Educated at Rhode Island School of Design, and Centre College in Kentucky, DH spent 2003 to 2014 as assistant in Lino Tagliapietra’s studio. During that same time he gained even more experience working alongside glass greats Stephen Powell, Dante Marioni, Janusz Pozniak and James Mongrain. Since then, he has held positions as TA at the Pilchuck Glass School in Tacoma WA, The Studio in Corning NY and Toyama City Institute of Glass Art in Toyama City Japan and advanced to Instructor at Pilchuck, Penland School of Crafts and Pittsburgh Glass Center working alongside Janusz Pozniak. Today his work resides in the collections of Corning Glass Museum, Centre College, and the Tacoma Museum of Glass to name a few. DH resides in FL, the inspiration for the work he is engaged in now.
“A sunset is a sunrise from the opposite and equal direction. Growing up in Florida, I became accustomed to great sunrises and sunsets. Over the years I have worked at finding shapes, colors, thicknesses and aesthetics that parse my engagement with the horizon, specifically around the times of dusk and dawn. These pieces are an attempt to manifest that “infrathin” in-between, as well as the sky and its hues above, and acknowledge a moment of beauty. We don’t always get the time to see a sunset or sunrise in our day to day, but it is always taking place somewhere…”