Artist Profile - Dan Friday
Dan Friday is a member of the Lummi Nation and a Seattle based glass artist. He has spent the last twenty five years creating his own work, and also working with artists such as Dale Chihuly, Paul Marioni, and Preston Singletary. The themes and images of Friday’s work are often drawn from his Coast Salish heritage and are solidified in the world of glass art. Dan has taught at the University of Washington, Pilchuck Glass School, and the Haystack Craft Center. He has had residencies at the Museum of Glass in Tacoma, WA, the Burke Museum in Seattle Wa, the Corning Museum NY, and the Dream Community in Tai Pei, Taiwan. Friday has been awarded the Bill Holm Grant, the People’s choice award from the Bellevue Art Museum, and the Discovery Fellowship through (SWAIA) the Southwestern Association for Indian Arts.