Robert Dane has been blowing glass for over thirty-five years, starting at Massachusetts College of Art in 1973. He has studied with Lino Tagliapietra, Pino Signoretto, Dan Dailey, Dante Marioni, and William Morris. He has exhibited his sculpture and glassware widely with galleries around the country.
His work is in the permanent collections of numerous museums including the Corning Museum of Glass and the Renwick Collection of the Smithsonian Institution. In 1996 he and his wife Jayne opened the Dane Gallery on Nantucket where they show his work along with the work of some of the top artists in glass and ceramics.