Biography & CVAbout




Dan ventured into the world of glass while living in London in the early 2000's
There are some reoccurring themes can be seen in his works. Such as an interest in the influence and evolution of materials in our daily lives. Along with a nod of gratitude to prehistoric ingenuity.
​Dan has been awarded various accolades for his glasswork and participated internationally in exhibitions, residencies and masterclasses in Europe, UK, USA and Australia.
Graduating from the Royal College of Art, 2014. Dan continued working as a glass artist, technician and teacher in London before moving back to Melbourne to teach and run the glass studios at Monash University.
Along with many other projects he has been Artist in Residence at the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts (Denmark) and University of Wolverhampton (UK). Where he continued to create works that merge kilnforming, coldworking and mouldmaking, techniques in the hotshop.

 

2021 - present

Certificates 3&4: Leadlight, Stained Glass & Glazing: Melbourne Polytechnic. Melbourne


2008 - 2011

Bachelor of Fine Arts (Honours): Glass. Monash University. Melbourne


2006 - 2007

Kiln Formed Glass: The Art Academy. London


2005 - 2007

Stained Glass: Bethnal Green Learning Centre. London Kiln Formed Glass: The Art Academy. London


2004 - 2007

Stained Glass: Bethnal Green Learning Centre. London


1998

Diploma: Audio Engineering. Audio Visual College. Melbourne


1997

Diploma: Live Sound & Stage Lighting. Audio Visual College. Melbourne


1990 - 1993

Bachelor of Arts (Double Degree): Philosophy & Cinema Studies. LaTrobe University. Melbourne


2021

Glass Teaching Associate: Monash University ​Glass Technician: Melbourne Polytechnic


2020

Maker in Residence: Contemporary Craft. Craft Victoria. Melbourne


2019

Glass Teaching Associate: Monash University. Melbourne Glass Technician: Monash University. Melbourne


2018

Artist in Residence: Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts. Denmark Glass Teaching Associate: Monash University. Melbourne Glass Technician: Monash University. Melbourne


2017

Glass Technician: Monash University. Melbourne Technical Glass Consultant: Eye to Eye. UK


2016

Artist in Residence: Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts. Denmark Masterclass: Vladimir Klein. Czech Republic Glass Lecturer: Westminster Adult Education Services. London Glass Technician: Westminster Adult Education Services. London Audiovisual Technician: Royal College of Art. London Teachers Assistant: Max Jacquard. London


2015

Artist in Residence: Wolverhampton University. UK Glass Lecturer: Westminster Adult Education Services. London Glass Technician: Westminster Adult Education Services. London Audiovisual Technician: Royal College of Art. London ​ Commission: Open Data Institute. Philpott Designs & Open Data Institute Awards. London Masterclass: Northlands Creative Glass. Maria Bang Espersen & Max Syron. Scotland Visiting Lecturer: Havering College. London Masterclass: Keith Cummings & Michael Brennand-Wood. UK Masterclass: Max Jacquard. London


2014

Masterclass: Corning Museum of Glass. Martin Rosol & Pavel Novak. New York State Audiovisual Technician: Royal College of Art. London ​ Workshop Instructor: Royal College of Art. London Visiting Lecturer: Havering College. London Masterclass: West Dean College. Katharine Coleman. UK


2013

Collaboration: Footwear Design with Iva Minkova. London Masterclass: Northlands Creative Glass. Richard Slee & James Maskrey. Scotland Audiovisual Technician: Royal College of Art. London


2012

Masterclass: Pilchuck Glass School. Gyorgy Gaspar & Zsuzsanna Korodi. Seattle Audiovisual Technician: Royal College of Art. London


2011

Residency: Canberra Glassworks. Canberra Audiovisual Technician: Melbourne


2009

Hotshop Assistant: Vice Chancellor Commission. Melbourne Museum. Melbourne Hotshop Assistant: Melbourne Stained Glass Assistant: London Audiovisual Technician: Melbourne


2008

Hotshop Assistant: Melbourne Audiovisual Technician: Melbourne


2021

Award: Overall Excellence & Sharing of Knowledge & Support. Melbourne Polytechnic. Australia


2015

Bursary: Northlands Creative Glass. Scotland Enhanced Certificate for teaching. UK


2014

Scholarship: Corning Museum of Glass. New York State Commission: Southbank Music Competition: Royal Overseas League. London Bursary: West Dean College. UK


2013

Student Grant: Northlands Creative Glass. Scotland


2012

Scholarship: Pilchuck Glass School. Seattle.


