Biography: Dan Mirer
Dan Mirer began his education at age 16, attending the Rochester Institute of Technology (AAS). He continued to study glass at Alfred University (BFA) and the Pukeberg School of Design, Sweden. A resident of Corning, N.Y., Mirer has been an independent designer/maker since 2004. He creates a range of work including tableware and home décor.
In the past few years, Mirer has been involved with The Corning Museum of Glass; in its Hot Glass programs as well as The Studio’s Artist-in-Residence program. He has taught at Alfred University, Pilchuck Glass School, Penland School of Crafts, the Toledo Museum of Art, and The Corning Museum of Glass.
In September 2011, Mirer and Nisha Bansil completed a Collaborative Residency at The Studio. Mirer and Bansil combined the techniques of photo sandblasting and blown glass, and developed new methods to create bubble trap imagery. With Mirer’s strengths in craftsmanship and technical innovation and Bansil’s emphasis on pure imagery using the two dimensional qualities of glass, the artists collaborated to create new work that neither would accomplish alone. Mirer saw his residency at The Studio as a way to keep his work fresh, affording him the time to explore new techniques in glassblowing.