Originally from the Isle of Wight UK, Danielle is the daughter of British glass artist Martin Evans.
After an apprenticeship at Isle of Wight Glass, Danielle moved to the US in 1985. Prior to establishing GartnerBlade Glass, Danielle studied with prominent American and European glass artists and was employed as a glasshouse gaffer and a glassblowing instructor.
Born 1964 in Phoenix, AZ., I grew up near Charleston, South Carolina and also spent a few years living in Naples, Italy.
I began my glass making career as a lampworker (torch-work) in 1993, making animal figurines, paperweights and floral sculptures. I met Danielle in 1996 and a year later we opened our first glass shop in Eureka Springs, Arkansas. We relocated to Ashley Falls, Massachusetts in 2000.