Dan Burstein describes blown glass as a "totally visceral, immediate experience" that makes him feel totally alive and completely in the moment. He got his start in stained glass and blown glass 18 years ago at Bucks County Community College in Newtown, PA. He has taken classes at many east coast glass studios and at the Corning Museum of Glass with the Muranese Maestro Davide Salvadore, Janusz Pozniak and John Miller.
Dan experiments with creating diverse sculptural and functional forms out of glass using intricate murrini, an Italian term for colored patterns or images made in a class cane that are revealed when cut in cross sections. This technique allows him to explore surface dimensions and lends an organic feel to his pieces.
Dan's love of nature has inspired two of his blown glass series: Landscape, where he has layered the colors of the earth and sky in organic, painterly composition; and Ocean Waves, where he has depicted the simultaneous calmness and turbulence of the water's movement.
Our glass blowing studio is open to the public, offering glass blowing demonstrations and workshops, along with the chance to purchase our unique pieces. If you are interested in viewing a demo or participating in a workshop, please call ahead at 267-304-2298.