Robert Dane started blowing glass at Massachusetts College of Art in 1973. He has studied with Lino Tagliapietra, Pino Signoretto, Dan Dailey, William Morris, Martin Janecky, and other masters. Robert has exhibited his sculpture and glassware widely in galleries and museums internationally. His work is in the permanent collections of numerous museums including the Philadelphia Museum of Art, the Corning Museum of Glass, and the Renwick Collection of the Smithsonian Institution. From 1996 through 2016 he and his wife, Jayne, owned the Dane Gallery on Nantucket Island, where they showed Robert’s work along with the work of some of the top artists in glass and ceramics.
Robert Dane’s studio, Heath Brook Studio, is in Heath, Massachusetts, in the northern Berkshire mountains. His work is inspired by the Italian tradition of glassblowing, but has a distinctly American flavor. Vibrant colors and the spontaneous improvisation of his unique designs distinguish his work in a 2000-year tradition of glassblowing.