About the Artist

Daniel Salazar
Daniel Salazar

In June of 1974 Daniel Salazar was hired as a glass grinder by Nouveau Glass, later to become Lundberg Studios. By 1975 he was working with hot glass as a helper or pontilman there. It soon became evident that he had a unique flair for design. By 1978 he had begun producing and designing his own paperweights. He was also influential in developing certain techniques in the California style paperweight lampworking process.

Today Daniel has earned a fine reputation for his delicate and natural look in floral paperweights, as well as birds, underwater scenes, and abstract glass works. These same designs have also been produced in a beautiful assembly of perfume bottles, vases, and jewelry jars. Much of Daniel's work has taken inspiration from his interest in botany and the collecting of Asian art and antiques.

Since childhood, a passion for sketching and watercolor has been the source for his unique artistic development. In addition, he has attended art classes at Cabrillo College in color and design, and life drawing.