OUR AWEOME TEAM

MEET YOUR INSTRUCTORS

Dan Neff owner of Lake Superior Art Glass in Duluth Minnesota in Canal Park

Dan

Owner / Flamework Instructor / Hot Shop Instructor

Our steadfast leader and innovator, Dan has been blowing glass since 2003. He opened Lake Superior Art Glass in 2012 and we've been making Northland history ever since! Dan's endless knowledge and warm personality make his classes a joy to take. 

Jake Speick Lead Gaffer Studio Manager Meet the Staff Instructors Lake Superior Art Glass Duluth MN

Jake

Studio Manager / Lead Gaffer / Hot Shop Instructor

Full of talent and knowledge, Jake leads our Studio staff. Jake has been blowing glass since 2007 and has created glass art all over the world.  In the Hot Shop studio, Jake's classes are fun and informative. If you're lucky, you might even catch him spitting a few rhymes

Ryan Mell Instructor at Lake Superior Art Glass Duluth MN

Ryan

Hot Shop Instructor

Ryan, one of our staple Hot Shop instructors, will leave your sides aching with laughter after taking a class with him. A natural comic, Ryan makes the art of glass blowing fun and easy going.  See his amazing sculptures and other work in our gallery.

AJ Flamework instructor lake superior art glass duluth mn

AJ

Flamework Apprentice / Flamework Instructor

AJ began as one of Dan's apprentices in early 2019. He teaches in the Flamework Studio and is particularly enjoyed by the children in his Kid's Classes.  AJ's good-natured, calming voice will get you through your torch work! 

Andrew Apprentice Flamework Instructor Lake Superior Art Glass Duluth MN

Andrew

 Flamework Instructor

Andrew moved up to Duluth to become one of Flameworkers. He has learned quickly and has become a valued instructor in the Flamework studio. He is right at home teaching others his passion for glass and science.