Delmo Tarsitano, was born in Calabria, Italy in 1921. At age 8 months, he and his 18 year old mother boarded the Taromina, bound for New York’s Ellis Island. Delmo had a very successful life in America. He truly lived the American Dream. He married his childhood sweetheart, Kathryn, served in World War II, and owned and operated a popular store. He also educated his daughter Debbie and sons, Frank and Samuel, both PhDs. Delmo had two careers; at the age of 55, he pursued his passion for hot glass. Delmo and Debbie started the studio together from scratch in 1975. Sadly, in 1991, after a 16 year love affair with hot glass, he passed away at the age of 70 of ALS. Collectors and colleagues alike continue to be amazed by his accomplishments in such a short period of time. It is a testament to his talent. Today his work continues to enchant and engage glass lovers all over the world.