Glass Artist of the Month: Danny Camp

For Danny Camp, life was once a 40-hour grind working in the borough of Queens in New York City. But life changed when he moved to Maine in 2010. He arrived in Portland, a hotspot for glassblowers, where a community of artists and locally owned businesses welcomes new artists.

Danny is a significant member of that community now. He works with a host of top glassblowers—Purdy, Beak and Pauly T, among others—who collaborate to enhance Portland’s reputation as a hub in the glass industry. He also owns The Ballout Shelter, New England’s top collective studio.

Danny has created everything from birds to lobster buoys—a Maine favorite, naturally, and is beginning to be recognized on a national level. The Witch Dr Glass Blowing Studio and Artisan Gallery in Salem, Massachusetts has been Danny’s biggest supporter, even hosting the Balloutshelter Show, a huge success, which was named for Danny’s studio. Last spring, he won the Emerging Artist award at the CHAMPS Trade Show in Atlantic City. In the coming years, you can bet that Danny’s camp followers will only increase in number!

[metaslider id=163215]

Glass photos by Derek Whittington

For all of HIGH TIMES’ culture coverage, click here.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Related Posts
Mendo Dope
Read More

Planted in the Culture

Mendo Dope continues to cultivate the heritage of cannabis grown in the Emerald Triangle.
Mix Master Mike
Read More

Beastie Mode

Mix Master Mike Talks 25 Years of Hello Nasty.
Cop List
Read More

Jon’s Stone-Cold Cop List #44: Green Everyday

The holiday may be over but we’re still thankful for all the dank over here. This month Jon got behind the hype on Toad Venom, Maine Trees, Pleasant Effects, Firefly Organics, Dogman Toys and more!
Dos Rios
Read More

Heart & Soul

Dos Rios Farms is dedicated to cultivating in a sustainable environment.