Since the 1970s, Dan Dailey has had a prolific career in sculptural and functional glass production. He founded the glass department at the Massachusetts College of Art in 1973 and has taught glass education at prestigious schools like the Rhode Island School of Design, Pilchuck Glass School, and the Haystack Mountain School of Crafts. Dailey has also been a part of the Creative Glass fellowship, having participated in 1989 and has had works exhibited here in the Museum of American Glass at WheatonArts.
50th Anniversary Visiting Artists
For the 50th anniversary exhibition, Dailey displays two glass busts, Diamonds and Magnificent, from his Individuals series. Individuals is a series of unique busts with a range of different glass techniques employed. Diamonds, made with blown glass, was sandblasted and acid polished. It also incorporates anodized aluminum. Magnificent, made later, is also created with blown glass with anodized aluminum that was sandblasted and acid polished, but it also has cast, cut, and polished clear glass.