Grateful Gathers Glass

Danny Polk Jr.

"Much of my love and passion for glass grows from the processes involved in its creation alone. "

To Danny Polk Jr., glass is captivating not only for its fluid beauty, but also for its expressive possibilities: it is uniquely able to describe the relationship between thermal dynamics, gravity, and the curious forces of human creative energies. An inexplicable relationship between artist and medium is achieved every time Polk Jr. composes a new piece of glass.

Utilizing both traditional and modern techniques in hot glass, Polk Jr. creates unique, hand-blown pieces of art.

The artist graduated with a BFA from Salisbury University in 2010. Since graduation, he has worked across the country with several talented artists, learning and growing through each of their teaching styles. He currently resides in Pennsylvania and lives his dream as owner and operator of Grateful Gathers Glass.

Selected Exhibitions & Awards
Arts Festival Reading, Goggleworks Center for the Arts, Reading, PA, 2018
Bethlehem House Gallery House Artist, Bethlehem House Gallery, Bethlehem, PA, 2016-2019
Gallery XII Presents Glasswork by Danny Polk, Gallery XII, Wichita, KS, 2013
American Craft Council Show, Baltimore Convention Center, Baltimore. MD, 2020
Eckhaus Gallery, Kutztown, Pennsylvania, 2018
Manayunk Art Show, Philadelphia, PA, 2016-2019
Craft Morristown, Morristown, New Jersey, 2017-2019
The Splendor Of Glass, Karg Art Glass, Kechi, KS, 2013
AI&G Fall Members Show, Art Institute and Gallery, Salisbury, MD, 2010