Dan LaChaussée became interested in glass in Seattle during 1981 while factory glass blowing at Fremont Antique Glass.
He began taking classes at Pratt Fine arts Center in 1983 studying under Fritz Dreisbach, Dante Marioni, Steve Edwards, James Harinone, Will Dexter, Brian Rubino and Lino Tagliopietra, an Italian master.
Joi LaChaussée received her Bachelor of Fine Arts at the University of Colorado in 1983. In the summer of 1983 she was a Teaching Assistant in Vail, Colorado teaching glass
blowing. She later attended the Appalachian Center for Crafts, once again studying the art of glass making. In 1986, Joi moved to Seattle, Washington and started working in
glass studios and attending classes at Pratt Fine Arts.
Joi and Dan met in 1986 at Pratt and have been working together ever since. During 1987, they both studied at
Pilchuck, a renowned glass school and one of the most prestigious institutions in this country. Since starting their own studio in 1988, they have teamed up
with an array of excellent glass artists working on the creation of dramatic art glass pieces. Many of these pieces are in private and corporate collections across the United States.
team has enjoyed playing with color and forms that can only be achieved with the dynamics of heat, centrifugal force, and gravity. Most passionately they enjoy their work with
ocean life forms. Each piece is an original and is the result of many years of work in this direction. They constantly continue to develop new ideas and have successfully become well known in the world of art glass.
Joi and Dan have shown internationally in Germany, Brazil, Australia and Canada. Their work has also been featured in prestigious exhibitions throughout the United States.