Dan Hoffman is a glass artist currently living and creating in Santa Cruz, CA. His work is mostly informed by studying chemistry at UC Santa Cruz and scientific glass technology at Salem Community College. Dan specializes in creating some of the smallest borosilicate glass pieces in existence, with a focus in accurate molecular structures and other sculptures based on the geometry of nature in an effort to promote an appreciation of chemistry and its relation to the human experience.
2013 - 2017. UCSC Chemistry (BS)
2017 - 2019. SCC Scientific Glass Technology (AAS)
2017 - 2019. SCC Glass Art (AFA)
2018. Pilchuck Glass School, 'Illuminated Fantasies' Plasma and Sculptural Flameworking
2019. ASGS National Symposium Workshops:
*Lathe Maintenance with Tim O'Brien
*Optical Grinding and Anodic Bonding with Mike Souza and Nezih Dural
*Borosilicate Color with Suellen Fowler
Exhibitions & Achievements
2016 - GLOW festival, Santa Cruz, CA Museum of Art History. Exhibiting Artist
2017 - Stilldream Festival, CA. Bismuth Workshop
2017 - 4321 Event, MO. Bismuth Kitchen
2018 - Unfolded: Visionary Art of Nature, Rochester, NY. Exhibiting Artist.
2018 - "Potluck" show, Ruckus Gallery, Philadelphia, PA. Exhibiting Artist.
2018 - The Artha Gathering, Nashville, TN. Bismuth Kitchen.
2018 - Heart & Soulstice Festival, CA. Bismuth Kitchen
2018 - Solid Show, Roots Gallery, Asheville, NC. Exhibiting Artist.
2018 - Resonance Music Festival, OH. Bismuth Workshop.
2018 - Miniature Art Show, Hermosa Beach, CA. Exhibiting Artist.
2019 - Champs Tradeshow Glass Games, Las Vegas, NV. 5th place overall 'Masters finals'.
2019 - Tipper & Friends: Full Moon Return, Suwanee, FL. Bismuth Kitchen.
2019 - Michigan Glass Project, Detroit, MI. Demonstrating Artist.
2019 - "This is Not a Pipe" Show, Level 42 Gallery, Asheville, NC. Exhibiting Artist
2019 - Cultiva Hanfmesse Glassblowing Show by Roor, Vienna, Austria. Demonstrating Artist
2020 - Champs Tradeshow Glass Games, Las Vegas, NV. 2nd place overall 'Masters finals'.
2020 - 5mm Show, Ruckus Gallery, Philadelphia, PA [Virtual]. Exhibiting Artist.