2011

Fresh: State Selection. Craft Victoria. Melbourne National Student Art Glass Prize. NSW


2010

Letter of Commendation. Faculty of Art & Design Board of Examiners. Monash University. Melbourne D.W. Rogers Award. Monash University. Melbourne Yarra Art Award. Australian Fine Arts & Decorative Society. Melbourne Kirra Gallery Award. Melbourne Axcess Glass Award. Melbourne


2009

Study Abroad Grant: Monash University. Melbourne


2008

Blackwood Crystal Glass Prize. Melbourne


2021

Illuminance. GLAAS Gallery & National Gallery of Victoria & Design Week. MelbourneDeserted Shores. Magenta Gallery. Copenhagen​Glass Evolution. GLAAS Gallery. Melbourne


2020

Maker in Residence. Craft Victoria. Melbourne Create Day. International Broadcast


2019

Expanding the Bubble. Yoga Tree. Melbourne Fringe Festival. Melbourne


2018

Artifacts. National Gallery of Victoria & Design Week. Melbourne


2017

Craft Victoria & Starward Whisky. Melbourne Fringe Festival. Melbourne Craft Victoria Awards. Melbourne International Glass Art Biennial. Brussels British Glass Biennale. Contemporary Glass Society. UK


2016

Artist in Residence Exhibition. Wolverhampton Art Gallery. UK International Glass Art Biennial. Brussels CGP Exhibition. London These walls must fall. Geddes Gallery. London


2015

British Glass Biennale. UK International Glass Art Biennial. Belgium Glass Excellence. Prague Gallery of Czech Glass. Prague Showcase. National Glass Centre. Sunderland Young Masters. London Glassblowing. London Six months ongoing. Milton Gallery. London


2014

Stanislav Lebinsky Awards. Dancing House. Prague International Glass Art Biennial. Brussels CGP Gallery. London Glasshaus IX. London Show RCA. Royal College of Art. London Ceramic Art London. Royal College of Art. London Work In Progress. Royal College of Art. London Taking Shape. Contemporary Glass Society. UK


2013

Anima. Deptford Chapel. London Progression. South Kensington. London Unknowns with Richard Slee. Northlands Creative Glass. Scotland Ceramic Art London. Royal College of Art. London Work In Progress. Royal College of Art. London


2012

Exploration 12. Flinders Lane Gallery. Melbourne National Student Art Glass Prize. National Art Glass Gallery. Australia


2011

Fresh: Craft Victoria. Melbourne Emergence: Flinders Lane Gallery. Melbourne Graduation Exhibition: Monash University. Melbourne Momentum: Kirra Gallery. Melbourne Media Specific: Monash University. Melbourne


2010

Graduation Exhibition: Monash University. Melbourne Tyro: Glass Plus Gallery. Melbourne Between Bodies: with Stelarc & Nina Sellars. Prato, Italy


2009

Impossible Exchange: Frieze Art Fair. London Roger That: Fine Art Department. Monash University. Melbourne


2008

Open Day: Fine Art Department. Monash University. Melbourne


2006

Open Day: The Art Academy. London


2018

Artiifacts exhibitions catelogue. MelbourneCraft Council. UK


2017

His Glassworks Catalogue. p25. International


2016

Art Glass Today 2: Schiffer Books. pp.34-35. International Contemporary Glass Society - Glass Network. Feature article. p.9 Sept. - UK


2015

Craft Arts International: Magazine edition 94. Feature article. International Metal (Fashion) Magazine. Photographer: Nicole Maria Winkler. London


2014

Stanislav Lebinsky Awards Catalogue. Dancing House. Prague Corner Magazine. Feature article. Tipped for the Top. UK Royal Overseas League - Annual Music Award Catalogue. London


2013

i-D Magazine (March) Fashion article. UK


2012

National Student Art Glass Prize. Catalogue. NSW Australian Art Collector. edition 60. April - June p.30. International


2011

Graduation Exhibition: Catalogue. Monash University. Melbourne Media Specific: Catalogue. Monash University. Melbourne


2010

Graduation Exhibition: Catalogue. Monash University. Melbourne


2007

Saatchi Online Gallery. Saatchi Gallery .UK


Czech Republic

Pražská Galerie českého Skla / Prague Gallery of Czech Glass


Belgium

Kunststichnting Perspektief VZW


UK

University of Wolverhampton


Denmark

Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts


UK, Australia, Holland, USA, Denmark, Germany, France

Private collections