Our Mission

We strive to connect people to the process of making glass art. As an art form that is less mainstream, we believe that exposing the public to this fascinating medium will bring more awareness and generate excitement that will inspire a new generation of glass artists and appreciators. We do this through three methods:
1) Educating the public through live demonstrations occurring daily in our studio.
2) Connecting people to the artists and their inspiration by utilizing storytelling when showing an artist’s work in our gallery.
3)Experiencing the awe of working hands-on with molten glass in our daily classes designed for people with no prior experience.  

Classes and Daily Demonstrations

In our studio, students can take beginning, intermediate and advanced classes.  Lake Superior Art Glass also has the unique ability to make glass art right before your eyes. Our storefront garage door allows you to watch our live demonstrations from the sidewalk, or better yet, come inside and get up close and personal while the artist works.

How Lake Superior Art Glass Got Started

As part of Go Downtown Grow Downtown, the Great Space Giveaway in 2012, three lucky winners would be working with property owners to secure free space in the Downtown. The contest drew in 56 concept papers and was narrowed down to 15 finalists. Due to the quality of the candidates, the selection committee opted to provide three grand prizes rather than the original two that were offered.

Finalists went through the process of creating business plans with the help of the Northeast Entrepreneur Fund and received an incentive package that included free rent for one year (of a three-year lease), free advertising package with the Duluth News Tribune, free marketing services from Out There Advertising, free retail mentoring services from Maurices, free membership with the Greater Downtown Council and startup loan assistance from the Northeast Entrepreneur Fund.

Owner Dan Neff, has been blowing glass since 2003 and instantly knew this was an art that he wanted to master. He started his work from a home-based studio which he has expanded into Lake Superior Art Glass. Since then, Dan has shown his work around the country and has worked with and learned from world-renowned glass artists. Dan loves to share his passion for glass with others. Don’t just take our word for it though. Check out our testimonials page!