TACOMA, WA — Artist Dan Dailey was a Museum of Glass Visiting Artist from Wednesday, December 4 through Sunday, December 8. Dailey’s residency was sponsored by Karen and Marc Jaffe through the Fuel Their Fire program, and concluded with a lecture in the Hot Shop on Sunday, December 8 at 2:00 pm. The lecture was streamed live on the museum’s website.
“Fuel Their Fire offers a wonderful opportunity for members of the public to support artists, such as world-renowned Dan Dailey,” noted Susan Warner, executive director of Museum of Glass. “Dailey has received numerous awards for his work, including the Masters of the Medium Award by the James Renwick Alliance, which recognizes artists who have contributed to and influenced their field. His style is very unique, so we are thrilled to have him complete his residency in the Museum’s Hot Shop.”
"About three years ago I began experimenting with a way to use certain techniques and processes to create a glass mural. During the blowing of parts for my sculpture, and for some vessel series, we often make a 'cup' during the first stages of blowing the form. The color cup method allows me to apply colors and manipulate them in a way that will be stretched and overlapped and faded when the form is blown out to its final dimensions." —Dan Dailey