We strive to connect people to the process of making glass art.
As an art form less than 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:
- Educating the public through daily live demonstrations in our studio.
- Connecting people to artists and their inspiration by utilizing storytelling when showing an artist’s work in our gallery.
- Experiencing the awe of working hands-on with molten glass in classes designed for students with no prior experience.
Classes and demonstrations
We offer daily beginner, intermediate, and advanced classes.
Lake Superior Art Glass has the unique ability to make glass art before your eyes via the garage door facing Canal Park Drive. Watch our live demonstrations from the sidewalk, or better yet, come inside and get up close and personal while the artist works.
Where we started
As part of Go Downtown Grow Downtown's 2012 Great Space Giveaway, local entrepreneurs would be given the opportunity to work with property owners to secure free space in the Downtown Duluth district. 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 created business plans with the help of the Northeast Entrepreneur Fund and received an incentive package that included free rent for one year, advertising, marketing services, retail mentoring services, membership with the Greater Downtown Council, and startup loan assistance from the Northeast Entrepreneur Fund.
Lake Superior Art Glass Founder Dan Neff has been blowing glass since 2003.
From his first time lighting the torch, he instantly knew this was an art that he wanted to master. His work began in a home-based studio which has expanded into Lake Superior Art Glass.
Since then, Dan's work has been shown around the country. Having had the privilege to work with and learn from world-renowned glass artists, Dan now hopes to do the same, and loves to share his passion for glass with others.