Born in Port Jefferson, New York, Janet Dalecki was introduced to glass at the age of 8, having created her first stained glass sun catcher. She continued her journey into glass in 1999 while studying Fine Arts at Alfred University, with a concentration in glass art and a minor in art history. After graduating in 2002, Dalecki returned to Long Island’s East End to assist her father at Seatuck Stained Glass in Eastport, NY, drawing custom patterns and creating glass designs for clients.
In 2003, after receiving an internship offer, she went to work at Fellerman & Raabe glass studio in The Berkshires. There she learned the important elements of blowing glass for production. Later that year, Dalecki moved to New York City to work for Michael Davis Stained Glass, working to restore stained glass windows. In their glass blowing studio in Queens, she was also tasked with creating glass home décor for Tiffany & Company.
Dalecki descended on Corning, New York in 2004 to join the team at Lost Angel Glass. She worked in their hot shop starting the production glass pieces while also managing various aspects of the studio. While at Lost Angel, Dalecki helped create and prepare glass that was shown at SOFA Chicago and other craft shows around the country. She also worked in the gallery, shipping department, and helped organize opening artist receptions.
In 2008, Janet Dalecki was invited to continue blowing glass at the Corning Museum of Glass (CMOG). She began working at the prestigious “Hot Glass Show,” narrating glassblowing demonstrations for crowds of onlookers from around the globe who visit the Museum on a daily basis. She continued her work at CMOG instructing students and tour groups on how to blow glass and began teaching advanced classes in glassblowing, fusing, flameworking and mosaics. She currently still teaches glass classes at The Studio at CMOG.
Her work is featured at the Corning Museum of Glass Gift Shop Gallery. She has been the recipient of various awards; including a scholarship to work and study glass in San Servolo, Italy as well as gracing the cover of Delphi magazine for one of her mosaic installations.
She works (since 2008) with Vitrix Hot Glass blowing glass, assisting customers in the gallery, and designing and installing the storefront window displays.
Dalecki recently moved to King Ferry, in the heart of the Finger Lakes in upstate New York.
- stained glass
- sandblasting and coldworking