Daniel Friday

Daniel Friday has lived in the Northwest his whole life, a shining product of the studio glass movement. Friday has cultivated his artistic vision with strong influence from his indigenous roots in the Pacific Northwest. Craft, form and idea drive Dan’s work from conception to object. The past two decades working with artists such as Dale Chihuly and Paul Marioni have given Daniel tools and inspiration to develop craft and produce his art. He feels fortunate to have experienced the rich diversity of Seattle for his skill development. Currently his work is in collections around the world.

Resume:

Friday Glass 2007-present
Owner / Operator of a small hot shop, gallery, and studio, in Seattle’s historic Fremont district

 Dale Chihuly Boathouse Studio 2000-present
Worked primarily as a glass blower to collaborate with other studio staff on Chilhuly glass             designs that involved a full spectrum of studio events and activities.  This experience has led       to expanded and perfected technical skills in glass working and increased insight into the             relationship and interaction between artist and public.

 Pilchuck Glass School 2006-present
Works as a Teacher, Gaffer, and Coordinator for the Hot Shop, and Wood and metals dept.         Fabricates and facilitates works for international artists.

 James Mongrain 2009-present 
Assisted on many various glass blowing projects, domestically and abroad.

Tacoma Glass Museum 2004-Present
Worked on specialized team of glass sculptors, demonstrating a variety of methods so as to        educate the public about the medium of glass.

Personal assistant for Paul Marioni,
Casting, and cold working glass tiles for a large scale installation and  various other tasks

 Freelance Glass Work 
Collaborated and assisted prominent artists, in the creation of, major glass art commissions        and installations.  Artists include James Drake , Nicolas Africano, Wendy Maruyama, and            Charles Ledray to name a few.

 The Glass Eye Studio 1997-1999
Active in all facets of large scale , glass production factory from design to maintenance and fabrication of studio equipment.

 

Daniel Friday has lived in the Northwest his whole life, a shining product of the studio glass movement. Friday has cultivated his artistic vision with strong influence from his indigenous roots in the Pacific Northwest. Craft, form and idea drive Dan’s work from conception to object. The past two decades working with artists such as Dale Chihuly and Paul Marioni have given Daniel tools and inspiration to develop craft and produce his art. He feels fortunate to have experienced the rich diversity of Seattle for his skill development. Currently his work is in collections around the world.

Resume:

Friday Glass 2007-present
Owner / Operator of a small hot shop, gallery, and studio, in Seattle’s historic Fremont district

 Dale Chihuly Boathouse Studio 2000-present
Worked primarily as a glass blower to collaborate with other studio staff on Chilhuly glass             designs that involved a full spectrum of studio events and activities.  This experience has led       to expanded and perfected technical skills in glass working and increased insight into the             relationship and interaction between artist and public.

 Pilchuck Glass School 2006-present
Works as a Teacher, Gaffer, and Coordinator for the Hot Shop, and Wood and metals dept.         Fabricates and facilitates works for international artists.

 James Mongrain 2009-present 
Assisted on many various glass blowing projects, domestically and abroad.

Tacoma Glass Museum 2004-Present
Worked on specialized team of glass sculptors, demonstrating a variety of methods so as to        educate the public about the medium of glass.

Personal assistant for Paul Marioni,
Casting, and cold working glass tiles for a large scale installation and  various other tasks

 Freelance Glass Work 
Collaborated and assisted prominent artists, in the creation of, major glass art commissions        and installations.  Artists include James Drake , Nicolas Africano, Wendy Maruyama, and            Charles Ledray to name a few.

 The Glass Eye Studio 1997-1999
Active in all facets of large scale , glass production factory from design to maintenance and fabrication of studio equipment.

 

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