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About

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Dan Hoffman

Dan Hoffman is a glass artist currently living and creating in Santa Cruz, CA.  He draws inspiration from his background in chemistry and scientific glass technology, which he studied at UC Santa Cruz and Salem Community College, respectively.  Dan is known for 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. His work is in collections around the world and he has performed demonstrations in Austria, Scotland, Germany, Italy, and throughout the US.

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Education

2013 - 2017. UCSC, Bachelor's of Science in Chemistry.

2017 - 2019.  SCC, Associate's of Applied Science in Scientific Glass Technology.

2017 - 2019.  SCC Associate's of Fine Art in Glass Art.

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.  Featured Artist.

2017 - Stilldream Festival, CA.  Bismuth Workshop.

2017 - 4321 Event, MO.  Bismuth Kitchen.

2018 - Unfolded: Visionary Art of Nature,  Rochester, NY.  Featured Artist.

2018 - "Potluck" show, Ruckus Gallery, Philadelphia, PA.  Featured Artist.

2018 - The Artha Gathering, Nashville, TN.  Bismuth Kitchen.

2018 - Heart & Soulstice Festival, CA.  Bismuth Kitchen

2018 - Solid Show, Roots Gallery, Asheville, NC.  Featured Artist.

2018 - Resonance Music Festival, OH.  Bismuth Workshop.

2018 - Miniature Art Show, Hermosa Beach, CA.  Featured 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. Featured 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]. Featured Artist.

2020 - Champs Tradeshow Glass Games, Atlantic City, NJ.  Judge.

2020 - 'Exploring Dimensions' online workshop, Berkely, CA [Virtual]. Instructor.

2022 - 5mm Show, Positively Vibe, Denver, CO. Best in Show.

2022 - Tipper & Friends, Suwanee, FL. Bismuth Kitchen.

2022 - The Highland Flames, Aberfoyle, Scotland, UK. Featured Artist.

2022 - Breaking Through, Lifted Veil Gallery, Los Angeles, CA.  Featured Artist

2022 - Roozie's Slideshow, Piece of Mind OC Gallery, Newport Beach, CA. Featured Artist.

2023 - Glass Vegas Tradeshow, Las Vegas, NV. Demonstrating Artist.

2023 - Glass Vegas Tradeshow, Las Vegas, NV. World Series of Glass 2nd Place Best Collab.

2023 - Gem & Jam Festival, Tucson, AZ.  Demonstrating Artist.  Bismuth Kitchen.

2023 - Impermanence Festival, Santa Cruz, CA. Installation Artist.  Bismuth Kitchen.

2023 - Marbles in the Mountains, Level 42 Gallery, Asheville, CA. Featured Artist.

2023 - Tipper & Friends, Suwanee, FL. Bismuth Kitchen.

2023 - The Highland Flames, Aberfoyle, Scotland, UK. Featured Artist.

2023 - The Highland Flames, Aberfoyle, Scotland, UK. 1st Place Best Functional Piece.

2023 - The Highland Flames, Aberfoyle, Scotland, UK. 2nd Place Best Pendant.

2023 - Michigan Glass Project, Detroit, MI.  Demonstrating Artist.

2023 - The Recycler Class w/ Mr. Gray, McKinleyville, CA.  Instructor.

2023 - Friends in the Forest, McKinleyville, CA. Featured Artist.

2024 - Glass Vegas Tradeshow, Las Vegas, NV. World Series of Glass 2nd Place Functional.

2024 - Anything & Everything Contest 2, Gallery 4%, San Francisco, CA. Talent Award.

2024 - COLOR Competition, Teravarna Gallery, Los Angeles, CA.  Talent Award, Cash Prize.

2024 - Discovery Sessions Conference, San Francisco, CA. Exhibiting Artist.

2024 - Bicycle Day SF, San Francisco, CA.  Tribe 13 Gallery, Featured Artist.

2024 - The Rendezvous Festival, Suwannee, FL.  Bismuth Kitchen.

2024 - The Rendezvous Festival, Suwannee, FL.  Tribe 13 Gallery, Featured Artist.

2024 - Midwest Marble Mashup, Grand Rapids, MI.  Exhibiting Artist.

2024 - Change of Physical State, Center for Visual Arts, Wausau, WI.  Exhibiting Artist.

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