Daniel Cutrone was born and raised in Long Island, New York, but has since adopted Philadelphia as home. It was in Philadelphia in 1988, while completing his B.F.A. education in fine art painting at the University of the Arts, where he was first captivated by the process of glassmaking.
Since then, he has worked with glass as an artist, craftsman, educator, glass studio designer/ builder, and has always remained a student of the material. He received his M.F.A. from Tyler School of Art in 1999. He has been committed to the use of traditional methods and techniques. These methods have facilitated his understanding of the material and serve as a creative catalyst for his work.
The community and interpersonal interaction that is inherent to glasswork also contribute to his interest in glass. He has always found teaching others about glassmaking to be very rewarding. For these reasons, he has pursued several teaching opportunities, including his present appointment as adjunct faculty at Tyler School of Art.