Dayna studied stained glass in the Bay Area of California initially at The Stained Glass Garden in Berkeley, where she worked under many talented and established glass artists at the top of their field. Dayna spent 10 years in Oakland and Berkeley eventually teaching courses in glass art, building commissioned works for Artist Sabina Frank, and performing restoration work with Starbow Studios, from small lampshades to large church windows. Dayna was the studio manager and taught courses at The Institute of Mosaic Art in Oakland, that was then owned and directed by globally known mosaic artist, Laurel True.
After returning to the East Coast (glass tools in tow), Dayna landed in Vermont, married and became a mother. Currently, they are living on their land in their handmade, off grid home. Dayna has taught stained glass and mosaic technique at art centers throughout New England, including The White River Craft Center in Randolph, VT., Artascope Studios in Yarmouth, ME., ArtisTree Community Arts Center in South Pomfret, VT. and RiverArts in Morrisville, VT. and has collaborated with The Arts Bus.
In 2022, Dayna opened Day Breaks Glass Studio in Bethel, Vermont. The studio runs a large curriculum of courses in stained glass and mosaic art and hosts guest artists sharing their handcrafting skills. The studio has a small retail area where you can find a selection of glass crafting tools and supplies as well as giftware from local artisans.
Day Breaks Glass is a member of The Vermont Crafts Council and The Stained Glass Association of America. Dayna has also received grants from The Vermont Arts Council.