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ABOUT DAN MIRER

Dan Mirer’s design aesthetic is based on an appreciation of function and a mastery of craft. To realize his work, Dan uses a blend of traditional, innovative, and esoteric glassmaking techniques. Invention is often a necessity, because many designs require custom tools and processes. While Dan sees beauty in an efficient production, he takes pride in personally making each piece himself from start to finish. All works are made in Corning, NY, the glass capital of America.

Born in 1979 in Schenectady, NY, Dan has been working in glass since the age of 16. Dan attended the Rochester Institute of Technology, Alfred University, and the Pukeberg School of Design, Sweden. He currently lives and works in Corning, NY.

Dan develops a dialogue between design and craft, to create designs that combine processes. He makes elegantly shaped vessels, including a unique series of functional and decorative hand-blown bottles. His work has been shown at UrbanGlass, Bellevue Art Museum, and in the Smithsonian Craft Show.

In September 2011, Dan and Nisha Bansil held a Collaborative Residency at The Studio. He and Nisha combined the techniques of photo sandblasting and blown glass, and developed new methods to create bubble trap imagery. With Dan’s strengths in craftsmanship and technical innovation and Nisha’s emphasis on pure imagery using the two dimensional qualities of glass, the artists collaborated to create new work that neither would accomplish alone. Dan saw his residency at The Studio as a way to keep his work fresh, affording him the time to explore new techniques in glassblowing.

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