Dan Dailey

born Philadelphia, PA 1947
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Photo by Russell Johnson. Courtesy Dan Dailey.
Also known as
  • Daniel Owen Dailey
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
  • American

Dan Dailey became fascinated with what he considers the “magic” of glassblowing while at Philadelphia College of Art. He often incorporates other materials and will bend or penetrate the surface of the glass to play on its brittleness and solidity. Much of Dailey’s work is constructed from brightly colored plates of glass; this two-dimensional quality and the humor often found in his pieces recall Dailey’s early aspirations to be a cartoonist.



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Connections: Contemporary Craft at the Renwick Gallery
November 13, 2015March 6, 2022
Connections is the Renwick Gallery’s dynamic ongoing permanent collection presentation, featuring more than 80 objects celebrating craft as a discipline and an approach to living differently in the modern world. The installation includes iconic favorites alongside new acquisitions.