Danielle Blade is originally from the Isle of Wight UK, Danielle is the daughter of British glass artist Martin Evans. After an apprenticeship at Isle of Wight Glass, Danielle moved to the US in 1985. Prior to establishing Gartner Blade Glass, Danielle studied with prominent American and European glass artists and was employed as a glasshouse gaffer and a glassblowing instructor.
Stephen Gartner was born in Phoenix, AZ, and grew up in the Southern United State and also Naples, Italy. He began his glass making career working with borosilicate glass and adapted techniques commonly used for torch work for use with hot glass. These adapted techniques allowed for great creativity and flexibility and the collaboration that is Gartner Blade Glass began.