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latticino glass heart

by Jody Fine
Handmade
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Sweet Hearts

Like an old-fashioned marble, these small latticino glass hearts are full of vibrant, colorful swirls, stripes and spirals. The lively colorful strips hug the curves of the heart creating one fluid visual statement. Handmade by Jody Fine in Mason, Michigan. Like marbles, each is one-of-a-kind and will vary.

Latticino refers to style and design of old-fashioned marbles, characterized by their unique patterns and colors. The tradition of hand making marbles went out of vogue when the industrial revolution made mass-produced marbles possible.

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Handmade
Item ID
17001
Made from
glass
Measurements
approx. 2.25" H x 2.25" W
  • the maker
Jody Fine

Jody Fine

Artist Jody Fine, long recognized as a master of his craft, says of his work, "I am one lucky fellow! I love to get up in the morning, hug my wife and son, and get into the studio. I hope that some of my joy and delight comes through in my work."

Accomplished in the classical Italian techniques of latticino, murrini and millifiori, Fine uses these ancient methods to create contemporary "off-hand" blown pieces.

Jody's one-of-a-kind works include sculptural forms and vessels distinguished by bright multicolored patterns and loose organic shapes. Following studies at New York's Bard College, the University of California at San Diego, Jody received a National Endowment for the Arts master-apprenticeship grant to study glassblowing under Maestro William Bernstein. After completing his apprenticeship in the 1970s, Jody formed a partnership with Dick Marquis and Jack Wax in Berkeley, California. He established his own studio, J. Fine Glass, in 1980.

Jody has conducted workshops and seminars at major universities and design schools throughout the country, including Detroit's Center for Visual Studies, California State Universities at San Jose and at Sonoma, the Penland School of Crafts, the Pilchuck School, UCLA, and the California College of Arts and Crafts. His works have been shown at major museums and galleries, including the American Crafts Museum in New York, the Seattle Museum of Art, The Triton Museum in California, the Habitat Gallery in Michigan, The deYoung Museum in San Francisco, Seekers Gallery in California, the Jewish Museum in New York and in the "American Glass" exhibition shown at museums throughout Japan.

Jody's pieces reside in numerous private and public collections, including those of the Marble Collectors Society of America, the Smithsonian, the Corning Glass Museum and President Bill Clinton's White House collection. Several are currently traveling in the U.S. with the "Hot and Cool" Exhibition.

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LATTICINO GLASS HEART
 
3.7

(based on 35 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (11)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (14)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (5)

71%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Attractive (28)
  • Unique (21)
  • Bright (16)
  • Durable (6)

Cons

  • Too small (9)
  • Low quality (4)
  • Delicate (3)

Best Uses

  • Office (13)
  • Living room (9)
  • Bedroom (4)
  • Gifts (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Midrange shopper (30), Budget shopper (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes (28), No (7)

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4.0

Good purchase

By 

from Holland, MI

About Me Midrange Shopper

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Attractive Design
  • Bright
  • Durable
  • Unique

Cons

  • A little too large

Best Uses

  • Gifts

Comments about LATTICINO GLASS HEART:

The heart is very pretty and of good quality. I[...] I wish the dimensions had been included in the description as it's a bit larger than I'd hoped.

  • Was this a gift?:
  • Yes

Comment on this review

 
1.0

Too small

By 

from MA

About Me Midrange Shopper

Verified Reviewer

Pros

    Cons

    • Too Small

    Best Uses

      Comments about LATTICINO GLASS HEART:

      Definitely not worth the money... much too small (thin). A HUGE bummer.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

      Comment on this review

       
      1.0

      Latticino Glass Heart was a BIG WASTE

      By 

      from Orangevale, CA

      About Me Midrange Shopper

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Attractive Design

      Cons

      • Too Small

      Best Uses

      • NONE

      Comments about LATTICINO GLASS HEART:

      Big waste of money. So small, it could not even be used as a paper weight. Would NOT recommend it.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • Yes

      Comment on this review

       
      4.0

      money well spent

      By 

      from brooklyn, ny

      About Me Midrange Shopper

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Attractive Design
      • Bright
      • Unique

      Cons

      • Delicate

      Best Uses

      • Gifts
      • Office

      Comments about LATTICINO GLASS HEART:

      gave it to my girlfriend for valentine's day and she was really happy with it. the only thing is that there were more colors inside that weren't as visible becuase of the paint on the outside. but if the heart is held up to the light the other colors become more visible, but could be a little more.

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      • Yes

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      5.0

      Glass heart

      By 

      from Washington, DC suburbs

      About Me Midrange Shopper

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Attractive Design
      • Unique

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Living Room

        Comments about LATTICINO GLASS HEART:

        I collect paperweights. Inherited my mother's collection and add my own.
        The paperweight is unique and attractive and the price was right.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

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        1.0

        very disappointing!

        By 

        from denton, tx

        About Me Budget Shopper

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

          Cons

          • Low Quality
          • Too Small

          Best Uses

            Comments about LATTICINO GLASS HEART:

            i collect hearts, and have many from art shows that are hand blown and amazing that i purchased for less than this one...it is flat, tiny, i hated the colors that were in it, and it looked like it could've been bought at a mall kiosk for a few bucks.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

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            4.0

            Looks one of a kind.

            By 

            from TN

            About Me Midrange Shopper

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Attractive Design
            • Bright
            • Durable
            • Unique

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Gifts
              • Office

              Comments about LATTICINO GLASS HEART:

              Doesn't weight much but looks great.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • Yes

              Comment on this review

               
              2.0

              Tiny and disappointing

              By 

              from San Diego

              About Me Midrange Shopper

              Pros

              • Attractive Design

              Cons

              • Too Small

              Best Uses

                Comments about LATTICINO GLASS HEART:

                Very pretty, but the photo made it seem so much larger and fuller. I gave this as a gift and when she opened the pre-wrapped package I was so embarrassed. It was very tiny and non-impressive considering what I paid.

                • Was this a gift?:
                • Yes

                Comment on this review

                 
                4.0

                Pretty, not extraordinary

                By 

                from Raleigh, NC

                About Me Midrange Shopper

                Verified Reviewer

                Pros

                • Attractive Design
                • Bright
                • Colorful
                • Unique

                Cons

                • Thin
                • Too Small

                Best Uses

                • Bedroom
                • Living Room
                • Office

                Comments about LATTICINO GLASS HEART:

                As other reviewers have mentioned, the photo does give this little heart a rounded or "puffy" appearance, but it is in fact flat and rather thin. Not exactly what I expected, however still a pretty and colorful little piece.

                • Was this a gift?:
                • Yes

                Comment on this review

                 
                2.0

                Lack of appeal

                By 

                from Illinois

                About Me Midrange Shopper

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Unique

                Cons

                • Too Small

                Best Uses

                • Office

                Comments about LATTICINO GLASS HEART:

                I was more than disappointed in this item. It looked quite special in the picture but completely boring in reality.

                • Was this a gift?:
                • Yes

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