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Dan Pratt


In 2003, shortly before the Spring Equinox, Dan started crafting borosilicate glass in his hometown of Lansing, Michigan. This followed the federal "Operation Pipe Dreams" investigation, which led to the prosecution of 55 people on Feb. 24th.

Despite the controversy, Dan progressed with his lampworking skills, pushing the boundaries of form and function in the community, and helping spearhead the 'Golden Age' of glass pipe art before modern social media platforms.

CHAMPS Trade Show, Las Vegas NV. 3/17/2009


Volume 1 & 2

While relocating to the east side of Michigan in 2008, Dan regrettably overlooked the emails congratulating him for inclusion in the Smoked Vol.1 book series published by Nathan Purcell and Brian Jacobson. He was unable to send his artwork in time for photography, but luckily the glass arrived for the gallery event and Dan was given a mention on the "Special Thanks" page. Determined to not miss out again, Dan earned a full featurette in Vol.2 for his iconic Louisville Smoker.

Vol. 23, No. 2, August/September 2009.


of Excellence

Dan had the honor of getting his first glass weapon ever created the Sun & Moon Dagger published in Glass Line's Special Edition "33 - A Celebration of Excellence" featuring 33 artist profiles of some of the most significant borosilicate FlameWorkers, artist selection and photos juried by Robert Mickelsen, Paul Stankard and Clinton Roman.

Water Street Glassworks, Benton Harbor MI. 9/16/2012

Fire it Up

Charity event

When Dan's wife Laura transitioned from her non-profit career to co-manage the glass venture, she maintained her love for supporting the youth. In 2012, they combined passions to organize a fundraiser in Benton Harbor, MI to benefit the Fired Up after-school program at Water Street Glassworks.

When off the torch Dan devotes his leisure time to family, exploring the Great Lakes and snowboarding, while a few of his studies encompass botany, meditation and esoterics--which has a deep impact on his glass art.