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Aug 18 2021


12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Botanical Briefing: The Nature of Glass

Botanical Briefing: The Nature of Glass, presented by artists from Duncan McClellan Glass
August 18 from noon – 1:00 p.m.

Join us to learn from three artists working in glass at the DMG Hot Glass Workshop as they share stories of inspiration and technique about their nature inspired works, and the development of their art under the mentorship of Duncan McClellan.  

Dan Alexander, the St. Petersburg Hot Shop manager, creates large blown vessels using traditional Italian techniques with glass cane and murine, and his pieces are inspired by his experiences as a scuba diver and love of the Florida natural experience. Dan graduated from Kent State University, Ohio, and has worked as a team member and lead “gaffer” at the Corning Museum of Glass, as well as acting as studio assistant for Salvadore Studios in Murano Italy. His resume includes numerous posts as teaching assistant, visiting artist, and studio manager for many prestigious artists, schools and studios. 

Lauren Hill, the DMG School Project Director, brings her sense of whimsy to her glass sculptures. She is known for her oversized “Peaches”, often embellished with frog princes and princesses. Lauren received her bachelor’s degree in Glass from the Southern Illinois University, has worked with prestigious artists from around the world, and has been instrumental in developing educational programming for the non-profit DMG School Project. 

Danyell Bauer is the Duncan Mcclellan Gallery Manager, and a board member of the St. Pete Arts Alliance. Her delightful hot sculpted flowers and mushrooms are Pinellas County favorites, and in collections nationwide. Danyell has worked in a variety of capacities for the Duncan McClellan Gallery and the DMG School Project for over ten years and has always focused on honing her glass art practice by collaborating with local and internationally known artists. She maintains an important presence in the burgeoning “Glass Coast” art scene.  

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