was born in Del Rio, Texas in 1956. In June of 1974, he was hired
as a glass grinder by Nouveau Glass, later to become Lundberg Studios.
By 1975, he was working with hot glass as a helper or pontil-man
It soon became
evident that he had a unique flair for design. By 1978, he had begun
producing and designing his own paperweights. He was also influential
in developing some of the techniques used in the California-style
paperweight lampworking process.
has earned a fine reputation for his delicate and natural look in
floral paperweights, as well as birds, underwater scenes and abstract
glass works. These designs have also been produced in perfume bottles,
vases and jewelry jars. The paperweight shown here is his representation
of barrier reef life forms under the sea.
Much of Daniel's
work has been inspired by his interest in botany and Asian art and
antiques. Since childhood, his passion for sketching and water color
has contributed to his unique artistic development, and he attended
art classes at Cabrillo College in color, design and life drawing.
has been exhibited at major museums in the USA and overseas and
has become part of many permanent collections. He works from the
Studios in the small coastal town of Davenport, California (131
Old Coast Road Davenport, CA 95017) and he can be contacted on firstname.lastname@example.org.